Lemuel
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Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary
Lemuel

God with them, or him

Smith's Bible Dictionary
Lemuel

(dedicated to God), the name of an unknown king to whom his mother addressed the prudential maxims contained in (Proverbs 31:1-9) The rabbinical commentators identified Lemuel with Solomon. Others regard him as king or chief of an Arab tribe dwelling on the borders of Palestine, and elder brother of Agur, whose name stands at the head of (Proverbs 30:1)

ATS Bible Dictionary
Lemuel

The author of Proverbs 31:1-31. Some suppose it to be an enigmatical name for Solomon.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Dedicated to God, a king whom his mother instructed (Proverbs 31:1-9). Nothing is certainly known concerning him. The rabbis identified him with Solomon.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
LEMUEL

lem'-u-el (lemu'el, or lemo'-el): A king whose words, an "oracle (taught him by his mother)," are given in Proverbs 31:1-9; and possibly the succeeding acrostic poem (31:10-31) is from the same source. Instead of translating the word after this name as "oracle" some propose to leave it as a proper name, translating "king of Massa," and referring for his kingdom to Massa (Genesis 25:14), one of the sons of Ishmael, supposedly head of a tribe or sheikh of a country. It is to be noted, however, that the words of Agur in the previous chapter are similarly called massa', "oracle" with not so clear a reason for referring it to a country. See for a suggested reason for retaining the meaning "oracle" in both places, PROVERBS, THE BOOK OF, II, 6.

John Franklin Genung

Strong's Hebrew
3927. Lemuel -- king of Massa
Lemuel or Lemoel. 3926, 3927. Lemuel or Lemoel. 3928 . king of Massa.
Transliteration: Lemuel or Lemoel Phonetic Spelling: (lem ...
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4854. Massa -- a son of Ishmael, also the realm of King Lemuel
... 4853b, 4854. Massa. 4855 . a son of Ishmael, also the realm of King Lemuel.
Transliteration: Massa Phonetic Spelling: (mas-saw') Short Definition: Massa. ...
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Library

The Gospel Cordial
... These somewhat singular sentences were spoken by the mother of Lemuel to
her son, who was probably Solomon. She had already said ...
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The Kingdom Undivided
... 3.30. The Proverbs of Agur. 4.31. The Proverbs of King Lemuel. VII. ... XI. Miscellaneous
Questions: 1. Who were Agur, Lemuel, the men of Hezekiah? ...
/.../palmer/a birds-eye view of the bible/iv the kingdom undivided.htm

Books of the Hebrew Canon.
... Words of Agur (xxx.1"33). Words of Lemuel (xxiv.69"77). Words of Lemuel
(xxxi.1"9). Proverbs of Solomon (xxv.1"xxix.27). ...
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The Upbringing of Jewish Children
... Then Proverbs 31 embodies the words of Augur's royal brother, even "the words of
Lemuel, king of Massa, with which his mother taught him." If the very names of ...
/.../edersheim/sketches of jewish social life/chapter 7 the upbringing of.htm

Mormonites, or the Church of the Latter-Day Saints.
... They immediately commenced tilling the earth, and erecting mansions for
dwelling-places. "Lehi had six sons, Laman, Lemuel, Nephi, Sam, Jacob, and Joseph. ...
/.../hayward/the book of religions/mormonites or the church of.htm

Portrait of a Matron
... If we take the 'oracle which his mother taught' King Lemuel to include this picture,
the artist is a woman, and her motive may be to sketch the sort of wife ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture g/portrait of a matron.htm

Book vi
... in Africa; organizes a church; plans of usefulness; sickens and dies; his character;
Green Bay mission; other missions; death and character of Lemuel Green; of ...
/.../bangs/a history of the methodist episcopal church volume iv/book vi.htm

Letter A
... Moses "Received 1808, Located 1812 * Andrews, Abraham "Received 1797, Died 1800 *
Andrews, Elisha "Received 1824 * Andrews, Lemuel "Received 1787, Died ...
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Letter H
... 1824 * Harker, Mifflin "Received 1826, Located 1839 * Harkie David "Received 1830 *
Harlan, Lorenzo D. "Received 1837 * Harlow, Lemuel "Received 1826 ...
/.../christianbookshelf.org/bangs/an alphabetical list of m e preachers/letter h.htm

Letter L
... 1805 * Lane, George W. "Received 1835 * Lane, Joakim "Received 1818, Died 1826 *
Lane, John "Received 1814, Located 1821 * Lane, Lemuel "Received 1814 ...
/.../christianbookshelf.org/bangs/an alphabetical list of m e preachers/letter l.htm

Thesaurus
Lemuel (3 Occurrences)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. LEMUEL. ...Lemuel (3 Occurrences). Proverbs 31:1 The
words of king Lemuel; the oracle which his mother taught him. ...
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Massa (4 Occurrences)
... Babylon as their habitat. The marginal reading of the heading to Proverbs
31 mentions Lemuel as king of Massa. If that reading is ...
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Proverbs (11 Occurrences)
... 25-29). These are followed by two supplements, (1) "The words of Agur" (ch.
30); and (2) "The words of king Lemuel" (ch. 31). Solomon ...
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Lend (21 Occurrences)

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Lemech (9 Occurrences)

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Declaration (9 Occurrences)
... wearied myself 'for' God, and am consumed. (YLT). Proverbs 31:1 Words of Lemuel
a king, a declaration that his mother taught him: (YLT). ...
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Beer (15 Occurrences)
... (WEB NIV). Proverbs 31:4 It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to take
wine, or for rulers to say, Where is strong drink? (See NIV). ...
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Crave (9 Occurrences)
... Proverbs 31:4 It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to take wine, or
for rulers to say, Where is strong drink? (See NIV). Micah 7:1 Misery is mine! ...
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Corrected (7 Occurrences)
... respond. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NIV). Proverbs 31:1 The words of king
Lemuel; the oracle which his mother taught him. (See JPS). ...
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Oaths (49 Occurrences)
... (BBE). Proverbs 31:2 What am I to say to you, O Lemuel, my oldest son? and
what, O son of my body? and what, O son of my oaths? (BBE). ...
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Concordance
Lemuel (3 Occurrences)

Proverbs 31:1
The words of king Lemuel; the oracle which his mother taught him.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Proverbs 31:2
What am I to say to you, O Lemuel, my oldest son? and what, O son of my body? and what, O son of my oaths?
(BBE)

Proverbs 31:4
It is not for kings, Lemuel; it is not for kings to drink wine; nor for princes to say,'Where is strong drink?'
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Subtopics

Lemuel

Lemuel: Probably Refers to Solomon

Related Terms

Massa (4 Occurrences)

Proverbs (11 Occurrences)

Lend (21 Occurrences)

Lemech (9 Occurrences)

Declaration (9 Occurrences)

Beer (15 Occurrences)

Crave (9 Occurrences)

Corrected (7 Occurrences)

Oaths (49 Occurrences)

Burden (111 Occurrences)

Wisdom (320 Occurrences)

Oldest (58 Occurrences)

Oracle (57 Occurrences)

Dress (38 Occurrences)

Woman (4043 Occurrences)

Anem (1 Occurrence)

Prophecy (37 Occurrences)

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