Proverbs 31:1

“The words of king Lemuel, the prophecy that his mother taught him.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The wordes of King Lemuel, the prophecie that his mother taught him.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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 31:1

  • Pastor Annie Woods for verse 1
    Yielded vessels woman or men, God will speak through each individual so that the great commission will be fulfilled. I enjoy being a Pastor helping and ministering to God 's people.
  • I always hated this chapter! It would be preached as if women were actually supposed to live up to some perfectionistic idea. Now I get it! It was just a Jewish mother's idea of a perfect daughter-in-law. I feel much better now.
  • Hepzibah CORBAN for verse 1
    Prophecy Fulfilled

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