Proverbs Chapter 31 Young's Literal Translation

Proverbs 31:1

Words of Lemuel a king, a declaration that his mother taught him:

Proverbs 31:2

`What, my son? and what, son of my womb? And what, son of my vows?

Proverbs 31:3

Give not to women thy strength, And thy ways to wiping away of kings.

Proverbs 31:4

Not for kings, O Lemuel, Not for kings, to drink wine, And for princes a desire of strong drink.

Proverbs 31:5

Lest he drink, and forget the decree, And change the judgment of any of the sons of affliction.

Proverbs 31:6

Give strong drink to the perishing, And wine to the bitter in soul,

Proverbs 31:7

He drinketh, and forgetteth his poverty, And his misery he remembereth not again.

Proverbs 31:8

Open thy mouth for the dumb, For the right of all sons of change.

Proverbs 31:9

Open thy mouth, judge righteously, Both the cause of the poor and needy!'

Proverbs 31:10

A woman of worth who doth find? Yea, far above rubies `is' her price.

Proverbs 31:11

The heart of her husband hath trusted in her, And spoil he lacketh not.

Proverbs 31:12

She hath done him good, and not evil, All days of her life.

Proverbs 31:13

She hath sought wool and flax, And with delight she worketh `with' her hands.

Proverbs 31:14

She hath been as ships of the merchant, From afar she bringeth in her bread.

Proverbs 31:15

Yea, she riseth while yet night, And giveth food to her household, And a portion to her damsels.

Proverbs 31:16

She hath considered a field, and taketh it, From the fruit of her hands she hath planted a vineyard.

Proverbs 31:17

She hath girded with might her loins, And doth strengthen her arms.

Proverbs 31:18

She hath perceived when her merchandise `is' good, Her lamp is not extinguished in the night.

Proverbs 31:19

Her hands she hath sent forth on a spindle, And her hands have held a distaff.

Proverbs 31:20

Her hand she hath spread forth to the poor, Yea, her hands she sent forth to the needy.

Proverbs 31:21

She is not afraid of her household from snow, For all her household are clothed `with' scarlet.

Proverbs 31:22

Ornamental coverings she hath made for herself, Silk and purple `are' her clothing.

Proverbs 31:23

Known in the gates is her husband, In his sitting with elders of the land.

Proverbs 31:24

Linen garments she hath made, and selleth, And a girdle she hath given to the merchant.

Proverbs 31:25

Strength and honour `are' her clothing, And she rejoiceth at a latter day.

Proverbs 31:26

Her mouth she hath opened in wisdom, And the law of kindness `is' on her tongue.

Proverbs 31:27

She `is' watching the ways of her household, And bread of sloth she eateth not.

Proverbs 31:28

Her sons have risen up, and pronounce her happy, Her husband, and he praiseth her,

Proverbs 31:29

`Many `are' the daughters who have done worthily, Thou hast gone up above them all.'

Proverbs 31:30

The grace `is' false, and the beauty `is' vain, A woman fearing Jehovah, she may boast herself.

Proverbs 31:31

Give ye to her of the fruit of her hands, And her works do praise her in the gates!