Proverbs 31:3
Good News Translation
Don't spend all your energy on sex and all your money on women; they have destroyed kings.

Contemporary English Version
Don't waste your life chasing after women! This has ruined many kings.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Give not thy substance to women, and thy riches to destroy kings.

New American Bible
Do not give your vigor to women, or your strength to those who ruin kings.

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Give not thy substance to women, and thy riches to destroy kings.

strength

Proverbs 5:9-11 Lest strangers be filled with thy strength, and thy labours be in another man's house, . . .

Proverbs 7:26,27 Her house is the way to hell, reaching even to the inner chambers of death. . . .

Hosea 4:11 Fornication, and wine, and drunkenness, take away the understanding.

to that

Deuteronomy 17:17 He shall not have many wives, that may allure his mind, nor immense sums of silver and gold.

Nehemiah 13:26 Did not Solomon king of Israel sin in this kind of thing: and surely among many nations, there was not a king like him, and he was beloved of his God, and God made him king over all Israel: and yet women of other countries brought even him to sin.

Context
The Words of King Lemuel
2What, O my beloved, what, O the beloved of my womb, what, O the beloved of my vows? 3Give not thy substance to women, and thy riches to destroy kings.4Give not to kings, O Lamuel, give not wine to kings: because there is no secret where drunkenness reigneth:…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 17:17
He shall not have many wives, that may allure his mind, nor immense sums of silver and gold.

1 Kings 11:1
And king Solomon loved many strange women, besides the daughter of Pharao, and women of Moab, and of Ammon, and of Edom, and of Sidon, and of the Hethites:

Nehemiah 13:26
Did not Solomon king of Israel sin in this kind of thing: and surely among many nations, there was not a king like him, and he was beloved of his God, and God made him king over all Israel: and yet women of other countries brought even him to sin.

Proverbs 5:9
Lest strangers be filled with thy strength, and thy labours be in another man's house,

Additional Translations
Do not spend your strength on women or your vigor on those who ruin kings.Give not your strength to women, nor your ways to that which destroys kings.

Give not thy strength unto women, Nor thy ways to that which destroyeth kings.

Give not thy wealth to women, nor thy mind and living to remorse. Do all things with counsel: drink wine with counsel.

Give not thy strength unto women, nor thy ways to them that destroy kings.

Give not thy strength unto women, nor thy ways to that which destroyeth kings.

Give not thy strength to women, nor thy ways to that which destroyeth kings.

Don't give your strength to women, nor your ways to that which destroys kings.

Give not to women thy strength, And thy ways to wiping away of kings.
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