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Proverbs 31


Proverbs 31:1 The words of King Lemuel, the oracle which his mother taught him:
Proverbs 31:2 What, O my son? And what, O son of my womb? And what, O son of my vows?
Proverbs 31:3 Do not give your strength to women, Or your ways to that which destroys kings.
Proverbs 31:4 It is not for kings, O Lemuel, It is not for kings to drink wine, Or for rulers to desire strong drink,
Proverbs 31:5 For they will drink and forget what is decreed, And pervert the rights of all the afflicted.
Proverbs 31:6 Give strong drink to him who is perishing, And wine to him whose life is bitter.
Proverbs 31:7 Let him drink and forget his poverty And remember his trouble no more.
Proverbs 31:8 Open your mouth for the mute, For the rights of all the unfortunate.
Proverbs 31:9 Open your mouth, judge righteously, And defend the rights of the afflicted and needy. Description of a Worthy Woman
Proverbs 31:10 An excellent wife, who can find? For her worth is far above jewels.
Proverbs 31:11 The heart of her husband trusts in her, And he will have no lack of gain.
Proverbs 31:12 She does him good and not evil All the days of her life.
Proverbs 31:13 She looks for wool and flax And works with her hands in delight.
Proverbs 31:14 She is like merchant ships; She brings her food from afar.
Proverbs 31:15 She rises also while it is still night And gives food to her household And portions to her maidens.
Proverbs 31:16 She considers a field and buys it; From her earnings she plants a vineyard.
Proverbs 31:17 She girds herself with strength And makes her arms strong.
Proverbs 31:18 She senses that her gain is good; Her lamp does not go out at night.
Proverbs 31:19 She stretches out her hands to the distaff, And her hands grasp the spindle.
Proverbs 31:20 She extends her hand to the poor, And she stretches out 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 makes coverings for herself; Her clothing is fine linen and purple.
Proverbs 31:23 Her husband is known in the gates, When he sits among the elders of the land.
Proverbs 31:24 She makes linen garments and sells them, And supplies belts to the tradesmen.
Proverbs 31:25 Strength and dignity are her clothing, And she smiles at the future.
Proverbs 31:26 She opens her mouth in wisdom, And the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.
Proverbs 31:27 She looks well to the ways of her household, And does not eat the bread of idleness.
Proverbs 31:28 Her children rise up and bless her; Her husband also, and he praises her, saying:
Proverbs 31:29 "Many daughters have done nobly, But you excel them all."
Proverbs 31:30 Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain, But a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised.
Proverbs 31:31 Give her the product of her hands, And let her works praise her in the gates.


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Proverbs 31:1 The words of king Lemuel, the prophecy that his mother taught him. Proverbs 31:1 The words of King Lemuel, the oracle which his mother taught him: Proverbs 31:1 οἱ ἐμοὶ λόγοι εἴρηνται ὑπὸ θεοῦ βασιλέως χρηματισμός ὃν ἐπαίδευσεν ἡ μήτηρ αὐτοῦ
Proverbs 31:2 What, my son? and what, the son of my womb? and what, the son of my vows? Proverbs 31:2 What, O my son? And what, O son of my womb? And what, O son of my vows? Proverbs 31:2 τί τέκνον τηρήσεις τί ῥήσεις θεοῦ πρωτογενές σοὶ λέγω υἱέ τί τέκνον ἐμῆς κοιλίας τί τέκνον ἐμῶν εὐχῶν
Proverbs 31:3 Give not thy strength unto women, nor thy ways to that which destroyeth kings. Proverbs 31:3 Do not give your strength to women, Or your ways to that which destroys kings. Proverbs 31:3 μὴ δῷς γυναιξὶ σὸν πλοῦτον καὶ τὸν σὸν νοῦν καὶ βίον εἰς ὑστεροβουλίαν
Proverbs 31:4 It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine; nor for princes strong drink: Proverbs 31:4 It is not for kings, O Lemuel, It is not for kings to drink wine, Or for rulers to desire strong drink, Proverbs 31:4 μετὰ βουλῆς πάντα ποίει μετὰ βουλῆς οἰνοπότει οἱ δυνάσται θυμώδεις εἰσίν οἶνον δὲ μὴ πινέτωσαν
Proverbs 31:5 Lest they drink, and forget the law, and pervert the judgment of any of the afflicted. Proverbs 31:5 For they will drink and forget what is decreed, And pervert the rights of all the afflicted. Proverbs 31:5 ἵνα μὴ πιόντες ἐπιλάθωνται τῆς σοφίας καὶ ὀρθὰ κρῖναι οὐ μὴ δύνωνται τοὺς ἀσθενεῖς
Proverbs 31:6 Give strong drink unto him that is ready to perish, and wine unto those that be of heavy hearts. Proverbs 31:6 Give strong drink to him who is perishing, And wine to him whose life is bitter. Proverbs 31:6 δίδοτε μέθην τοῖς ἐν λύπαις καὶ οἶνον πίνειν τοῖς ἐν ὀδύναις
Proverbs 31:7 Let him drink, and forget his poverty, and remember his misery no more. Proverbs 31:7 Let him drink and forget his poverty And remember his trouble no more. Proverbs 31:7 ἵνα ἐπιλάθωνται τῆς πενίας καὶ τῶν πόνων μὴ μνησθῶσιν ἔτι
Proverbs 31:8 Open thy mouth for the dumb in the cause of all such as are appointed to destruction. Proverbs 31:8 Open your mouth for the mute, For the rights of all the unfortunate. Proverbs 31:8 ἄνοιγε σὸν στόμα λόγῳ θεοῦ καὶ κρῖνε πάντας ὑγιῶς
Proverbs 31:9 Open thy mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy. Proverbs 31:9 Open your mouth, judge righteously, And defend the rights of the afflicted and needy. Description of a Worthy Woman Proverbs 31:9 ἄνοιγε σὸν στόμα καὶ κρῖνε δικαίως διάκρινε δὲ πένητα καὶ ἀσθενῆ
Proverbs 31:10 Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies. Proverbs 31:10 An excellent wife, who can find? For her worth is far above jewels. Proverbs 31:10 γυναῖκα ἀνδρείαν τίς εὑρήσει τιμιωτέρα δέ ἐστιν λίθων πολυτελῶν ἡ τοιαύτη
Proverbs 31:11 The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil. Proverbs 31:11 The heart of her husband trusts in her, And he will have no lack of gain. Proverbs 31:11 θαρσεῖ ἐπ᾽ αὐτῇ ἡ καρδία τοῦ ἀνδρὸς αὐτῆς ἡ τοιαύτη καλῶν σκύλων οὐκ ἀπορήσει
Proverbs 31:12 She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life. Proverbs 31:12 She does him good and not evil All the days of her life. Proverbs 31:12 ἐνεργεῖ γὰρ τῷ ἀνδρὶ ἀγαθὰ πάντα τὸν βίον
Proverbs 31:13 She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands. Proverbs 31:13 She looks for wool and flax And works with her hands in delight. Proverbs 31:13 μηρυομένη ἔρια καὶ λίνον ἐποίησεν εὔχρηστον ταῖς χερσὶν αὐτῆς
Proverbs 31:14 She is like the merchants' ships; she bringeth her food from afar. Proverbs 31:14 She is like merchant ships; She brings her food from afar. Proverbs 31:14 ἐγένετο ὡσεὶ ναῦς ἐμπορευομένη μακρόθεν συνάγει δὲ αὕτη τὸν βίον
Proverbs 31:15 She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens. Proverbs 31:15 She rises also while it is still night And gives food to her household And portions to her maidens. Proverbs 31:15 καὶ ἀνίσταται ἐκ νυκτῶν καὶ ἔδωκεν βρώματα τῷ οἴκῳ καὶ ἔργα ταῖς θεραπαίναις
Proverbs 31:16 She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard. Proverbs 31:16 She considers a field and buys it; From her earnings she plants a vineyard. Proverbs 31:16 θεωρήσασα γεώργιον ἐπρίατο ἀπὸ δὲ καρπῶν χειρῶν αὐτῆς κατεφύτευσεν κτῆμα
Proverbs 31:17 She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms. Proverbs 31:17 She girds herself with strength And makes her arms strong. Proverbs 31:17 ἀναζωσαμένη ἰσχυρῶς τὴν ὀσφὺν αὐτῆς ἤρεισεν τοὺς βραχίονας αὐτῆς εἰς ἔργον
Proverbs 31:18 She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night. Proverbs 31:18 She senses that her gain is good; Her lamp does not go out at night. Proverbs 31:18 ἐγεύσατο ὅτι καλόν ἐστιν τὸ ἐργάζεσθαι καὶ οὐκ ἀποσβέννυται ὅλην τὴν νύκτα ὁ λύχνος αὐτῆς
Proverbs 31:19 She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff. Proverbs 31:19 She stretches out her hands to the distaff, And her hands grasp the spindle. Proverbs 31:19 τοὺς πήχεις αὐτῆς ἐκτείνει ἐπὶ τὰ συμφέροντα τὰς δὲ χεῖρας αὐτῆς ἐρείδει εἰς ἄτρακτον
Proverbs 31:20 She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy. Proverbs 31:20 She extends her hand to the poor, And she stretches out her hands to the needy. Proverbs 31:20 χεῖρας δὲ αὐτῆς διήνοιξεν πένητι καρπὸν δὲ ἐξέτεινεν πτωχῷ
Proverbs 31:21 She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet. Proverbs 31:21 She is not afraid of the snow for her household, For all her household are clothed with scarlet. Proverbs 31:21 οὐ φροντίζει τῶν ἐν οἴκῳ ὁ ἀνὴρ αὐτῆς ὅταν που χρονίζῃ πάντες γὰρ οἱ παρ᾽ αὐτῆς ἐνδιδύσκονται
Proverbs 31:22 She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple. Proverbs 31:22 She makes coverings for herself; Her clothing is fine linen and purple. Proverbs 31:22 δισσὰς χλαίνας ἐποίησεν τῷ ἀνδρὶ αὐτῆς ἐκ δὲ βύσσου καὶ πορφύρας ἑαυτῇ ἐνδύματα
Proverbs 31:23 Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land. Proverbs 31:23 Her husband is known in the gates, When he sits among the elders of the land. Proverbs 31:23 περίβλεπτος δὲ γίνεται ἐν πύλαις ὁ ἀνὴρ αὐτῆς ἡνίκα ἂν καθίσῃ ἐν συνεδρίῳ μετὰ τῶν γερόντων κατοίκων τῆς γῆς
Proverbs 31:24 She maketh fine linen, and selleth it; and delivereth girdles unto the merchant. Proverbs 31:24 She makes linen garments and sells them, And supplies belts to the tradesmen. Proverbs 31:24 σινδόνας ἐποίησεν καὶ ἀπέδοτο περιζώματα δὲ τοῖς Χαναναίοις
Proverbs 31:25 Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come. Proverbs 31:25 Strength and dignity are her clothing, And she smiles at the future. Proverbs 31:25 στόμα αὐτῆς διήνοιξεν προσεχόντως καὶ ἐννόμως καὶ τάξιν ἐστείλατο τῇ γλώσσῃ αὐτῆς
Proverbs 31:26 She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness. Proverbs 31:26 She opens her mouth in wisdom, And the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. Proverbs 31:26 ἰσχὺν καὶ εὐπρέπειαν ἐνεδύσατο καὶ εὐφράνθη ἐν ἡμέραις ἐσχάταις
Proverbs 31:27 She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness. Proverbs 31:27 She looks well to the ways of her household, And does not eat the bread of idleness. Proverbs 31:27 στεγναὶ διατριβαὶ οἴκων αὐτῆς σῖτα δὲ ὀκνηρὰ οὐκ ἔφαγεν
Proverbs 31:28 Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her. Proverbs 31:28 Her children rise up and bless her; Her husband also, and he praises her, saying: Proverbs 31:28 τὸ στόμα δὲ ἀνοίγει σοφῶς καὶ νομοθέσμως ἡ δὲ ἐλεημοσύνη αὐτῆς ἀνέστησεν τὰ τέκνα αὐτῆς καὶ ἐπλούτησαν καὶ ὁ ἀνὴρ αὐτῆς ᾔνεσεν αὐτήν
Proverbs 31:29 Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all. Proverbs 31:29 "Many daughters have done nobly, But you excel them all." Proverbs 31:29 πολλαὶ θυγατέρες ἐκτήσαντο πλοῦτον πολλαὶ ἐποίησαν δυνατά σὺ δὲ ὑπέρκεισαι καὶ ὑπερῆρας πάσας
Proverbs 31:30 Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised. Proverbs 31:30 Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain, But a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised. Proverbs 31:30 ψευδεῖς ἀρέσκειαι καὶ μάταιον κάλλος γυναικός γυνὴ γὰρ συνετὴ εὐλογεῖται φόβον δὲ κυρίου αὕτη αἰνείτω
Proverbs 31:31 Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates. Proverbs 31:31 Give her the product of her hands, And let her works praise her in the gates. Proverbs 31:31 δότε αὐτῇ ἀπὸ καρπῶν χειρῶν αὐτῆς καὶ αἰνείσθω ἐν πύλαις ὁ ἀνὴρ αὐτῆς

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