Proverbs 31:3
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New Living Translation
do not waste your strength on women, on those who ruin kings.

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

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

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

Young's Literal Translation
Give not to women thy strength, And thy ways to wiping away of kings.

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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

31:3 Strength - The vigour of thy mind and body. Ways - Thy conversation, repeated in other words.

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Deuteronomy 17:17
The king must not take many wives for himself, because they will turn his heart away from the LORD. And he must not accumulate large amounts of wealth in silver and gold for himself.

1 Kings 11:1
Now King Solomon loved many foreign women. Besides Pharaoh's daughter, he married women from Moab, Ammon, Edom, Sidon, and from among the Hittites.

Nehemiah 13:26
"Wasn't this exactly what led King Solomon of Israel into sin?" I demanded. "There was no king from any nation who could compare to him, and God loved him and made him king over all Israel. But even he was led into sin by his foreign wives.

Proverbs 5:9
If you do, you will lose your honor and will lose to merciless people all you have achieved.

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