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Proverbs 31:1-2 The Passion Translation (TPT)

Inspired Word

31 King Lemuel’s[a] royal words of wisdom:

These are the inspired words my mother taught me.[b]
Listen, my dear son, son of my womb.
You are the answer to my prayers, my son.


  1. Proverbs 31:1 Jewish 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.”
  2. Proverbs 31:1 The Septuagint is “These are words spoken by God, and through a king came an answer divine.”
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