Proverbs 31:1

“The wordes of King Lemuel, the prophecie that his mother taught him.”

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The words of king Lemuel, the prophecy that his mother taught him.
- King James Version

The words of King Lemuel, the oracle which his mother taught him:
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The words of king Lemuel; the oracle which his mother taught him.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The words of Lemuel, king of Massa: the teaching which he had from his mother.
- Basic English Bible

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

The words of king Lemuel, the prophecy that his mother taught him.
- Webster's Bible

The words of king Lemuel; the oracle which his mother taught him.
- World English Bible

Words of Lemuel a king, a declaration that his mother taught him:
- Youngs Literal Bible

The words of king Lemuel; the burden wherewith his mother corrected him.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 31:1


31:1 Lemuel - Of Solomon, by the general consent both of Jewish and Christian writers; this name signifies one from God, or belonging to God, and such an one was Solomon eminently, being given by God to David and Bathsheba, as a pledge of his reconciliation to them after their repentance. Possibly his mother gave him this name to mind him of his great obligations to God, and of the justice of his devoting himself to God's service.


Discussion for Proverbs 31

  • Brighton ochieng
    Jesus is coming to his poeple
  • Ivy Johnson
    As we Celebrate Mother’s Day, let us reflect on this Chapter of Proverbs? There is so much
    Truth for each Mother to Grasp? It touches so many Aspects of our Day-To-Day-Routine,
    Especially our Spiritual? We can never go through our Days without God’s Leading?
    It is highly impossible! We need Him every Second of our Lives? He wants to Bless us with
    all Spiritual Blessings: Awesome: Amen


  • Molly
    "Godliness with contentment is great gain," the Bible says. Being Godly means living according to the way of righteousness; pure, holy and upright before the Majesty on High. We cannot do that without being born by water and Spirit -- the Holy Ghost. Then, we MUST follow our new birth with being "transformed by the renewing of [our] minds" and living holy before the Lord. Come to God! He IS life!
  • Maggie
    I think it can relate to pleasing God also with your whole ❤ , and whatever it takes ,you want to make it in, that he tells you well done keeping your ❤ pure before him that men may see your works and Glorify God, Amen
  • I Am that Michael Isaac Dale
    The woman spoken of is godly wisdom: and the virtuous woman who obeys God is of a meek and quiet spirit. But again ye are naked by your words. For the women in Christ cannot say the things ye say; for God permits them not. As it is written, Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience, as also says the law.
  • Cheryl
    This is one of my favorite passages. This is always the passage I cite when people say women should only be mothers and housewives. This passages demonstrates that women are capable of working, engaging in commerce independently and can make wise decisions that bring prosperity to the household (buying the vineyard, selling garments and so forth).

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