New Living Translation
The sayings of King Lemuel contain this message, 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:
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
31:1 Lemuel - Of Solomon, by the general consent both of Jewish and Christian writers; this name signifies one from God, or belonging to God, and such an one was Solomon eminently, being given by God to David and Bathsheba, as a pledge of his reconciliation to them after their repentance. Possibly his mother gave him this name to mind him of his great obligations to God, and of the justice of his devoting himself to God's service.
As the beating of cream yields butter and striking the nose causes bleeding, so stirring up anger causes quarrels.
O my son, O son of my womb, O son of my vows,
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