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Proverbs 31

31:1 Words of Lemuel a king, a declaration that his mother taught him: 31:2 `What, my son and what, son of my womb And what, son of my vows 31:3 Give not to women thy strength, And thy ways to wiping away of kings. 31:4 Not for kings, O Lemuel, Not for kings, to drink wine, And for princes a desire of strong drink. 31:5 Lest he drink, and forget the decree, And change the judgment of any of the sons of affliction. 31:6 Give strong drink to the perishing, And wine to the bitter in soul, 31:7 He drinketh, and forgetteth his poverty, And his misery he remembereth not again. 31:8 Open thy mouth for the dumb, For the right of all sons of change. 31:9 Open thy mouth, judge righteously, Both the cause of the poor and needy!'  31:10 A woman of worth who doth find Yea, far above rubies [is] her price. 31:11 The heart of her husband hath trusted in her, And spoil he lacketh not. 31:12 She hath done him good, and not evil, All days of her life. 31:13 She hath sought wool and flax, And with delight she worketh [with] her hands. 31:14 She hath been as ships of the merchant, From afar she bringeth in her bread. 31:15 Yea, she riseth while yet night, And giveth food to her household, And a portion to her damsels. 31:16 She hath considered a field, and taketh it, From the fruit of her hands she hath planted a vineyard. 31:17 She hath girded with might her loins, And doth strengthen her arms. 31:18 She hath perceived when her merchandise [is] good, Her lamp is not extinguished in the night. 31:19 Her hands she hath sent forth on a spindle, And her hands have held a distaff. 31:20 Her hand she hath spread forth to the poor, Yea, her hands she sent forth to the needy. 31:21 She is not afraid of her household from snow, For all her household are clothed [with] scarlet. 31:22 Ornamental coverings she hath made for herself, Silk and purple [are] her clothing. 31:23 Known in the gates is her husband, In his sitting with elders of the land. 31:24 Linen garments she hath made, and selleth, And a girdle she hath given to the merchant. 31:25 Strength and honour [are] her clothing, And she rejoiceth at a latter day. 31:26 Her mouth she hath opened in wisdom, And the law of kindness [is] on her tongue. 31:27 She [is] watching the ways of her household, And bread of sloth she eateth not. 31:28 Her sons have risen up, and pronounce her happy, Her husband, and he praiseth her, 31:29 `Many [are] the daughters who have done worthily, Thou hast gone up above them all.' 31:30 The grace [is] false, and the beauty [is] vain, A woman fearing Jehovah, she may boast herself. 31:31 Give ye to her of the fruit of her hands, And her works do praise her in the gates! 

Young's Literal Translation - Public Domain