Words of Lemuel a king, a declaration that his mother taught him:
`What, my son? and what, son of my womb? And what, son of my vows?
Give not to women thy strength, And thy ways to wiping away of kings.
Not for kings, O Lemuel, Not for kings, to drink wine, And for princes a desire of strong drink.
Lest he drink, and forget the decree, And change the judgment of any of the sons of affliction.
Give strong drink to the perishing, And wine to the bitter in soul,
He drinketh, and forgetteth his poverty, And his misery he remembereth not again.
Open thy mouth for the dumb, For the right of all sons of change.
Open thy mouth, judge righteously, Both the cause of the poor and needy!'