Parallel Verses

King James Version

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

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?

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

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Easton

Fausets

Context Readings

The Oracle Of King Lemuel

3 Give not thy strength unto women, nor thy ways to that which destroyeth kings. 4 It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine; nor for princes strong drink: 5 Lest they drink, and forget the law, and pervert the judgment of any of the afflicted.


Cross References

Ecclesiastes 10:17

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

Proverbs 20:1

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

Isaiah 5:22

Woe unto them that are mighty to drink wine, and men of strength to mingle strong drink:

Leviticus 10:9-10

Do not drink wine nor strong drink, thou, nor thy sons with thee, when ye go into the tabernacle of the congregation, lest ye die: it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations:

1 Kings 20:12

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

1 Kings 20:16-20

And they went out at noon. But Benhadad was drinking himself drunk in the pavilions, he and the kings, the thirty and two kings that helped him.

Esther 3:15

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

Isaiah 28:7-8

But they also have erred through wine, and through strong drink are out of the way; the priest and the prophet have erred through strong drink, they are swallowed up of wine, they are out of the way through strong drink; they err in vision, they stumble in judgment.

Daniel 5:2-4

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

Hosea 4:11-12

Whoredom 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

Yea also, because he transgresseth by wine, he is a proud man, neither keepeth at home, who enlargeth his desire as hell, and is as death, and cannot be satisfied, but gathereth unto him all nations, and heapeth unto him all people:

Mark 6:21-28

And when a convenient day was come, that Herod on his birthday made a supper to his lords, high captains, and chief estates of Galilee;

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