Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

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

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.

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?

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 Never devote all your energy to sex, or dedicate your life to destroying kings. 4 It is not for kings, Lemuel Not for kings to drink wine or for rulers to desire liquor. 5 Otherwise, they may drink and forget what has been ordained, perverting justice for all the oppressed.


Cross References

Ecclesiastes 10:17

That land is blessed whose king is of noble birth, whose princes feast at the right time, for strength, and not to become drunk.

Proverbs 20:1

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

Isaiah 5:22

"How terrible it will be for those who are heroes at drinking wine, and champions in mixing strong drink,

Leviticus 10:9-10

"You and your sons with you are not to drink wine that is, any intoxicating drink when you enter the Tent of Meeting. That way, you won't die. This is to be a perpetual statute throughout your generations.

1 Kings 20:12

Ben-hadad received Ahab's response while he was celebrating with his kings in the battle pavilions. "Sound "Battle Stations!'" he ordered, and the army began to prepare their attack.

1 Kings 20:16-20

They attacked at noon, just as Ben-hadad was drinking himself drunk in the battle pavilions, along with the 32 kings who had joined him.

Esther 3:15

The couriers went out, urged on by the king's command, and the edict was issued in Susa the capital. The king and Haman sat down to drink, while the city of Susa was thrown into confusion.

Isaiah 28:7-8

These people also stagger from wine and reel from strong drink. Priests and prophets stagger from strong drink; they're drunk from wine; they reel from strong drink, waver when seeing visions, and stumble when rendering decisions.

Daniel 5:2-4

Under the influence of wine, Belshazzar ordered that the gold and silver vessels his grandfather Nebuchadnezzar had taken from the Temple in Jerusalem be brought in so the king, his officials, his wives, and his mistresses could drink from them.

Hosea 4:11-12

"Sexual immorality, wine, and fresh wine seduce the heart of my people.

Hosea 7:3-5

They please the king with their evil, and the princes with their dishonesty.

Habakkuk 2:5

Moreover, just as wine leads astray the proud and powerful man, he remains restless; he has expanded his appetite like the afterlife or death itself, he is never satisfied. He gathers to himself all of the nations, taking captive all of the people for himself."

Mark 6:21-28

An opportunity came during Herod's birthday celebration, when he gave a banquet for his top officials, military officers, and the most important people of Galilee.

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