Parallel Verses

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

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

A Conservative Version

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

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.

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 voluptuous thing, and drunkenness causes sedition; whoso delighteth therein, shall never be wise. 2 The king ought to be feared as the roaring of a lion; whoso provoketh him unto anger, offendeth against his own soul.



Cross References

Proverbs 31:4

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

Hosea 4:11

Whoredom, wine and drunkenness take the heart away.

Isaiah 28:7

But they go wrong by the reason of wine, they fall and stagger because of strong drink. Yea even the priests and prophets themselves go amiss, they are drunken with wine, and weak brained through strong drink. They fail in prophesying, and stumble in judgment.

2 Samuel 11:13

And David called him, and he ate and drank before him, and he made him drunk. And at even he went out to lie on his couch with the servants of the lord, and went not down to his house.

1 Corinthians 6:10

neither thieves, neither the covetous, neither drunkards, neither cursed speakers, neither extortioners shall inherit the kingdom of God.

Galatians 5:21

envying, murder, drunkenness, gluttony, and such like. Of the which I tell you before, as I have told you in time past, that they which commit such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.

Ephesians 5:18

And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess: but be fulfilled with the spirit,

Genesis 9:21-23

and drank of the wine and was drunk, and lay uncovered in the midst of his tent.

Genesis 19:31-36

Then said the elder unto the younger, "Our father is old, and there are no more men in the earth to come in unto us after the manner of all the world.

1 Samuel 25:36-38

And when Abigail came to Nabal, behold, he held a feast in his house like the feast of a king; and Nabal's heart was merry within him, and he was drunk a good. Wherefore she told him nought, neither little nor more, until the morrow day.

2 Samuel 13:28

Then Absalom commanded his young men, saying, "Mark when Amnon's heart is merry with wine; and when I bid you smite Amnon, then kill him. Fear not, for it is I that bid you. Be bold therefore and play the lusty bloods."

1 Kings 20:16-21

And they went out at noon when Benhadad was a drinking strong drink in the pavilions with the thirty two kings that holp him.

Proverbs 23:29-35

Where is woe? Where is sorrow? Where is strife? Where is brawling? Where are wounds without cause? Where be red eyes?

Isaiah 5:22

Woe be unto them that are cunning men to sup out wine and expert to set up drunkenness.

Isaiah 56:12

"Come," say they, "I will fetch wine, so shall we fill ourselves, that we may be drunken. And do tomorrow, like as today; yea, and much more."

Hosea 7:5

Even so goeth it this day with our kings and princes, for they begin to be wood drunken through wine: they use familiarity with such as deceive them.

Habakkuk 2:15-16

Woe unto him that giveth his neighbour drink, to get him wrathful displeasure for his drunkenness: that he may see his privities.

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