These are the inspired words my mother taught me.[b] 2 Listen, my dear son, son of my womb. You are the answer to my prayers, my son.
Proverbs 31:1Jewish legend is that King Lemuel was a pseudonym for Solomon, which would make his mother mentioned here to be Bathsheba. There is no other mention of Lemuel in the Scriptures. The Hebrew word translated “inspired words” is massa, which some have surmised was a place, meaning “Lemuel, King of Massa.”
Proverbs 31:1The Septuagint is “These are words spoken by God, and through a king came an answer divine.”
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