proverbs 31 podcast

Proverbs 31:1

The words of King Lemuel, the oracle which his mother taught him:

Lemuel » Probably refers to solomon

Parents » Good--exemplified » Mother of lemuel

Vows » Recorded in scripture » Of lemuel's mother

Proverbs 31:2

What, O my son? And what, O son of my womb? And what, O son of my vows?

Vows » Recorded in scripture » Of lemuel's mother

Proverbs 31:3

Do not give your strength to women, Or your ways to that which destroys kings.

Chastity » Commanded

Kings » Specially warned against » Impurity

Proverbs 31:4

It is not for kings, O Lemuel, It is not for kings to drink wine, Or for rulers to desire strong drink,

Abstinence » Total abstinence » Strong Drink » Rule for kings

Total abstinence » From intoxicating beverages

Drunkenness » Who should not drink

Government » The kings of the earth

Injustice » Condemned

King » Precepts concerning

King » Drunkenness of, forbidden

Kings » Specially warned against » Intemperance

Lemuel » Probably refers to solomon

Magistrates » Wisdom and integrity essential to

Rulers' » Wisdom and integrity essential to

Sobriety » Who should be sober

Social duties » Total abstinence from strong drink » Rule for kings

Temperance » Total abstinence » Rule for kings

The Nation » Of israel and judah rulers » Wisdom and integrity essential to

Wine » In excess » Impairs the judgment and memory

Wine » Forbidden to kings

Proverbs 31:5

For they will drink and forget what is decreed, And pervert the rights of all the afflicted.

Drunkenness » Who should not drink

Duty toward the Afflicted » To protect them

Government » The kings of the earth

Injustice » Condemned

Injustice » Intemperance leads to

King » Precepts concerning

King » Drunkenness of, forbidden

Kings » Specially warned against » Intemperance

Kings » Should » Not pervert judgment

Sobriety » Who should be sober

Wine » In excess » Impairs the judgment and memory

Proverbs 31:6

Give strong drink to him who is perishing, And wine to him whose life is bitter.

Drunkenness » Who should not drink

Government » The kings of the earth

Sobriety » Who should be sober

Wine » Custom of giving to persons in pain or suffering, mixed with drugs

Wine » Medicinal use of

Proverbs 31:7

Let him drink and forget his poverty And remember his trouble no more.

Drunkenness » Who should not drink

Government » The kings of the earth

Sobriety » Who should be sober

Wine » Medicinal use of

Proverbs 31:8

Open your mouth for the mute, For the rights of all the unfortunate.

Courts of justice » The accused » Might have advocates

Diseases » Mentioned in scripture » Dumbness

Help » Helping others

Kings » Should » Maintain the cause of the poor and oppressed

Proverbs 31:9

Open your mouth, judge righteously, And defend the rights of the afflicted and needy.

Courts of justice » The accused » Might have advocates

Help » Helping others

Justice » To be done » To the poor

Kings » Should » Maintain the cause of the poor and oppressed

Proverbs 31:10

An excellent wife, who can find? For her worth is far above jewels.

Charity » Who is charitable

Economics » Household

Poetry » Acrostic

Praise » Who shall be praised

Precious stones » Pearls » Rubies

Speech/communication » Who speaks wisdom

Virtue » The virtuous

Virtues » Of women » Wisdom and virtue

Wise » Choice, examples of » Women

Wives » Good » Are a blessing to husbands

Woman » Virtuous, held in high estimation

Woman » Good and virtuous, described

Women » Temptresses » Wisdom and virtue of

Women » Virtuous women

Women » Virtuous, held in high estimation

Proverbs 31:11

The heart of her husband trusts in her, And he will have no lack of gain.

Charity » Who is charitable

Commerce » Carried on by means of ships

Economics » Household

Poetry » Acrostic

Praise » Who shall be praised

Speech/communication » Who speaks wisdom

Virtue » The virtuous

Wives » Good » Secure confidence of husbands

Woman » Good and virtuous, described

Women » For love of sympathy of » As wives

Women » Virtuous women

Women » Virtuous, held in high estimation

Proverbs 31:12

She does him good and not evil All the days of her life.

Charity » Who is charitable

Economics » Household

Poetry » Acrostic

Praise » Who shall be praised

Speech/communication » Who speaks wisdom

Virtue » The virtuous

Wives » Good » Are a blessing to husbands

Woman » Good and virtuous, described

Women » Virtuous women

Women » Virtuous, held in high estimation

Proverbs 31:13

She looks for wool and flax And works with her hands in delight.

Business life » Fidelity » Industry

Charity » Who is charitable

Economics » Household

Flax » Linen made from

Industry » Commended

Industry » Characteristic of Godly women

Labour » Woman's » Manual labour

Labour » Manual, done by women

Poetry » Acrostic

Praise » Who shall be praised

Sheep » Wool of, made into clothing

Speech/communication » Who speaks wisdom

Virtue » The virtuous

Virtues » Industry » Commended

Wife » Domestic duties of

Wives » Good » Are diligent and prudent

Woman » Often engaged in » Spinning

Woman » Good and virtuous, described

Women » Work of » Manual labour

Women » Virtuous women

Women » Virtuous, held in high estimation

Women's Work » In the church » Manual labour

Wool » Used for clothing

physical Work » Industry in » Commended

Proverbs 31:14

She is like merchant ships; She brings her food from afar.

Charity » Who is charitable

Commerce » Increased the wealth of nations and individuals

Economics » Household

Industry » Characteristic of Godly women

Poetry » Acrostic

Praise » Who shall be praised

Ships » Illustrative » Of industrious women

Speech/communication » Who speaks wisdom

Virtue » The virtuous

Wife » Domestic duties of

Wives » Good » Are diligent and prudent

Woman » Often engaged in » Spinning

Woman » Good and virtuous, described

Women » Virtuous women

Women » Virtuous, held in high estimation

Women » In business

Proverbs 31:15

She rises also while it is still night And gives food to her household And portions to her maidens.

Charity » Who is charitable

Commerce » Increased the wealth of nations and individuals

the Diet of the jews » Generally prepared by females

Early rising » Requisite for » Discharge of daily duties

Economics » Household

Food » Articles of » Prepared by females

Industry » Characteristic of Godly women

Industry » Early rising necessary to

Labour » Woman's » As housekeepers

Poetry » Acrostic

Praise » Who shall be praised

Rising » Early

Speech/communication » Who speaks wisdom

Virtue » The virtuous

Wife » Domestic duties of

Wives » Good » Are diligent and prudent

Woman » Often engaged in » Domestic employments

Woman » Good and virtuous, described

Women » Work of » As housekeepers

Women » Domestic duties of

Women » Virtuous women

Women » Virtuous, held in high estimation

Women » In business

Women's Work » As housekeepers

Proverbs 31:16

She considers a field and buys it; From her earnings she plants a vineyard.

Agriculture » Operations in » Planting

Agriculture or husbandry » Operations in » Planting

Charity » Who is charitable

Commerce » Increased the wealth of nations and individuals

Economics » Household

Fruits » Illustrative » Of effects of industry

Industry » Characteristic of Godly women

Land » Land measure a cubit = 1824 ft » Purchased

Poetry » Acrostic

Praise » Who shall be praised

Prudence » Virtuous wives act with

Real estate » Land purchased

Speech/communication » Who speaks wisdom

Virtue » The virtuous

Wife » Domestic duties of

Wives » Good » Are diligent and prudent

Woman » Good and virtuous, described

Women » Domestic duties of

Women » Virtuous women

Women » Virtuous, held in high estimation

Women » In business

Proverbs 31:17

She girds herself with strength And makes her arms strong.

Charity » Who is charitable

Commerce » Increased the wealth of nations and individuals

Economics » Household

Girdles » Used for » Strengthening the loins

Industry » Characteristic of Godly women

Poetry » Acrostic

Praise » Who shall be praised

Speech/communication » Who speaks wisdom

Virtue » The virtuous

Wife » Domestic duties of

Wives » Good » Are diligent and prudent

Woman » Good and virtuous, described

Women » Domestic duties of

Women » Virtuous women

Women » Virtuous, held in high estimation

Women » In business

Proverbs 31:18

She senses that her gain is good; Her lamp does not go out at night.

Charity » Who is charitable

Commerce » Increased the wealth of nations and individuals

Economics » Household

Industry » Characteristic of Godly women

Lamps » Often kept lighting all night

Night » The jews » Often kept lamps burning during

Poetry » Acrostic

Praise » Who shall be praised

Speech/communication » Who speaks wisdom

Virtue » The virtuous

Wife » Domestic duties of

Wives » Good » Are diligent and prudent

Woman » Good and virtuous, described

Women » Domestic duties of

Women » Virtuous women

Women » Virtuous, held in high estimation

Women » In business

Proverbs 31:19

She stretches out her hands to the distaff, And her hands grasp the spindle.

Art » Primitive » Of the spinner

Arts and crafts » Names of various » Spinners

Arts of the » Spinner

Charity » Who is charitable

Economics » Household

hands » Operations of, mentioned » Working

Industry » Characteristic of Godly women

Ostentation » Distaff

Poetry » Acrostic

Praise » Who shall be praised

Speech/communication » Who speaks wisdom

Spindle » Used in spinning

Spinning » By hand

Virtue » The virtuous

Wife » Domestic duties of

Wives » Good » Are diligent and prudent

Woman » Good and virtuous, described

Women » Spun

Women » Domestic duties of

Women » Virtuous women

Women » Virtuous, held in high estimation

Proverbs 31:20

She extends her hand to the poor, And she stretches out her hands to the needy.

Alms » Almsgiving, general advice concerning

Almsgiving » General advice concerning

Charity » Who is charitable

Economics » Household

hands » Should be employed » In acts of benevolence

Industry » Characteristic of Godly women

Liberality » Promise for » Liberality of women

woman's Ministry » Kindness to the poor

Philanthropy » General advice concerning

Poetry » Acrostic

Praise » Who shall be praised

Social duties » Almsgiving, general advice concerning

Speech/communication » Who speaks wisdom

Virtue » The virtuous

Virtues » Of women » Liberality

Wife » Domestic duties of

Wives » Good » Are diligent and prudent

Wives » Good » Are benevolent to the poor

Woman » Good and virtuous, described

crowning qualities of Womanhood » Liberality

Women » Leaders » Liberality of

Women » Spun

Women » Virtuous women

Women » Virtuous, held in high estimation

Women » Ministry of » Kindness to the poor

Women » Helpers » Kindness to the poor

Proverbs 31:21

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

Colors » Crimson, red, purple, and scarlet, symbols of various ideas » Prosperity

Economics » Household

Industry » Characteristic of Godly women

Poetry » Acrostic

Praise » Who shall be praised

Snow » General references to

Speech/communication » Who speaks wisdom

Virtue » The virtuous

Wife » Domestic duties of

Wives » Good » Are diligent and prudent

Woman » Good and virtuous, described

Women » Spun

Women » Virtuous women

Women » Virtuous, held in high estimation

Proverbs 31:22

She makes coverings for herself; Her clothing is fine linen and purple.

Economics » Household

Garments » Materials used for » Silk

Industry » Characteristic of Godly women

Poetry » Acrostic

Praise » Who shall be praised

Purple » Rich clothing

Silk » Wearing apparel made of

Speech/communication » Who speaks wisdom

Virtue » The virtuous

Wife » Domestic duties of

Wives » Good » Are diligent and prudent

Woman » Good and virtuous, described

Woman » Often engaged in » Embroidery

Women » Spun

Women » Virtuous women

Women » Virtuous, held in high estimation

Women » Embroidered

Proverbs 31:23

Her husband is known in the gates, When he sits among the elders of the land.

Economics » Household

Elders » Governmental

Gates » Of cities » Public commendation given at

Industry » Characteristic of Godly women

Leaders » Elders » Governmental

Poetry » Acrostic

Praise » Who shall be praised

Religious » Elders » Governmental

Speech/communication » Who speaks wisdom

Virtue » The virtuous

Wife » Domestic duties of

Wives » Good » Are diligent and prudent

Wives » Good » Bring honor on husbands

Woman » Good and virtuous, described

Women » Spun

Women » Virtuous women

Women » Virtuous, held in high estimation

Proverbs 31:24

She makes linen garments and sells them, And supplies belts to the tradesmen.

Commerce » Persons engaged in, called » Merchants

Economics » Household

Girdle » An article of dress

Girdle » Made of linen

Girdle » Traffic in

Girdles » Made for sale by industrious women

Industry » Characteristic of Godly women

Labour » Woman's » Manual labour

Labour » Manual, done by women

Poetry » Acrostic

Praise » Who shall be praised

Speech/communication » Who speaks wisdom

Virtue » The virtuous

Wife » Domestic duties of

Wives » Good » Are diligent and prudent

Woman » Good and virtuous, described

Women » Work of » Manual labour

Women » Spun

Women » Virtuous women

Women » Virtuous, held in high estimation

Women » In business

Women's Work » In the church » Manual labour

Proverbs 31:25

Strength and dignity are her clothing, And she smiles at the future.

Economics » Household

Industry » Characteristic of Godly women

Poetry » Acrostic

Praise » Who shall be praised

Speech/communication » Who speaks wisdom

Virtue » The virtuous

Wife » Domestic duties of

Wives » Good » Are diligent and prudent

Woman » Good and virtuous, described

Women » Virtuous women

Women » Virtuous, held in high estimation

Proverbs 31:26

She opens her mouth in wisdom, And the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.

Brotherly kindness » Examples of » David

Economics » Household

Industry » Characteristic of Godly women

Kindness » Examples of » David

Missionaries » Women and children as well as men

Poetry » Acrostic

Praise » Who shall be praised

Prudence » Virtuous wives act with

Social duties » Fidelity in business » Kind words

Speech/communication » Who speaks wisdom

Virtue » The virtuous

Wife » Domestic duties of

Wives » Good » Are diligent and prudent

Woman » Good and virtuous, described

Women » Virtuous women

Women » Virtuous, held in high estimation

Words » Kept words of Christ » Kind, examples of

Proverbs 31:27

She looks well to the ways of her household, And does not eat the bread of idleness.

Bread » Illustrative » (of idleness,) of sloth

Duty » To brethren » Wives

Economics » Household

Families » Should » Be duly regulated

Family » Of saints » Be duly regulated

Home » Husbands and wives » Duties of wives

Industry » Characteristic of Godly women

Poetry » Acrostic

Praise » Who shall be praised

Social duties » In relation to food in relation to speech » Wives' duties

Virtue » The virtuous

Virtues » Industry » Examples of

Wife » Domestic duties of

Wives » Good » Are diligent and prudent

Woman » Good and virtuous, described

Women » Dress of » Duties of wives

Women » Virtuous women

Women » Virtuous, held in high estimation

physical Work » Business life » Industry » Examples of

Proverbs 31:28

Her children rise up and bless her; Her husband also, and he praises her, saying:

Economics » Household

Family » Joys » Blessings of wifehood and motherhood

Family Joy » Causes contributing to » Blessings of wifehood and motherhood

Home » Family joys » Causes contributing to » Blessings of wifehood and motherhood

Industry » Characteristic of Godly women

Industry » Leads to » Affection of relatives

Parents » When faithful » Are blessed by their children

Poetry » Acrostic

Praise » Who shall be praised

Virtue » The virtuous

Wives » Good » Are praised by husbands

Woman » Good and virtuous, described

Women » Virtuous women

Women » Virtuous, held in high estimation

Proverbs 31:29

"Many daughters have done nobly, But you excel them all."

Economics » Household

Industry » Characteristic of Godly women

Poetry » Acrostic

Praise » Who shall be praised

Virtue » The virtuous

Women » Virtuous women

Women » Virtuous, held in high estimation

Proverbs 31:30

Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain, But a woman who fears the LORD, she shall be praised.

Beauty » Vanity of

Deception » What is deceit/deceitful

Economics » Household

Industry » Characteristic of Godly women

Poetry » Acrostic

Praise » Who shall be praised

Vanity » The beauty of man is

Virtue » The virtuous

Virtues » Of women » Wisdom and virtue

Wise » Choice, examples of » Women

Woman » Virtuous, held in high estimation

Women » Temptresses » Wisdom and virtue of

Women » Virtuous women

Women » Virtuous, held in high estimation

Women » Fear the lord

Proverbs 31:31

Give her the product of her hands, And let her works praise her in the gates.

Economics » Household

Fruits » Illustrative » Of effects of industry

Gates » Of cities » Public commendation given at

Industry » Characteristic of Godly women

Industry » Leads to » General commendation

Poetry » Acrostic

Virtue » The virtuous

Women » Virtuous women