King James Version

Proverbs 31

1The 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.

10 Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.

11 The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil.

12 She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life.

13 She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands.

14 She is like the merchants' ships; she bringeth her food from afar.

15 She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens.

16 She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard.

17 She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms.

18 She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night.

19 She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff.

20 She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.

21 She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet.

22 She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple.

23 Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land.

24 She maketh fine linen, and selleth it; and delivereth girdles unto the merchant.

25 Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come.

26 She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.

27 She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.

28 Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.

29 Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all.

30 Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised.

31 Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

箴言 31

利慕伊勒王的箴言

1以下是利慕伊勒王的箴言,

    是他母親給他的教誨:

我兒,我親生的骨肉,
    我許願得來的孩子啊,
    我該怎樣教導你呢?
不要在女人身上耗費精力,
    不要迷戀那些能毀滅王的人。
利慕伊勒啊,
    君王不可喝酒,
    不可喝酒,
    首領不宜喝烈酒,
免得喝酒後忘記律例,
    不為困苦人伸張正義。
把烈酒給滅亡的人,
    把淡酒給憂傷的人,
讓他們喝了忘掉貧窮,
    不再記得自己的痛苦。
要為不能自辯者說話,
    為一切不幸的人伸冤。
你要發言,秉公審判,
    為貧窮困苦者主持公道。

賢德的妻子

10 誰能找到賢德之妻?
    她的價值遠勝過珠寶。
11 她丈夫信賴她,
    什麼也不缺乏。
12 她一生對丈夫有益無損。
13 她尋找羊毛和細麻,
    愉快地親手做衣。
14 她好像商船,
    從遠方運來糧食。
15 天未亮她就起床,
    為全家預備食物,
    分派女僕做家事。
16 她選中田地便買下來,
    親手賺錢栽種葡萄園。
17 她精力充沛,
    雙臂有力。
18 她深諳經營之道,
    她的燈徹夜不熄。
19 她手拿捲線杆,
    手握紡線錘。
20 她樂於賙濟窮人,
    伸手幫助困苦者。
21 她不因下雪而為家人擔心,
    因為全家都穿著朱紅暖衣。
22 她為自己縫製繡花毯,
    用細麻和紫布做衣服。
23 她丈夫在城門口與當地長老同坐,
    受人尊重。
24 她縫製細麻衣裳出售,
    又製作腰帶賣給商人。
25 她充滿力量和尊榮,
    她以笑顏迎接未來。
26 她說的話帶著智慧,
    她的訓言充滿慈愛。
27 她料理一切家務,
    從不偷懶吃閒飯。
28 她的兒女肅立,
    為她祝福,
    她的丈夫也稱讚她,
29 說:「世上賢德的女子很多,
    唯有你無與倫比。」
30 豔麗是虛假的,
    美貌是短暫的,
    唯有敬畏耶和華的女子配得稱讚。
31 願她享受自己的勞動成果,
    願她的事蹟使她在城門口受稱讚。