Proverbs 31:1 ←
The words of king Lemuel, the prophecy that his mother taught him.
Proverbs 31:2 ←
What, my son? and what, the son of my womb? and what, the son of my vows?
Proverbs 31:3 ←
Give not thy strength unto women, nor thy ways to that which destroyeth kings.
Proverbs 31:4 ←
It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine; nor for princes strong drink:
Proverbs 31:5 ←
Lest they drink, and forget the law, and pervert the judgment of any of the afflicted.
Proverbs 31:6 ←
Give strong drink unto him that is ready to perish, and wine unto those that be of heavy hearts.
Proverbs 31:7 ←
Let him drink, and forget his poverty, and remember his misery no more.
Proverbs 31:8 ←
Open thy mouth for the dumb in the cause of all such as are appointed to destruction.
Proverbs 31:9 ←
Open thy mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy.
Proverbs 31:10 ←
Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.
Proverbs 31:11 ←
The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil.
Proverbs 31:12 ←
She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life.
Proverbs 31:13 ←
She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands.
Proverbs 31:14 ←
She is like the merchants' ships; she bringeth her food from afar.
Proverbs 31:15 ←
She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens.
Proverbs 31:16 ←
She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard.
Proverbs 31:17 ←
She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms.
Proverbs 31:18 ←
She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night.
Proverbs 31:19 ←
She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff.
Proverbs 31:20 ←
She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth 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 maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple.
Proverbs 31:23 ←
Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land.
Proverbs 31:24 ←
She maketh fine linen, and selleth it; and delivereth girdles unto the merchant.
Proverbs 31:25 ←
Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come.
Proverbs 31:26 ←
She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.
Proverbs 31:27 ←
She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.
Proverbs 31:28 ←
Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.
Proverbs 31:29 ←
Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all.
Proverbs 31:30 ←
Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised.
Proverbs 31:31 ←
Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.