The Words of Lemuel1 The words of King Lemuel, the ▼
▼ Or burdenoracle which his mother taught him: 2 What, O my son?
And what, O b son of my womb?
And what, O son of my c vows?
3 d Do not give your strength to women,
Or your ways to that which e destroys kings.
4 It is not for f kings, O Lemuel,
It is not for kings to g drink wine,
Or for rulers to desire strong drink,
5 For they will drink and forget what is decreed,
And h pervert the ▼
▼ Lit judgmentrights of all the ▼
▼ Lit sons of afflictionafflicted.
6 Give strong drink to him who is k perishing,
And wine to him ▼
▼ Lit bitter of soul, m whose life is bitter.
7 Let him drink and forget his poverty
And remember his trouble no more.
8 n Open your mouth for the mute,
For the ▼
▼ Lit judgmentrights of all the ▼
▼ Lit sons of passing awayunfortunate.
9 Open your mouth q judge righteously,
▼ Lit judge the afflicteddefend the s rights of the afflicted and needy.
Description of a Worthy Woman10 An t excellent wife, who can find?
For her worth is far u above jewels.
11 The heart of her husband trusts in her,
And he will have no lack of gain.
12 She does him good and not evil
All the days of her life.
13 She looks for wool and flax
And works with her ▼
▼ Lit palmshands ▼
▼ Or willinglyin delight.
14 She is like x merchant ships;
She brings her food from afar.
15 She y rises also while it is still night
And z gives food to her household
▼ Or prescribed tasksportions to her maidens.
16 She considers a field and buys it;
▼ Lit the fruit of her palmsher earnings she plants a vineyard.
17 She ac girds ▼
▼ Lit her loinsherself with strength
And makes her arms strong.
18 She senses that her gain is good;
Her lamp does not go out at night.
19 She stretches out her hands to the distaff,
And her ▼
▼ Lit palmshands grasp the spindle.
20 She ▼
▼ Lit spreads out her palm, ag extends her hand to the poor,
And she stretches out her hands to the needy.
21 She is not afraid of the snow for her household,
For all her household are ah clothed with scarlet.
22 She makes ai coverings for herself;
Her clothing is aj fine linen and ak purple.
23 Her husband is known al in the gates,
When he sits among the elders of the land.
24 She makes am linen garments and sells them,
▼ Lit givessupplies belts to the ▼
▼ Lit Canaanitetradesmen.
25 Strength and ap dignity are her clothing,
And she smiles at the ▼
▼ Lit latter daysfuture.
26 She ar opens her mouth in wisdom,
And the ▼
▼ Or lawteaching of kindness is on her tongue.
27 She looks well to the ways of her household,
And does not eat the at bread of idleness.
28 Her children rise up and bless her;
Her husband also, and he praises her, saying:
29 “Many daughters have done nobly,
But you excel them all.”
30 Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain,
But a woman who ▼
▼ Or reverences, av fears the Lord, she shall be praised.
31 Give her the ▼
▼ Lit fruitproduct of her hands,
And let her works praise her in the gates.
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