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Proverbs 31

Proverbs 31:1   The words of king Lemuel; the oracle which his mother taught him.
Proverbs 31:2   What, my son? and what, O son of my womb? And what, O 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 to say, Where is strong drink?
Proverbs 31:5   Lest they drink, and forget the law, And pervert the justice due to any that is afflicted.
Proverbs 31:6   Give strong drink unto him that is ready to perish, And wine unto the bitter in soul:
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 left desolate.
Proverbs 31:9   Open thy mouth, judge righteously, And minister justice to the poor and needy.
Proverbs 31:10   A worthy woman who can find? For her price is far above rubies.
Proverbs 31:11   The heart of her husband trusteth in her, And he shall have no lack of gain.
Proverbs 31:12   She doeth 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 merchant-ships; She bringeth her bread from afar.
Proverbs 31:15   She riseth also while it is yet night, And giveth food to her household, And their task 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 maketh strong her arms.
Proverbs 31:18   She perceiveth that her merchandise is profitable: Her lamp goeth not out by night.
Proverbs 31:19   She layeth her hands to the distaff, And her hands hold the spindle.
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 for herself carpets of tapestry; Her clothing is fine linen 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 linen garments and selleth them, And delivereth girdles unto the merchant.
Proverbs 31:25   Strength and dignity are her clothing; And she laugheth at the time to come.
Proverbs 31:26   She openeth her mouth with wisdom; And the law of kindness is on her tongue.
Proverbs 31:27   She looketh well to the ways of her household, And eateth not the bread of idleness.
Proverbs 31:28   Her children rise up, and call her blessed; Her husband also, and he praiseth her, saying:
Proverbs 31:29   Many daughters have done worthily, But thou excellest them all.
Proverbs 31:30   Grace is deceitful, and beauty is vain; But a woman that feareth Jehovah, she shall be praised.
Proverbs 31:31   Give her of the fruit of her hands; And let her works praise her in the gates.
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