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Proverb 31 KJV: The words of king Lemuel

Proverb 31 – KJV (King James Version)

31:1
The words of king Lemuel, the prophecy that his mother taught him.

31:2
What, my son? and what, the son of my womb? and what, the son of my vows?

31:3
Give not thy strength unto women, nor thy ways to that which destroyeth kings.

31:4
It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine; nor for princes strong drink:

31:5
Lest they drink, and forget the law, and pervert the judgment of any of the afflicted.

31:6
Give strong drink unto him that is ready to perish, and wine unto those that be of heavy hearts.

31:7
Let him drink, and forget his poverty, and remember his misery no more.

31:8
Open thy mouth for the dumb in the cause of all such as are appointed to destruction.

31:9
Open thy mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy.

31:10
Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.

31:11
The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil.

31:12
She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life.

31:13
She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands.

31:14
She is like the merchants’ ships; she bringeth her food from afar.

31:15
She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens.

31:16
She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard.

31:17
She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms.

31:18
She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night.

31:19
She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff.

31:20
She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.

31:21
She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet.

31:22
She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple.

31:23
Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land.

31:24
She maketh fine linen, and selleth it; and delivereth girdles unto the merchant.

31:25
Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come.

31:26
She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.

31:27
She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.

31:28
Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.

31:29
Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all.

31:30
Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised.

31:31
Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.

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