Proverbs

Proverbs 31 (BBT Translation)

The Words of Lemuel 31:1 The words of King Lemuel, an oracle that his mother taught him: 31:2 O my son, O son of my womb, O son of my vows, 31:3 Do not give your strength to women, nor your ways to that which ruins kings. 31:4 It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine, or for rulers to crave strong drink, 31:5 lest they drink and forget what is decreed, and remove from all the poor their legal rights. 31:6 Give strong drink to the one who is perishing, and wine to those who are bitterly distressed; 31:7 let them drink and forget their poverty, and remember their misery no more. 31:8 Open your mouth on behalf of those unable to speak, for the legal rights of all the dying. 31:9 Open your mouth,