Proverbs Chapter 31 Darby English Bible

Proverbs 31:1

The words of king Lemuel, the prophecy that his mother taught him:

Proverbs 31:2

What, my son? and what, O son of my womb? and what, O son of my vows?

Proverbs 31:3

Give not thy strength unto women, nor thy ways to them that destroy kings.

Proverbs 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?

Proverbs 31:5

-- lest they drink and forget the law, and pervert the judgment of any of the children of affliction.

Proverbs 31:6

Give strong drink unto him that is ready to perish, and wine unto the bitter of soul:

Proverbs 31:7

let him drink, and forget his poverty, and remember his misery no more.

Proverbs 31:8

Open thy mouth for the dumb, for the cause of all those that are left desolate.

Proverbs 31:9

Open thy mouth, judge righteously, and minister justice to the afflicted and needy.

Proverbs 31:10

Who can find a woman of worth? for her price is far above rubies.

Proverbs 31:11

The heart of her husband confideth in her, and he shall have no lack of spoil.

Proverbs 31:12

She doeth him good, and not evil, all the days of her life.

Proverbs 31:13

She seeketh wool and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands.

Proverbs 31:14

She is like the merchants' ships: she bringeth her food from afar;

Proverbs 31:15

And she riseth while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and the day's work to her maidens.

Proverbs 31:16

She considereth a field, and acquireth it; of the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard.

Proverbs 31:17

She girdeth her loins with strength, and maketh strong her arms.

Proverbs 31:18

She perceiveth that her earning is good; her lamp goeth not out by night.

Proverbs 31:19

She putteth her hands to the distaff, and her hands hold the spindle.

Proverbs 31:20

She stretcheth out her hand to the afflicted, and she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.

Proverbs 31:21

She is not afraid of the snow for her household; for all her household are clothed with scarlet.

Proverbs 31:22

She maketh herself coverlets; her clothing is byssus and purple.

Proverbs 31:23

Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land.

Proverbs 31:24

She maketh body linen and selleth it, and delivereth girdles unto the merchant.

Proverbs 31:25

Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laugheth [at] the coming day.

Proverbs 31:26

She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and upon her tongue is the law of kindness.

Proverbs 31:27

She surveyeth the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.

Proverbs 31:28

Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband [also], and he praiseth her:

Proverbs 31:29

Many daughters have done worthily, but thou excellest them all.

Proverbs 31:30

Gracefulness is deceitful and beauty is vain; a woman [that] feareth Jehovah, she shall be praised.

Proverbs 31:31

Give her of the fruit of her hands, and let her own works praise her in the gates.