Bible: Proverbs 31:3-9

31:3 Do not give your strength 1  to women,

nor your ways 2  to that which ruins 3  kings.

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

it is not for kings to drink wine, 5 

or for rulers to crave strong drink, 6 

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

and remove 7  from all the poor 8  their legal rights. 9 

31:6 Give strong drink to the one who is perishing, 10 

and wine to those who are bitterly distressed; 11 

31:7 let them 12  drink and forget 13  their poverty,

and remember their misery no more.

31:8 Open your mouth 14  on behalf of those unable to speak, 15 

for the legal rights of all the dying. 16 

31:9 Open your mouth, judge in righteousness, 17 

and plead the cause 18  of the poor and needy.

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