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Proverbs 31

Book of Proverbs - Chapter 31

Proverbs 31:1

The words of king Lemuel; the oracle which his mother taught him.

Proverbs 31:2

"Oh, my son! Oh, son of my womb! Oh, son of my vows!

Proverbs 31:3

Don't give your strength to women, nor your ways to that which destroys kings.

Proverbs 31:4

It is not for kings, Lemuel; it is not for kings to drink wine; nor for princes to say, 'Where is strong drink?'

Proverbs 31:5

lest they drink, and forget the law, and pervert the justice due to anyone who is afflicted.

Proverbs 31:6

Give strong drink to him who is ready to perish; and wine to the bitter in soul:

Proverbs 31:7

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

Proverbs 31:8

Open your mouth for the mute, in the cause of all who are left desolate.

Proverbs 31:9

Open your mouth, judge righteously, and serve justice to the poor and needy."

Proverbs 31:10

Who can find a worthy woman? For her price is far above rubies.

Proverbs 31:11

The heart of her husband trusts in her. He shall have no lack of gain.

Proverbs 31:12

She does him good, and not harm, all the days of her life.

Proverbs 31:13

She seeks wool and flax, and works eagerly with her hands.

Proverbs 31:14

She is like the merchant ships. She brings her bread from afar.

Proverbs 31:15

She rises also while it is yet night, gives food to her household, and portions for her servant girls.

Proverbs 31:16

She considers a field, and buys it. With the fruit of her hands, she plants a vineyard.

Proverbs 31:17

She arms her waist with strength, and makes her arms strong.

Proverbs 31:18

She perceives that her merchandise is profitable. Her lamp doesn't go out by night.

Proverbs 31:19

She lays her hands to the distaff, and her hands hold the spindle.

Proverbs 31:20

She opens her arms to the poor; yes, she extends her hands to the needy.

Proverbs 31:21

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

Proverbs 31:22

She makes for herself carpets of tapestry. Her clothing is fine linen and purple.

Proverbs 31:23

Her husband is respected in the gates, when he sits among the elders of the land.

Proverbs 31:24

She makes linen garments and sells them, and delivers sashes to the merchant.

Proverbs 31:25

Strength and dignity are her clothing. She laughs at the time to come.

Proverbs 31:26

She opens her mouth with wisdom. Faithful instruction is on her tongue.

Proverbs 31:27

She looks well to the ways of her household, and doesn't eat the bread of idleness.

Proverbs 31:28

Her children rise up and call her blessed. Her husband also praises her:

Proverbs 31:29

"Many women do noble things, but you excel them all."

Proverbs 31:30

Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain; but a woman who fears the LORD, she shall be praised.

Proverbs 31:31

Give her of the fruit of her hands! Let her works praise her in the gates!