Parallel Verses

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?

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:

Holman Bible

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

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?

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,

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

O Lemuel
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

References

American

Easton

Fausets

Context Readings

The Oracle Of King Lemuel

3 Give not thy strength unto women, nor thy ways to them that destroy kings. 4 It is not for kings, Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine, nor for rulers to say, Where is the strong drink? 5 lest they drink And forget the law, And pervert the judgment of any of the children of affliction.


Cross References

Ecclesiastes 10:17

Happy art thou, O land, when thy king is a son of nobles, and thy princes eat in due season, for strength, and not for drunkenness!

Proverbs 20:1

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

Isaiah 5:22

Woe unto them that are mighty for drinking wine, and men valiant to mix strong drink;

Leviticus 10:9-10

Thou shalt not drink wine nor strong drink, thou, and thy sons with thee, when ye go into the tent of meeting, lest ye die it is an everlasting statute throughout your generations,

1 Kings 20:12

And it came to pass when he heard this word, as he was drinking, he and the kings in the tents, that he said to his servants, Set yourselves. And they set themselves against the city.

1 Kings 20:16-20

And they went out at noon; and Ben-Hadad drank himself drunk in the tents, he and the kings, the thirty-two kings that helped him.

Esther 3:15

The couriers went out, being hastened by the king's commandment, and the decree was given in Shushan the fortress. And the king and Haman sat down to drink; but the city of Shushan was in consternation.

Isaiah 28:7-8

But these also have erred through wine, and through strong drink are they gone astray. The priest and the prophet have erred through strong drink; they are overpowered by wine, they are gone astray through strong drink; they have erred in vision, they have stumbled in judgment.

Daniel 5:2-4

Belshazzar, while he tasted the wine, commanded to bring the golden and silver vessels that Nebuchadnezzar his father had taken out of the temple which was in Jerusalem; that the king and his nobles, his wives and his concubines, might drink in them.

Hosea 4:11-12

Fornication, and wine, and new wine take away the heart.

Hosea 7:3-5

They make the king glad with their wickedness, and the princes with their lies.

Habakkuk 2:5

And moreover, the wine is treacherous: he is a proud man, and keepeth not at rest, he enlargeth his desire as Sheol, and he is like death and cannot be satisfied; and he assembleth unto him all nations, and gathereth unto him all peoples.

Mark 6:21-28

And a holiday being come, when Herod, on his birthday, made a supper to his grandees, and to the chiliarchs, and the chief men of Galilee;

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