Proverbs 31:5-15 NIV

5 lest they drink1 and forget what the law decrees,2 and deprive all the oppressed of their rights.

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6 Give beer to those who are perishing, wine3 to those who are in anguish;

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7 let them drink4 and forget their poverty and remember their misery no more.

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8 "Speak5 up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute.

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9 Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy."6

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Epilogue: The Wife of Noble Character

10 A wife of noble character7 who can find?8 She is worth far more than rubies.

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11 Her husband9 has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value.10

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12 She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life.
13 She selects wool and flax and works with eager hands.11

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14 She is like the merchant ships, bringing her food from afar.
15 She gets up while it is still dark; she provides food for her family and portions for her servant girls.