Proverbs 31:1-9 NLT

1 The sayings of King Lemuel contain this message,a which his mother taught him.

References for Proverbs 31:1

    • 31:1 - Or of Lemuel, king of Massa; or of King Lemuel, an oracle.
      2 O my son, O son of my womb, O son of my vows,
      3 do not waste your strength on women, on those who ruin kings.
      4 It is not for kings, O Lemuel, to guzzle wine. Rulers should not crave alcohol.
      5 For if they drink, they may forget the law and not give justice to the oppressed.
      6 Alcohol is for the dying, and wine for those in bitter distress.
      7 Let them drink to forget their poverty and remember their troubles no more.
      8 Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves; ensure justice for those being crushed.
      9 Yes, speak up for the poor and helpless, and see that they get justice.