1902 Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR)
31:1 ¶ The words of Lemuel the king,the strain which was taught him by his mother:
31:2 What, my son? and what, the son of my womb? aye what, the son of my vows?
31:3 Do not give, to women, thy strength, nor thy ways, to them who ruin kings.
31:4 It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine, nor, for dignitaries, to desire strong drink,
31:5 Lest he drink, and forget that which is decreed, and alter the plea of any who are sorely oppressed.
31:6 Give strong drink, to him that is perishing, and wine, to such as are embittered in soul:
31:7 Let him drink, and forget his poverty, and, his wearying toil, let him remember no more.
31:8 Open thy mouth for the dumb, for the cause of all the children of the departed.
31:9 Open thy mouthjudge righteously,and administer justice for the poor and the needy.
31:10 ¶ A virtuous woman, who can find? for, far beyond corals, is her worth.
31:11 The heart of her husband, trusteth her, and, gain, he shall not lack:
31:12 She doeth him good and not evil, all the days of her life:
31:13 She seeketh wool and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands:
31:14 She is like the ships of the merchant, from afar, she bringeth in her food;
31:15 And she riseth, while yet it is night, and giveth food to her household, and a task to her maidens:
31:16 She considereth a field, and procureth it, Out of the fruit of her hands, she planteth a vineyard:
31:17 She girdeth, with strength her loins, and putteth vigour into her arms:
31:18 She tasteth, whether, good, be her merchandise, and her lamp, goeth not out by night:
31:19 Her hands, she putteth forth to the distaff, and, her palms, lay hold of the spindle:
31:20 Her palm, she spreadeth out to the oppressed, and, her hands, she extendeth to the needy:
31:21 She feareth not, for her household, because of the snow, for, all her household, are clothed with crimson:
31:22 Coverlets, she maketh for herself, Of white linen and of purple, is her clothing:
31:23 Known in the gates, is her husband, when he sitteth, with the elders of the land:
31:24 Fine linen wraps, she maketh and selleth, and, girdles, doth she deliver to the trader:
31:25 Strength and dignity, are her clothing, and she laugheth at the time to come:
31:26 Her mouth, she openeth with wisdom, and, the instruction of kindness, is on her tongue:
31:27 She looketh well to the goings of her household, and, the bread of idleness, will she not eat.
31:28 Her children rise up, and call her happy! her husband, and he praiseth her:
31:29 Many daughters, have done virtuously, but, thou, excellest them all!
31:31 Give her of the fruit of her own hands, and let her own works, praise her in the gates.
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