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Proverbs 31:1-9

NIV 1 The sayings of King Lemuel--an oracle his mother taught him: NIV 1 The sayings of King Lemuel--an oracle his mother taught him: NIV 2 "O my son, O son of my womb, O son of my vows, NIV 2 "O my son, O son of my womb, O son of my vows, NIV 3 do not spend your strength on women, your vigor on those who ruin kings. NIV 3 do not spend your strength on women, your vigor on those who ruin kings. NIV 4 "It is not for kings, O Lemuel-- not for kings to drink wine, not for rulers to crave beer, NIV 4 "It is not for kings, O Lemuel-- not for kings to drink wine, not for rulers to crave beer, NIV 5 lest they drink and forget what the law decrees, and deprive all the oppressed of their rights. NIV 5 lest they drink and forget what the law decrees, and deprive all the oppressed of their rights. NIV 6 Give beer to those who are perishing, wine to those who are in anguish; NIV 6 Give beer to those who are perishing, wine to those who are in anguish; NIV 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. NIV 8 "Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. NIV 8 "Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. NIV 9 Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy." NIV 9 Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy."