Parallel Bible results for Proverbs 31:1-9

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Proverbs 31:1-9

RSV 1 The words of Lemuel, king of Massa, which his mother taught him: NIV 1 The sayings of King Lemuel--an oracle his mother taught him: RSV 2 What, my son? What, son of my womb? What, son of my vows? NIV 2 "O my son, O son of my womb, O son of my vows, RSV 3 Give not 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. RSV 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, RSV 5 lest they drink and forget what has been decreed, and 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. RSV 6 Give strong drink to him 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; RSV 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. RSV 8 Open your mouth for the dumb, for the rights of all who are left desolate. NIV 8 "Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. RSV 9 Open your mouth, judge righteously, maintain the rights of the poor and needy. NIV 9 Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy."