Bible: Prov 31:1-5

The Words of Lemuel

31:1 The words of King Lemuel, 1 

an oracle 2  that his mother taught him:

31:2 O 3  my son, O son of my womb,

O son 4  of my vows,

31:3 Do not give your strength 5  to women,

nor your ways 6  to that which ruins 7  kings.

31:4 It is not for kings, 8  O Lemuel,

it is not for kings to drink wine, 9 

or for rulers to crave strong drink, 10 

31:5 lest they drink and forget what is decreed,

and remove 11  from all the poor 12  their legal rights. 13 

NET Bible Study Environment