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Passage Lookup: Proverbs 31:1-31


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Proverbs 31:1
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The words of King Lemuel, the oracle [1] which his mother taught him:
Proverbs 31:2
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What, O my son? And what, O son [1] of my womb? And what, O son of my vows? [2]
Proverbs 31:3
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Do [1] not give your strength to women, Or your ways to that which destroys [2] kings.
Proverbs 31:4
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It is not for kings, [1] O Lemuel, It is not for kings to drink [2] wine, Or for rulers to desire strong drink,
Proverbs 31:5
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For they will drink and forget what is decreed, And pervert [1] the rights [2] of all the afflicted. [3]
Proverbs 31:6
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Give strong drink to him who is perishing, [1] And wine to him whose [2] [3] life is bitter.
Proverbs 31:7
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Let him drink and forget his poverty And remember his trouble no more.
Proverbs 31:8
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Open [1] your mouth for the mute, For the rights [2] of all the unfortunate. [3]
Proverbs 31:9
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Open your mouth, judge [1] righteously, And defend [2] the rights [3] of the afflicted and needy.
Proverbs 31:10
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An excellent [1] wife, who can find? For her worth is far above [2] jewels.
Proverbs 31:11
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The heart of her husband trusts in her, And he will have no lack of gain.
Proverbs 31:12
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She does him good and not evil All the days of her life.
Proverbs 31:13
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She looks for wool and flax And works with her hands [1] in [2] delight.
Proverbs 31:14
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She is like merchant [1] ships; She brings her food from afar.
Proverbs 31:15
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She rises [1] also while it is still night And gives [2] food to her household And portions [3] to her maidens.
Proverbs 31:16
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She considers a field and buys it; From her [1] earnings she plants a vineyard.
Proverbs 31:17
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She girds [1] herself [2] with strength And makes her arms strong.
Proverbs 31:18
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She senses that her gain is good; Her lamp does not go out at night.
Proverbs 31:19
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She stretches out her hands to the distaff, And her hands [1] grasp the spindle.
Proverbs 31:20
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She extends [1] [2] her hand to the poor, And she stretches out her hands to the needy.
Proverbs 31:21
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She is not afraid of the snow for her household, For all her household are clothed [1] with scarlet.
Proverbs 31:22
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She makes coverings [1] for herself; Her clothing is fine [2] linen and purple. [3]
Proverbs 31:23
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Her husband is known in [1] the gates, When he sits among the elders of the land.
Proverbs 31:24
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She makes linen [1] garments and sells them, And supplies [2] belts to the tradesmen. [3]
Proverbs 31:25
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Strength and dignity [1] are her clothing, And she smiles at the future. [2]
Proverbs 31:26
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She opens [1] her mouth in wisdom, And the teaching [2] of kindness is on her tongue.
Proverbs 31:27
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She looks well to the ways of her household, And does not eat the bread [1] of idleness.
Proverbs 31:28
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Her children rise up and bless her; Her husband also, and he praises her, saying:
Proverbs 31:29
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"Many daughters have done nobly, But you excel them all."
Proverbs 31:30
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Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain, But a woman who fears [1] [2] the LORD, she shall be praised.
Proverbs 31:31
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Give her the product [1] of her hands, And let her works praise her in the gates.
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