Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

Wine is a mocker, strong drink a brawler, and whoever errs thereby is not wise.

New American Standard Bible

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

King James Version

Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.

Holman Bible

Wine is a mocker, beer is a brawler,
and whoever staggers because of them is not wise.

International Standard Version

Wine causes mocking, and beer causes fights; everyone led astray by them lacks wisdom.

American Standard Version

Wine is a mocker, strong drink a brawler; And whosoever erreth thereby is not wise.

Amplified

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

Bible in Basic English

Wine makes men foolish, and strong drink makes men come to blows; and whoever comes into error through these is not wise.

Darby Translation

Wine is a scorner, strong drink is raging; and whoso erreth thereby is not wise.

Julia Smith Translation

Wine is mocking, strong drink is noisy: and every one going astray by it will not be wise.

King James 2000

Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Wine [is] a mocker, strong drink a brawler, and any who go astray by it are not wise.

Modern King James verseion

Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging, and whoever goes astray by it is not wise.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Wine is a voluptuous thing, and drunkenness causes sedition; whoso delighteth therein, shall never be wise.

NET Bible

Wine is a mocker and strong drink is a brawler; whoever goes astray by them is not wise.

New Heart English Bible

Wine is a mocker, and beer is a brawler. Whoever is led astray by them is not wise.

The Emphasized Bible

Wine is, a scoffer, and strong drink, a brawler, every one therefore who erreth therein, is unwise.

Webster

Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whoever is deceived by it is not wise.

World English Bible

Wine is a mocker, and beer is a brawler. Whoever is led astray by them is not wise.

Youngs Literal Translation

Wine is a scorner -- strong drink is noisy, And any going astray in it is not wise.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
יין 
Yayin 
Usage: 140

is a mocker
לוּץ 
Luwts 
Usage: 27

שׁכר 
Shekar 
Usage: 23

שׁגה 
Shagah 
Usage: 21

References

American

Easton

Fausets

Hastings

Smith

Context Readings

Foolproof Instructions

1 Wine is a mocker, strong drink a brawler, and whoever errs thereby is not wise. 2 The terror of a king is as the roaring of a lion. He who provokes him to anger sins [against] his own life.



Cross References

Proverbs 31:4

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

Hosea 4:11

Whoredom and wine and new wine take away the understanding.

Isaiah 28:7

And even these reel with wine, and stagger with strong drink. The priest and the prophet reel with strong drink. They are swallowed up of wine. They stagger with strong drink; they err in vision; they stumble in judgment.

2 Samuel 11:13

And when David had called him, he ate and drank before him, and he made him drunk. And at evening he went out to lie on his bed with the servants of his lord, but did not go down to his house.

1 Corinthians 6:10

nor greedy men, nor thieves, nor drunkards, nor the slanderous, nor the predatory will inherit the kingdom of God.

Galatians 5:21

envyings, murders, intoxications, revelings, and things like these, of which I forewarn you, as I also did forewarn, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

Ephesians 5:18

And do not become intoxicated with wine, during which is debauchery, but be filled in Spirit,

Genesis 9:21-23

And he drank of the wine, and was drunken. And he was uncovered within his tent.

Genesis 19:31-36

And the firstborn said to the younger, Our father is old, and there is not a man on the earth to come in to us after the manner of all the earth.

1 Samuel 25:36-38

And Abigail came to Nabal, and, behold, he held a feast in his house like the feast of a king. And Nabal's heart was merry within him, for he was very drunk. Therefore she told him nothing, less or more, until the morning light.

2 Samuel 13:28

And Absalom commanded his servants, saying, Notice ye now, when Amnon's heart is merry with wine, and when I say to you, Smite Amnon, then kill him. Fear not; have I not commanded you? Be courageous, and be valiant.

1 Kings 20:16-21

And they went out at noon. But Ben-hadad was drinking himself drunk in the pavilions, he and the kings, the thirty-two kings who helped him.

1 Kings 20:16-35

And they went out at noon. But Ben-hadad was drinking himself drunk in the pavilions, he and the kings, the thirty-two kings who helped him.

Isaiah 5:22

Woe to those who are mighty to drink wine, and men of strength to mingle strong drink,

Isaiah 56:12

Come ye, [they say], I will fetch wine, and we will fill ourselves with strong drink. And tomorrow shall be as this day, great beyond measure.

Hosea 7:5

On the day of our king the rulers made themselves sick with the heat of wine. He stretched out his hand with scoffers.

Habakkuk 2:15-16

Woe to him who gives his neighbor drink, who adds thy venom, and also makes him drunken, that thou may look on their nakedness!

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