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It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine; nor is beer for princes



It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine; nor is beer for princes


And the LORD spoke unto Aaron, saying, Do not drink wine nor strong drink, thou, nor thy sons with thee when ye go into the tabernacle of the testimony, lest ye die; it shall be a perpetual statute throughout your generations; and this is that ye may discern between the holy and the profane and between the unclean and the clean

they shall separate themselves from wine and strong drink and shall drink no vinegar of wine or vinegar of strong drink, neither shall they drink any liquor of grapes, nor eat moist grapes or dried. All the days of their Nazariteship they shall eat nothing that is made of the wine vine, from the kernels even to the husk.

And the angel of the LORD replied unto Manoah, Let the woman keep herself from all that I said. She may not eat of any thing that comes of the vine, neither let her drink wine or strong drink, nor eat any unclean thing; all that I commanded her let her keep.

And the drink was according to this law: let no one constrain themselves; for so the king had appointed to all the officers of his house that they should do according to the will of each one.


Do not look upon the wine when it is red, when it gives its colour in the cup, it goes down smoothly. At the last it bites like a serpent and stings like an adder.

But they said, We will drink no wine: for Jonadab the son of Rechab our father commanded us, saying, Ye shall drink no wine, neither ye, nor your sons for ever: neither shall ye build a house, nor sow seed, nor plant a vineyard, nor have any: but all your days ye shall dwell in tents; that ye may live many days in the land where ye are strangers. Thus have we obeyed the voice of Jonadab our father, the son of Rechab, in all that he has charged us, to drink no wine all our days, we, our wives, our sons, nor our daughters;

The word of Jonadab the son of Rechab, that he commanded his sons not to drink wine, was not moved; for unto this day they drink none, but obey their father's commandment: notwithstanding I have spoken unto you, rising early and speaking; but ye did not hearken unto me.


It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine; nor is beer for princes lest they drink and forget the law and pervert the judgment of any of the afflicted. Give beer unto him that is ready to perish and wine unto those that have heavy hearts. read more.
They drink and forget their need and remember their misery no more.

The Word is faithful, If anyone desires the office of a bishop, , he desires a difficult ministry. It is expedient, therefore, that the bishop be blameless, the husband of only one wife, vigilant, temperate, of worldly affections mortified, given to hospitality, apt to teach; not given to wine, not hurtful, not greedy of dishonest gain, but gentle, not contentious, not covetous; read more.
one that rules well his own house, having his children in subjection with all integrity; (for if a man does not know how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the congregation of God?) not a novice, lest being puffed up, he fall into judgment of the devil. Moreover he must have a good report of those who are outside lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil. Likewise the deacons must be honest, not doubletongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of dishonest gain; holding the mystery of the faith together with a pure conscience. And let these also first be proved; then let them minister, if they are blameless. The wives likewise are to be honest, not slanderers, temperate, faithful in all things.



In the multitude of the people is the king's glory, but in the failure of the people is the weakness of the prince.

It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine; nor is beer for princes lest they drink and forget the law and pervert the judgment of any of the afflicted. Give beer unto him that is ready to perish and wine unto those that have heavy hearts. read more.
They drink and forget their need and remember their misery no more.

The God of Israel dictated unto me, the strong One of Israel spoke): He that rules over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God.

For thou, O God, hast heard my vows; thou hast given an inheritance to those that fear thy name. Thou wilt add days upon days unto the king's life; his years shall be from generation to generation. He shall abide before God for ever; He is aware of mercy and truth which preserve him.

Vow and pay unto the LORD your God; let all that be round about him bring presents unto him that ought to be feared. He shall cut off the spirit of princes; he is terrible to the kings of the earth.

All the kings of the earth shall praise thee, O LORD, when they hearken unto the spoken words from thy mouth. Yea, they shall sing in the ways of the LORD: for great is the glory of the LORD.

It is an abomination to kings to commit wickedness, for the throne is to be established with righteousness. Righteous lips are the delight of kings, and they love him that speaks that which is right. The wrath of the king is as a messenger of death, but the wise man will avoid it. read more.
In the light of the king's countenance is life, and his favour is as a cloud of the latter rain.

Excellent speech is not suitable for a fool: much less lying lips for a prince!

A king that sits in the throne of judgment scatters away all evil with his eyes.

It is the glory of God to conceal the word, but the honour of kings is to search out the word. For the height of the heavens and depth of the earth and for the heart of kings, there is no investigation. Take away the dross from the silver, and a vessel shall come forth for the finer. read more.
Take away the wicked from before the king, and his throne shall be established in righteousness.

because the word of the king is his power and who may say unto him, What doest thou?



Thou shalt not twist that which is right; thou shalt not respect persons neither take a bribe, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and perverts the words of the righteous.

How long will ye judge unjustly and accept the persons of the wicked? Selah.

An unjust man is an abomination to the just, and he that is upright in the way is abomination to the wicked.

It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine; nor is beer for princes lest they drink and forget the law and pervert the judgment of any of the afflicted.

And moreover I saw under the sun that instead of judgment, there was wickedness; and instead of righteousness, that iniquity was there.



It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine; nor is beer for princes lest they drink and forget the law and pervert the judgment of any of the afflicted.

When thou art come unto the land which the LORD thy God gives thee and shalt inherit it and shalt dwell therein and shalt say, I will set a king over me like all the Gentiles that are round about me; Thou shalt surely appoint as king over thee the one whom the LORD thy God shall choose; one from among thy brethren shalt thou set as king over thee; thou may not set a stranger over thee, who is not thy brother. Only he shall not multiply horses to himself, nor cause the people to return to Egypt, to the end that he should multiply horses; for the LORD has said unto you, Ye shall not procure to return any more to that way. read more.
Neither shall he multiply wives unto himself, that his heart turn not away; neither shall he greatly multiply to himself silver or gold. And it shall be when he sits upon the throne of his kingdom that he shall cause a copy of this second law to be written in a book in the presence of the priests the Levites; and it shall be near unto him, and he shall read in it all the days of his life that he may learn to fear the LORD his God, to keep all the words of this law and these statutes, to do them,

Thus hath the Lord GOD said: If the prince gives a gift of his inheritance unto any of his sons, it shall be theirs; the possession thereof shall be by inheritance. But if he gives a gift of his inheritance to one of his slaves, then it shall be his until the year of liberty; when it shall return to the prince; but his inheritance shall be his sons' for them. And the prince shall take nothing from the people's inheritance, that he not defraud them of their possession; but he shall give his sons inheritance out of his own possession that my people not be scattered each one from his possession.


It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine; nor is beer for princes lest they drink and forget the law and pervert the judgment of any of the afflicted.


It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine; nor is beer for princes lest they drink and forget the law and pervert the judgment of any of the afflicted.


It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine; nor is beer for princes

The words of King Lemuel, the prophecy with which his mother taught him.


It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine; nor is beer for princes

Judges and officers shalt thou make thee in all the gates of thy cities, which the LORD thy God shall give thee throughout thy tribes, and they shall judge the people with just (and righteous) judgment.


Give me from among you, of your tribes, wise and understanding and expert men, and I will make them the head over you.

These things also belong to the wise. It is not good to have respect of persons in judgment.


Now therefore let Pharaoh find a discreet and wise man and set him over the land of Egypt.


It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine; nor is beer for princes

Judges and officers shalt thou make thee in all the gates of thy cities, which the LORD thy God shall give thee throughout thy tribes, and they shall judge the people with just (and righteous) judgment.


Give me from among you, of your tribes, wise and understanding and expert men, and I will make them the head over you.

These things also belong to the wise. It is not good to have respect of persons in judgment.


Now therefore let Pharaoh find a discreet and wise man and set him over the land of Egypt.


It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine; nor is beer for princes lest they drink and forget the law and pervert the judgment of any of the afflicted. Give beer unto him that is ready to perish and wine unto those that have heavy hearts. read more.
They drink and forget their need and remember their misery no more.

The Word is faithful, If anyone desires the office of a bishop, , he desires a difficult ministry. It is expedient, therefore, that the bishop be blameless, the husband of only one wife, vigilant, temperate, of worldly affections mortified, given to hospitality, apt to teach; not given to wine, not hurtful, not greedy of dishonest gain, but gentle, not contentious, not covetous; read more.
one that rules well his own house, having his children in subjection with all integrity; (for if a man does not know how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the congregation of God?) not a novice, lest being puffed up, he fall into judgment of the devil. Moreover he must have a good report of those who are outside lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil. Likewise the deacons must be honest, not doubletongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of dishonest gain; holding the mystery of the faith together with a pure conscience. And let these also first be proved; then let them minister, if they are blameless. The wives likewise are to be honest, not slanderers, temperate, faithful in all things.

But speak thou the things which are expedient unto sound doctrine, that the aged men be temperate, venerable, prudent, sound in faith, in charity, in tolerance. The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becomes holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of honesty; read more.
that they may teach the young women to be prudent, to love their husbands, to love their children, to be temperate, chaste, good housekeepers, subject to their own husbands, that the word of God not be blasphemed. Young men likewise exhort to be temperate; in all things showing thyself as an example of good works, in doctrine showing integrity, seriousness, purity, sound speech, that cannot be condemned; that the adversary may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you. Exhort slaves to be subject to their own masters and to please them well in all things; not contradicting; not defrauding, but showing all good fidelity; that they may adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things. For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, teaching us that denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live temperately, righteously, and godly in this present world;


It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine; nor is beer for princes


It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine; nor is beer for princes


It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine; nor is beer for princes

Judges and officers shalt thou make thee in all the gates of thy cities, which the LORD thy God shall give thee throughout thy tribes, and they shall judge the people with just (and righteous) judgment.


Give me from among you, of your tribes, wise and understanding and expert men, and I will make them the head over you.

These things also belong to the wise. It is not good to have respect of persons in judgment.


Now therefore let Pharaoh find a discreet and wise man and set him over the land of Egypt.


It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine; nor is beer for princes lest they drink and forget the law and pervert the judgment of any of the afflicted.


It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine; nor is beer for princes