| Proverbs 31 - Versions
| Proverbs 31 Text (WEB)
- The words of king Lemuel; the oracle which his mother taught him.
- "Oh, my son! Oh, son of my womb! Oh, son of my vows!
- Don't give your strength to women, nor your ways to that which destroys kings.
- It is not for kings, Lemuel; it is not for kings to drink wine; nor for princes to say, 'Where is strong drink?'
- lest they drink, and forget the law, and pervert the justice due to anyone who is afflicted.
- Give strong drink to him who is ready to perish; and wine to the bitter in soul:
- Let him drink, and forget his poverty, and remember his misery no more.
- Open your mouth for the mute, in the cause of all who are left desolate.
- Open your mouth, judge righteously, and serve justice to the poor and needy."
- Who can find a worthy woman? For her price is far above rubies.
- The heart of her husband trusts in her. He shall have no lack of gain.
- She does him good, and not harm, all the days of her life.
- She seeks wool and flax, and works eagerly with her hands.
- She is like the merchant ships. She brings her bread from afar.
- She rises also while it is yet night, gives food to her household, and portions for her servant girls.
- She considers a field, and buys it. With the fruit of her hands, she plants a vineyard.
- She arms her waist with strength, and makes her arms strong.
- She perceives that her merchandise is profitable. Her lamp doesn't go out by night.
- She lays her hands to the distaff, and her hands hold the spindle.
- She opens her arms to the poor; yes, she extends her hands to the needy.
- She is not afraid of the snow for her household; for all her household are clothed with scarlet.
- She makes for herself carpets of tapestry. Her clothing is fine linen and purple.
- Her husband is respected in the gates, when he sits among the elders of the land.
- She makes linen garments and sells them, and delivers sashes to the merchant.
- Strength and dignity are her clothing. She laughs at the time to come.
- She opens her mouth with wisdom. Faithful instruction is on her tongue.
- She looks well to the ways of her household, and doesn't eat the bread of idleness.
- Her children rise up and call her blessed. Her husband also praises her:
- "Many women do noble things, but you excel them all."
- Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain; but a woman who fears Yahweh, she shall be praised.
- Give her of the fruit of her hands! Let her works praise her in the gates!
| Proverbs 31 Text (Hebrew)
- דברי למואל מלך משא אשר־יסרתו אמו׃
- מה־ברי ומה־בר־בטני ומה בר־נדרי׃
- אל־תתן לנשים חילך ודרכיך למחות מלכין׃
- אל למלכים למואל אל למלכים שתו־יין ולרוזנים שכר׃
- פן־ישתה וישכח מחקק וישנה דין כל־בני־עני׃
- תנו־שכר לאובד ויין למרי נפש׃
- ישתה וישכח רישו ועמלו לא יזכר־עוד׃
- פתח־פיך לאלם אל־דין כל־בני חלוף׃
- פתח־פיך שפט־צדק ודין עני ואביון׃ ף
- אשת־חיל מי ימצא ורחק מפנינים מכרה׃
- בטח בה לב בעלה ושלל לא יחסר׃
- גמלתהו טוב ולא־רע כל ימי חייה׃
- דרשה צמר ופשתים ותעש בחפץ כפיה׃
- היתה כאניות סוחר ממרחק תביא לחמה׃
- ותקם בעוד לילה ותתן טרף לביתה וחק לנערתיה׃
- זממה שדה ותקחהו מפרי כפיה כרם׃
- חגרה בעוז מתניה ותאמץ זרעותיה׃
- טעמה כי־טוב סחרה לא־יכבה נרה׃
- ידיה שלחה בכישור וכפיה תמכו פלך׃
- כפה פרשה לעני וידיה שלחה לאביון׃
- לא־תירא לביתה משלג כי כל־ביתה לבש שנים׃
- מרבדים עשתה־לה שש וארגמן לבושה׃
- נודע בשערים בעלה בשבתו עם־זקני־ארץ׃
- סדין עשתה ותמכר וחגור נתנה לכנעני׃
- עז־והדר לבושה ותשחק ליום אחרון׃
- פיה פתחה בחכמה ותורת־חסד על־לשונה׃
- צופיה הליכות ביתה ולחם עצלות לא תאכל׃
- קמו בניה ויאשרוה בעלה ויהללה׃
- רבות בנות עשו חיל ואת עלית על־כלנה׃
- שקר החן והבל היפי אשה יראת־יהוה היא תתהלל׃
- תנו־לה מפרי ידיה ויהללוה בשערים מעשיה׃
| Proverbs 31 Text (Latin)
- Verba Lamuelis regis. Visio qua erudivit eum mater sua.
- Quid, dilecte mi ? quid, dilecte uteri mei ? quid, dilecte votorum meorum ?
- Ne dederis mulieribus substantiam tuam, et divitias tuas ad delendos reges.
- Noli regibus, o Lamuel, noli regibus dare vinum, quia nullum secretum est ubi regnat ebrietas ;
- et ne forte bibant, et obliviscantur judiciorum, et mutent causam filiorum pauperis.
- Date siceram mœrentibus, et vinum his qui amaro sunt animo.
- Bibant, et obliviscantur egestatis suæ, et doloris sui non recordentur amplius.
- Aperi os tuum muto, et causis omnium filiorum qui pertranseunt.
- Aperi os tuum, decerne quod justum est, et judica inopem et pauperem.
- Mulierem fortem quis inveniet ? procul et de ultimis finibus pretium ejus.
- Confidit in ea cor viri sui, et spoliis non indigebit.
- Reddet ei bonum, et non malum, omnibus diebus vitæ suæ.
- Quæsivit lanam et linum, et operata est consilia manuum suarum.
- Facta et quasi navis institoris, de longe portans panem suum.
- Et de nocte surrexit, deditque prædam domesticis suis, et cibaria ancillis suis.
- Consideravit agrum, et emit eum ; de fructu manuum suarum plantavit vineam.
- Accinxit fortitudine lumbos suos, et roboravit brachium suum.
- Gustavit, et vidit quia bona est negotiatio ejus ; non extinguetur in nocte lucerna ejus.
- Manum suam misit ad fortia, et digiti ejus apprehenderunt fusum.
- Manum suam aperuit inopi, et palmas suas extendit ad pauperem.
- Non timebit domui suæ a frigoribus nivis ; omnes enim domestici ejus vestiti sunt duplicibus.
- Stragulatam vestem fecit sibi ; byssus et purpura indumentum ejus.
- Nobilis in portis vir ejus, quando sederit cum senatoribus terræ.
- Sindonem fecit, et vendidit, et cingulum tradidit Chananæo.
- Fortitudo et decor indumentum ejus, et ridebit in die novissimo.
- Os suum aperuit sapientiæ, et lex clementiæ in lingua ejus.
- Consideravit semitas domus suæ, et panem otiosa non comedit.
- Surrexerunt filii ejus, et beatissimam prædicaverunt ; vir ejus, et laudavit eam.
- Multæ filiæ congregaverunt divitias ; tu supergressa es universas.
- Fallax gratia, et vana est pulchritudo : mulier timens Dominum, ipsa laudabitur.
- Date ei de fructu manuum suarum, et laudent eam in portis opera ejus.
| Proverbs 31 Text (KJV)
- The words of king Lemuel, the prophecy that his mother taught him.
- What, my son? and what, the son of my womb? and what, the son of my vows?
- Give not thy strength unto women, nor thy ways to that which destroyeth kings.
- It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine; nor for princes strong drink:
- Lest they drink, and forget the law, and pervert the judgment of any of the afflicted.
- Give strong drink unto him that is ready to perish, and wine unto those that be of heavy hearts.
- Let him drink, and forget his poverty, and remember his misery no more.
- Open thy mouth for the dumb in the cause of all such as are appointed to destruction.
- Open thy mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy.
- Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.
- The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil.
- She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life.
- She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands.
- She is like the merchants' ships; she bringeth her food from afar.
- She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens.
- She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard.
- She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms.
- She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night.
- She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff.
- She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.
- She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet.
- She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple.
- Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land.
- She maketh fine linen, and selleth it; and delivereth girdles unto the merchant.
- Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come.
- She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.
- She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.
- Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.
- Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all.
- Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised.
- Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.
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