Proverbs 31:2
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King James Version
What, my son? and what, the son of my womb? and what, the son of my vows?

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

Proverbs 31:2 Parallel
Geneva Study Bible

What, my son? and what, the son of {c} my womb? and what, the son of my vows?

(c) By this often repetition of one thing, she declares her motherly affection.Proverbs 31:2 Parallel Commentaries

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

Many specimens of the so-called Wisdom Literature are preserved for us in the book of Proverbs, for its contents are by no means confined to what we call proverbs. The first nine chapters constitute a continuous discourse, almost in the manner of a sermon; and of the last two chapters, ch. xxx. is largely made up of enigmas, and xxxi. is in part a description of the good housewife. All, however, are rightly subsumed under the idea of wisdom, which to the Hebrew had always moral relations. The Hebrew
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
1 Samuel 1:11
And she vowed a vow, and said, O LORD of hosts, if thou wilt indeed look on the affliction of thine handmaid, and remember me, and not forget thine handmaid, but wilt give unto thine handmaid a man child, then I will give him unto the LORD all the days of his life, and there shall no rasor come upon his head.

Proverbs 31:1
The words of king Lemuel, the prophecy that his mother taught him.

Isaiah 49:15
Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee.

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