Proverbs 31:2
Parallel Verses
New International Version
Listen, my son! Listen, son of my womb! Listen, my son, the answer to my prayers!

New Living Translation
O my son, O son of my womb, O son of my vows,

English Standard Version
What are you doing, my son? What are you doing, son of my womb? What are you doing, son of my vows?

New American Standard Bible
What, O my son? And what, O son of my womb? And what, O son of my vows?

King James Bible
What, my son? and what, the son of my womb? and what, the son of my vows?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
What should I say, my son? What, son of my womb? What, son of my vows?

International Standard Version
No, my son! No, my son whom I conceived! No, my son to whom I gave birth!

NET Bible
O my son, O son of my womb, O son of my vows,

New Heart English Bible
"Oh, my son. Oh, son of my womb. Oh, son of my vows.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Oh, my son, oh, son of my body, and oh, son of my vows!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"What, my son? What, son to whom I gave birth? What, son of my prayers?

JPS Tanakh 1917
What, my son? and what, O son of my womb? And what, O son of my vows?

New American Standard 1977
What, O my son?
            And what, O son of my womb?
            And what, O son of my vows?

Jubilee Bible 2000
What, my son? and what, the son of my womb? and what, the son of my vows?

King James 2000 Bible
What, my son? and what, the son of my womb? and what, the son of my vows?

American King James Version
What, my son? and what, the son of my womb? and what, the son of my vows?

American Standard Version
What, my son? and what, O son of my womb? And what, O son of my vows?

Douay-Rheims Bible
What, O my beloved, what, O the beloved of my womb, what, O the beloved of my vows?

Darby Bible Translation
What, my son? and what, O son of my womb? and what, O son of my vows?

English Revised Version
What, my son? and what, O son of my womb, and what, O son of my vows?

Webster's Bible Translation
What, my son? and what, the son of my womb? and what, the son of my vows?

World English Bible
"Oh, my son! Oh, son of my womb! Oh, son of my vows!

Young's Literal Translation
'What, my son? and what, son of my womb? And what, son of my vows?
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
31:1-9 When children are under the mother's eye, she has an opportunity of fashioning their minds aright. Those who are grown up, should often call to mind the good teaching they received when children. The many awful instances of promising characters who have been ruined by vile women, and love of wine, should warn every one to avoid these evils. Wine is to be used for want or medicine. Every creature of God is good, and wine, though abused, has its use. By the same rule, due praise and consolation should be used as cordials to the dejected and tempted, not administered to the confident and self-sufficient. All in authority should be more carefully temperate even than other men; and should be protectors of those who are unable or afraid to plead their own cause. Our blessed Lord did not decline the bitterest dregs of the cup of sorrow put into his hands; but he puts the cup of consolation into the hands of his people, and causes those to rejoice who are in the deepest distress.
Study Bible
The Words of King Lemuel
1The words of King Lemuel, the oracle which his mother taught him: 2What, O my son? And what, O son of my womb? And what, O son of my vows? 3Do not give your strength to women, Or your ways to that which destroys kings.…
Cross References
1 Samuel 1:11
She made a vow and said, "O LORD of hosts, if You will indeed look on the affliction of Your maidservant and remember me, and not forget Your maidservant, but will give Your maidservant a son, then I will give him to the LORD all the days of his life, and a razor shall never come on his head."

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

Isaiah 49:15
"Can a woman forget her nursing child And have no compassion on the son of her womb? Even these may forget, but I will not forget you.
Treasury of Scripture

What, my son? and what, the son of my womb? and what, the son of my vows?

the son of my womb

Isaiah 49:15 Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion …

the son of my vows

1 Samuel 1:11,28 And she vowed a vow, and said, O LORD of hosts, if you will indeed …

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