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

  • Roderick Simmons
    Who can find a virtuous woman? The virtuous woman can be found when GOD has prepared and sent both to glorify HIS example of marriage.
  • Chrystol
    Who can find a virtuous women? Do they still exist? I pray that when my son is old enough she will be found! He's 15, raised in the church, have a positive attitude, good group of friends, honor roll student, Loves the Lord Jesus Christ. I know I'm a virtuous women. My husband is a minister, along with Christ in our lives the foundation is already set. Have a Blessed Day All of You. ☺
  • Pazell
    This has always been one of my favorite chapters in the bible. It has good teachings mostly for women. I love it!!!!
  • Robert Bates
    Great for women to stride to be in life...men can take a note from there as well....
  • Guy
    Says it all !!
  • Barbara H. Horter
    I am 75 now, a young 75 full of the joy of all that God has provided and that joy arms me for all that comes now in the person of a very ill adult daughter who needs me physically and emotionally. I have been widowed twice and have a family of ten adult children, 23 grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren....my most comforting thought is that no matter what, God provides peace!

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