Parallel Bible results for Proverbs 31:1-9

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Proverbs 31:1-9

GW 1 The sayings of King Lemuel, a prophetic revelation, used by his mother to discipline him. NIV 1 The sayings of King Lemuel--an oracle his mother taught him: GW 2 "What, my son? What, son to whom I gave birth? What, son of my prayers? NIV 2 "O my son, O son of my womb, O son of my vows, GW 3 Don't give your strength to women or your power to those who ruin kings. NIV 3 do not spend your strength on women, your vigor on those who ruin kings. GW 4 "It is not for kings, Lemuel. It is not for kings to drink wine or for rulers to crave liquor. NIV 4 "It is not for kings, O Lemuel-- not for kings to drink wine, not for rulers to crave beer, GW 5 Otherwise, they drink and forget what they have decreed and change the standard of justice for all oppressed people. NIV 5 lest they drink and forget what the law decrees, and deprive all the oppressed of their rights. GW 6 Give liquor to a person who is dying and wine to one who feels resentful. NIV 6 Give beer to those who are perishing, wine to those who are in anguish; GW 7 Such a person drinks and forgets his poverty and does not remember his trouble anymore. NIV 7 let them drink and forget their poverty and remember their misery no more. GW 8 "Speak out for the one who cannot speak, for the rights of those who are doomed. NIV 8 "Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. GW 9 Speak out, judge fairly, and defend the rights of oppressed and needy people." NIV 9 Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy."