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Proverbs 31

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1 The words of King Lemuel. The instruction that his mother taught him:
2 what my son? What, son of my womb? what son of my vows?
3 Do not give women your strength, nor your ways to the destroyers of kings.
4 Not to kings, Lemuel, not to kings to drink wine, and not to princes - to strong drink,
5 so that when they’re drunk, they don’t forget the law and turn the courts of all the oppressed.
6 Give the perishing soul and wine to the afflicted soul;
7 let him drink and forget his poverty and not remember his suffering anymore.
eight Open your mouth for the mute and for the protection of all orphans.
nine Open your mouth for justice and for the cause of the poor and the poor.

ten Who will find a virtuous wife? its price is higher than pearls;
eleven her husband’s heart is confident in her, and he will not be left without profit;
12 she gives him good, and not evil, all the days of her life.
13 It obtains wool and flax, and eagerly works with its own hands.
fourteen She, like merchant ships, from afar procures her bread.
fifteen She gets up at night and gives out food in her house and the lesson to her maids.
16 She will think of the field, and gain it; from the fruits of his hands he plants a vineyard.
17 He girdles his loins with strength and strengthens his muscles.
18 She feels that her occupation is good, and - her lamp does not go out even at night.
19 He reaches out his hands to the spinning wheel, and her fingers are taken by the spindle.
20 She opens her hand to the poor, and gives her hand to the needy.
21 Not afraid of a cold for her family, because her whole family is dressed in double clothes.
22 She makes carpets for herself; fine linen and purple are her clothes.
23 Her husband is known at the gate when he sits with the elders of the earth.
24 She makes bedspreads and sells, and delivers belts to the Phoenician merchants.
25 Fortress and beauty are her clothes, and she cheerfully looks at the future.
26 She opens her mouth with wisdom, and gentle instruction in her tongue.
27 She observes the household in her house and does not eat idle bread.
28 The children get up and indulge her, husband, and praises her:
29th `There were many virtuous wives, but you surpassed them all. '
thirty Charisma is deceiving and beauty is vain; but a woman who fears the Lord is worthy of praise.
31 Give her the fruit of her hands, and may she be glorified at the gates of her deed!

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