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Proverbs 31

NRS 1 The words of King Lemuel. An oracle that his mother taught him: NIV 1 The sayings of King Lemuel--an oracle his mother taught him: NRS 2 No, my son! No, son of my womb! No, son of my vows! NIV 2 "O my son, O son of my womb, O son of my vows, NRS 3 Do not give your strength to women, your ways to those who destroy kings. NIV 3 do not spend your strength on women, your vigor on those who ruin kings. NRS 4 It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine, or for rulers to desire strong drink; NIV 4 "It is not for kings, O Lemuel-- not for kings to drink wine, not for rulers to crave beer, NRS 5 or else they will drink and forget what has been decreed, and will pervert the rights of all the afflicted. NIV 5 lest they drink and forget what the law decrees, and deprive all the oppressed of their rights. NRS 6 Give strong drink to one who is perishing, and wine to those in bitter distress; NIV 6 Give beer to those who are perishing, wine to those who are in anguish; NRS 7 let them drink and forget their poverty, and remember their misery no more. NIV 7 let them drink and forget their poverty and remember their misery no more. NRS 8 Speak out for those who cannot speak, for the rights of all the destitute. NIV 8 "Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. NRS 9 Speak out, judge righteously, defend the rights of the poor and needy. NIV 9 Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy." NRS 10 A capable wife who can find? She is far more precious than jewels. NIV 10 A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies. NRS 11 The heart of her husband trusts in her, and he will have no lack of gain. NIV 11 Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value. NRS 12 She does him good, and not harm, all the days of her life. NIV 12 She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life. NRS 13 She seeks wool and flax, and works with willing hands. NIV 13 She selects wool and flax and works with eager hands. NRS 14 She is like the ships of the merchant, she brings her food from far away. NIV 14 She is like the merchant ships, bringing her food from afar. NRS 15 She rises while it is still night and provides food for her household and tasks for her servant-girls. NIV 15 She gets up while it is still dark; she provides food for her family and portions for her servant girls. NRS 16 She considers a field and buys it; with the fruit of her hands she plants a vineyard. NIV 16 She considers a field and buys it; out of her earnings she plants a vineyard. NRS 17 She girds herself with strength, and makes her arms strong. NIV 17 She sets about her work vigorously; her arms are strong for her tasks. NRS 18 She perceives that her merchandise is profitable. Her lamp does not go out at night. NIV 18 She sees that her trading is profitable, and her lamp does not go out at night. NRS 19 She puts her hands to the distaff, and her hands hold the spindle. NIV 19 In her hand she holds the distaff and grasps the spindle with her fingers. NRS 20 She opens her hand to the poor, and reaches out her hands to the needy. NIV 20 She opens her arms to the poor and extends her hands to the needy. NRS 21 She is not afraid for her household when it snows, for all her household are clothed in crimson. NIV 21 When it snows, she has no fear for her household; for all of them are clothed in scarlet. NRS 22 She makes herself coverings; her clothing is fine linen and purple. NIV 22 She makes coverings for her bed; she is clothed in fine linen and purple. NRS 23 Her husband is known in the city gates, taking his seat among the elders of the land. NIV 23 Her husband is respected at the city gate, where he takes his seat among the elders of the land. NRS 24 She makes linen garments and sells them; she supplies the merchant with sashes. NIV 24 She makes linen garments and sells them, and supplies the merchants with sashes. NRS 25 Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come. NIV 25 She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. NRS 26 She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. NIV 26 She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue. NRS 27 She looks well to the ways of her household, and does not eat the bread of idleness. NIV 27 She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. NRS 28 Her children rise up and call her happy; her husband too, and he praises her: NIV 28 Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: NRS 29 "Many women have done excellently, but you surpass them all." NIV 29 "Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all." NRS 30 Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. NIV 30 Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised. NRS 31 Give her a share in the fruit of her hands, and let her works praise her in the city gates. NIV 31 Give her the reward she has earned, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.