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Sunday, June 23rd, 2024
the Week of Proper 7 / Ordinary 12
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Passage Lookup: Proverbs 31

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Proverbs 31:1
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The words of King Lemuel, the pronouncement which his mother taught him:
Proverbs 31:2
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What, my son? And what, (C1)son of my womb? And what, son of my (C2)vows?
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Proverbs 31:3
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(C1)Do not give your strength to women, Or your ways to that which (C2)destroys kings.
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Proverbs 31:4
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It is not for (C1)kings, Lemuel, It is not for kings to (C2)drink wine, Or for rulers to desire intoxicating drink,
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Proverbs 31:5
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Otherwise they will drink and forget what is decreed, And (C1)pervert the (F1)rights of all the (F2)needy.
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Proverbs 31:6
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Give intoxicating drink to one who is (C1)perishing, And wine to one (F1)(C2)whose life is bitter.
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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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(C1)Open your mouth for the people who cannot speak, For the (F1)rights of all the (F2)unfortunate.
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Proverbs 31:9
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Open your mouth, (C1)judge righteously, And (F1)defend the (C2)rights of the poor and needy.
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Proverbs 31:10
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An (C1)excellent wife, who can find her? For her worth is far (C2)above jewels.
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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 linen, And works with her (F1)hands (F2)in delight.
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Proverbs 31:14
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She is like (C1)merchant ships; She brings her food from afar.
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Proverbs 31:15
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And she (C1)rises while it is still night And (C2)gives food to her household, And (F1)portions to her attendants.
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Proverbs 31:16
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She considers a field and buys it; From (F1)her earnings she plants a vineyard.
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Proverbs 31:17
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She (C1)surrounds her waist with strength And makes her arms strong.
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Proverbs 31:18
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She senses that her profit is good; Her lamp does not go out at night.
Proverbs 31:19
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She stretches out her hands to the (F1)distaff, And her (F2)hands grasp the spindle.
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Proverbs 31:20
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She (F1)(C1)extends her hand to the poor, And she stretches out her hands to the needy.
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Proverbs 31:21
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She is not afraid of the snow for her household, For all her household are (C1)clothed with scarlet.
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Proverbs 31:22
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She makes (C1)coverings for herself; Her clothing is (C2)fine linen and (C3)purple.
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Proverbs 31:23
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Her husband is known (C1)in the gates, When he sits among the elders of the land.
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Proverbs 31:24
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She makes (C1)linen garments and sells them, And (F1)supplies belts to the (F2)tradesmen.
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Proverbs 31:25
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Strength and (C1)dignity are her clothing, And she smiles at the (F1)future.
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Proverbs 31:26
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She (C1)opens her mouth in wisdom, And the (F1)teaching of kindness is on her tongue.
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Proverbs 31:27
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She watches over the activities of her household, And does not eat the (C1)bread of idleness.
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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 (F1)(C1)fears the LORD, she shall be praised.
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Proverbs 31:31
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Give her the (F1)product of her hands, And let her works praise her in the gates.
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