Proverbs 31:5
The Words of King Lemuel

1The words of king Lemuel, the prophecy that his mother taught him. 2What, my son? and what, the son of my womb? and what, the son of my vows? 3Give not your strength to women, nor your ways to that which destroys kings. 4It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine; nor for princes strong drink: 5Lest they drink, and forget the law, and pervert the judgment of any of the afflicted. 6Give strong drink to him that is ready to perish, and wine to those that be of heavy hearts. 7Let him drink, and forget his poverty, and remember his misery no more. 8Open your mouth for the dumb in the cause of all such as are appointed to destruction. 9Open your mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy.
Cross References
Exodus 23:6
You shall not wrest the judgment of your poor in his cause.

Leviticus 10:9
Do not drink wine nor strong drink, you, nor your sons with you, when you go into the tabernacle of the congregation, lest you die: it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations:

Deuteronomy 16:19
You shall not wrest judgment; you shall not respect persons, neither take a gift: for a gift does blind the eyes of the wise, and pervert the words of the righteous.

1 Kings 20:12
And it came to pass, when Ben-hadad heard this message, as he was drinking, he and the kings in the pavilions, that he said to his servants, Set yourselves in array. And they set themselves in array against the city.

Proverbs 17:15
He that justifies the wicked, and he that comdemns the just, even they both are abomination to the LORD.

Proverbs 18:5
It is not good to accept the person of the wicked, to overthrow the righteous in judgment.

Treasury of Scripture

Lest they drink, and forget the law, and pervert the judgment of any of the afflicted.


Habakkuk 2:5 Yes also, because he transgresses by wine, he is a proud man, neither keeps at home, who enlarges his desire as hell, and is as death...

Strong's Concordance
Lest they drink, and forget the law, and pervert the judgment of any of the afflicted.
Topical Bible
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Proverbs Chapter 31 Verse 5

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OT Poetry: Proverbs 31:5 Lest they drink and forget the law (Prov. Pro Pr)
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