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Proverbs 31:1-9

The Teaching of King Lemuel’s Mother

31The words of King Lemuel. An oracle that his mother taught him:

2 No, my son! No, son of my womb!
   No, son of my vows!
3 Do not give your strength to women,
   your ways to those who destroy kings.
4 It is not for kings, O Lemuel,
   it is not for kings to drink wine,
   or for rulers to desire* strong drink;
5 or else they will drink and forget what has been decreed,
   and will pervert the rights of all the afflicted.
6 Give strong drink to one who is perishing,
   and wine to those in bitter distress;
7 let them drink and forget their poverty,
   and remember their misery no more.
8 Speak out for those who cannot speak,
   for the rights of all the destitute.*
9 Speak out, judge righteously,
   defend the rights of the poor and needy.


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