Proverbs 31:1–5

The Words of King Lemuel’s Mother

31 The words of King Lemuel, the utterance which his mother taught him:

2 What, my son?

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.

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