Bible: Proverbs 31:4-9

31:4 It is not for kings, 1  O Lemuel,

it is not for kings to drink wine, 2 

or for rulers to crave strong drink, 3 

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

and remove 4  from all the poor 5  their legal rights. 6 

31:6 Give strong drink to the one who is perishing, 7 

and wine to those who are bitterly distressed; 8 

31:7 let them 9  drink and forget 10  their poverty,

and remember their misery no more.

31:8 Open your mouth 11  on behalf of those unable to speak, 12 

for the legal rights of all the dying. 13 

31:9 Open your mouth, judge in righteousness, 14 

and plead the cause 15  of the poor and needy.

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