31 The words of King Lemuel, the utterance which his mother taught him:
And what, son of my womb?
And what, ason of my vows?
3 bDo not give your strength to women,
Nor your ways cto that which destroys kings.
4 dIt is not for kings, O Lemuel,
It is not for kings to drink wine,
Nor for princes intoxicating drink;
5 eLest they drink and forget the law,
And pervert the justice of all 1the afflicted.
Lit. sons of affliction