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Unchecked Copy BoxPro 31:1 - The words of king Lemuel, the prophecy that his mother taught him:

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 31:2 - What, my son? and what, O son of my womb? and what, O son of my vows?

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 31:3 - Give not thy strength unto women, nor thy ways to them that destroy kings.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 31:4 - It is not for kings, Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine, nor for rulers to say, Where is the strong drink?

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 31:5 - -- lest they drink and forget the law, and pervert the judgment of any of the children of affliction.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 31:6 - Give strong drink unto him that is ready to perish, and wine unto the bitter of soul:

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 31:7 - let him drink, and forget his poverty, and remember his misery no more.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 31:8 - Open thy mouth for the dumb, for the cause of all those that are left desolate.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 31:9 - Open thy mouth, judge righteously, and minister justice to the afflicted and needy.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 31:10 - Who can find a woman of worth? for her price is far above rubies.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 31:11 - The heart of her husband confideth in her, and he shall have no lack of spoil.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 31:12 - She doeth him good, and not evil, all the days of her life.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 31:13 - She seeketh wool and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 31:14 - She is like the merchants' ships: she bringeth her food from afar;

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 31:15 - And she riseth while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and the day's work to her maidens.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 31:16 - She considereth a field, and acquireth it; of the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 31:17 - She girdeth her loins with strength, and maketh strong her arms.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 31:18 - She perceiveth that her earning is good; her lamp goeth not out by night.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 31:19 - She putteth her hands to the distaff, and her hands hold the spindle.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 31:20 - She stretcheth out her hand to the afflicted, and she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 31:21 - She is not afraid of the snow for her household; for all her household are clothed with scarlet.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 31:22 - She maketh herself coverlets; her clothing is byssus and purple.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 31:23 - Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 31:24 - She maketh body linen and selleth it, and delivereth girdles unto the merchant.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 31:25 - Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laugheth at the coming day.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 31:26 - She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and upon her tongue is the law of kindness.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 31:27 - She surveyeth the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 31:28 - Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her:

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 31:29 - Many daughters have done worthily, but thou excellest them all.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 31:30 - Gracefulness is deceitful and beauty is vain; a woman that feareth Jehovah, she shall be praised.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 31:31 - Give her of the fruit of her hands, and let her own works praise her in the gates.

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