Proverbs 31:1
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New American Standard Bible
The words of King Lemuel, the oracle which his mother taught him:

King James Bible
The words of king Lemuel, the prophecy that his mother taught him.

Darby Bible Translation
The words of king Lemuel, the prophecy that his mother taught him:

World English Bible
The words of king Lemuel; the oracle which his mother taught him.

Young's Literal Translation
Words of Lemuel a king, a declaration that his mother taught him:

Proverbs 31:1 Parallel
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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

That his mother taught him - Compare Proverbs 1:8; Proverbs 6:20. If we refer the chapter to Israelite authorship, we may remember the honor paid to the wisdom of Miriam, Deborah, and Huldah; if it was the honor paid to an Edomite or an Arabian, we may think of the Queen of Sheba, whose love of Wisdom led her to sit at the feet of the son of David.

Proverbs 31:1 Parallel Commentaries

Library
Of the Practice of Piety in Fasting.
There are divers kinds of fasting--First, A constrained fast, as when men either have not food to eat, as in the famine of Samaria (2 Kings vi. 25;) or, having food, cannot eat it for heaviness or sickness, as it befel them who were in the ship with St. Paul (Acts xxvii. 33.) This is rather famine than fasting. Secondly, A natural fast, which we undertake physically, for the health of our body. Thirdly, A civil fast, which the magistrate enjoins for the better maintenance of the commonwealth. Fourthly,
Lewis Bayly—The Practice of Piety

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