Who is King Lemuel?

King Lemuel is another name for King Solomon (Son of King David Israel’s second King) found in the bible Book of Proverbs in chapter 31 verses 1 trough 9 (hints kinglemuel31). These verses will tell you who King Lemuel is and what I try to be each day I live.

The words of King Lemuel. An oracle that his mother taught him:
What are you doing, my son? What are you doing, son of my womb?
What are you doing, son of my vows?
Do not give your strength to women,
your ways to those who destroy kings.
It is not for kings, O Lemuel,
it is not for kings to drink wine,
or for rulers to take strong drink,
lest they drink and forget what has been decreed
and pervert the rights of all the afflicted.
Give strong drink to the one who is perishing,
and wine to those in bitter distress;
let them drink and forget their poverty
and remember their misery no more.
Open your mouth for the mute,
for the rights of all who are destitute.
Open your mouth, judge righteously,
defend the rights of the poor and needy.
(Proverbs 31:1-9 ESV)

3 thoughts on “Who is King Lemuel?

  1. With what was taught to King Lemuel otherwise known as King Solomon by his mother who really knows what she was saying, king Solomon still went astray with strange women! What a pity! What a waste! Today, his wise words would have been quoted and used to lead nations of the world out of their distresses. But that was not to be! It is distressing.

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