Proverbs 31:4



Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

It is not for kings, O Lemuel, It is not for kings to drink wine, Or for rulers to desire strong drink,

King James Version

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

International Standard Version

It is not for kings, Lemuel Not for kings to drink wine or for rulers to desire liquor.

A Conservative Version

It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine, nor for rulers [to say], Where is strong drink?

American Standard Version

It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine; Nor for princes to say , Where is strong drink?

Amplified

It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine, or for rulers to desire strong drink,

Bible in Basic English

It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to take wine, or for rulers to say, Where is strong drink?

Darby Translation

It is not for kings, Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine, nor for rulers to say, Where is the strong drink?

Holman Bible

It is not for kings, Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine or for rulers [to desire] beer.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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

Julia Smith Translation

Not for kings, O Lemuel, not for kings to drink and for princes the desire of strong drink:

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

[It is] not for the kings, O Lemuel; drinking wine [is] not for the kings, nor [is] strong drink for rulers.

Modern King James verseion

It is not for kings, O Lemuel, not for kings to drink wine; nor for princes to lust for strong drink;

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

O Lemuel, give kings no wine, give kings and princes no strong drink;

NET Bible

It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine, or for rulers to crave strong drink,

New Heart English Bible

It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine, or for princes to take strong drink,

New simplified Bible

It is not for kings, O Lemuel; it is not for kings to drink wine; nor for princes to desire strong drink.

The Emphasized Bible

It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine, nor, for dignitaries, to desire strong drink,

Webster

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

World English Bible

It is not for kings, Lemuel; it is not for kings to drink wine; nor for princes to say, 'Where is strong drink?'

Youngs Literal Translation

Not for kings, O Lemuel, Not for kings, to drink wine, And for princes a desire of strong drink.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
It is not for kings
מלך 
melek 
Usage: 2521

למואל למוּאל 
L@muw'el 
Usage: 2

it is not for kings
מלך 
melek 
Usage: 2521

to drink
שׁתה 
Shathah 
Usage: 218

יין 
Yayin 
Usage: 140

אי 
'ay 
Usage: 34

רזן 
Razan 
Usage: 6

Context Readings

The Oracle Of King Lemuel

3 Do not give your strength to women, Or your ways to that which destroys kings. 4 It is not for kings, O Lemuel, It is not for kings to drink wine, Or for rulers to desire strong drink, 5 For they will drink and forget what is decreed, And pervert the rights of all the afflicted.


Cross References

Ecclesiastes 10:17

Blessed are you, O land, whose king is of nobility and whose princes eat at the appropriate time--for strength and not for drunkenness.

Proverbs 20:1

Wine is a mocker, strong drink a brawler, And whoever is intoxicated by it is not wise.

Isaiah 5:22

Woe to those who are heroes in drinking wine And valiant men in mixing strong drink,

Leviticus 10:9-10

"Do not drink wine or strong drink, neither you nor your sons with you, when you come into the tent of meeting, so that you will not die--it is a perpetual statute throughout your generations--

1 Kings 20:12

When Ben-hadad heard this message, as he was drinking with the kings in the temporary shelters, he said to his servants, "Station yourselves." So they stationed themselves against the city.

1 Kings 20:16-20

They went out at noon, while Ben-hadad was drinking himself drunk in the temporary shelters with the thirty-two kings who helped him.

Esther 3:15

The couriers went out impelled by the king's command while the decree was issued at the citadel in Susa; and while the king and Haman sat down to drink, the city of Susa was in confusion.

Isaiah 28:7-8

And these also reel with wine and stagger from strong drink: The priest and the prophet reel with strong drink, They are confused by wine, they stagger from strong drink; They reel while having visions, They totter when rendering judgment.

Daniel 5:2-4

When Belshazzar tasted the wine, he gave orders to bring the gold and silver vessels which Nebuchadnezzar his father had taken out of the temple which was in Jerusalem, so that the king and his nobles, his wives and his concubines might drink from them.

Hosea 4:11-12

Harlotry, wine and new wine take away the understanding.

Hosea 7:3-5

With their wickedness they make the king glad, And the princes with their lies.

Habakkuk 2:5

"Furthermore, wine betrays the haughty man, So that he does not stay at home He enlarges his appetite like Sheol, And he is like death, never satisfied. He also gathers to himself all nations And collects to himself all peoples.

Mark 6:21-28

A strategic day came when Herod on his birthday gave a banquet for his lords and military commanders and the leading men of Galilee;

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