Proverbs 31:6 Give strong drink to him who is perishing, And wine to him whose life is bitter.


Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Give strong drink to him who is perishing, And wine to him whose life is bitter.

King James Version

Give strong drink unto him that is ready to perish, and wine unto those that be of heavy hearts.

Holman Bible

Give beer to one who is dying, and wine to one whose life is bitter.

International Standard Version

Give liquor to someone who is perishing, and wine to someone who is deeply depressed.

A Conservative Version

Give strong drink to him who is ready to perish, and wine to the bitter in soul.

American Standard Version

Give strong drink unto him that is ready to perish, And wine unto the bitter in soul:

Amplified

Give strong drink [as medicine] to him who is ready to pass away, and wine to him in bitter distress of heart.

Bible in Basic English

Give strong drink to him who is near to destruction, and wine to him whose soul is bitter:

Darby Translation

Give strong drink unto him that is ready to perish, and wine unto the bitter of soul:

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Give beer unto him that is ready to perish and wine unto those that have heavy hearts.

Julia Smith Translation

Ye shall give strong drink to him perishing, and wine to the bitter of soul

King James 2000

Give strong drink unto him that is ready to perish, and wine unto those that be of heavy hearts.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Give strong drink to him who is perishing, and wine to those {in bitter distress}.

Modern King James verseion

Give strong drink to him who is ready to perish, and wine to those who are of heavy hearts.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Give strong drink unto such as are condemned to death, and wine unto those that mourn:

NET Bible

Give strong drink to the one who is perishing, and wine to those who are bitterly distressed;

New Heart English Bible

Give strong drink to him who is ready to perish; and wine to the bitter in soul:

The Emphasized Bible

Give strong drink, to him that is perishing, and wine, to such as are embittered in soul:

Webster

Give strong drink to him that is ready to perish, and wine to those that are of heavy hearts.

World English Bible

Give strong drink to him who is ready to perish; and wine to the bitter in soul:

Youngs Literal Translation

Give strong drink to the perishing, And wine to the bitter in soul,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
נתן 
Nathan 
Usage: 2011

שׁכר 
Shekar 
Usage: 23

and wine
יין 
Yayin 
Usage: 140

Context Readings

The Oracle Of King Lemuel

5 For they will drink and forget what is decreed, And pervert the rights of all the afflicted. 6 Give strong drink to him who is perishing, And wine to him whose life is bitter. 7 Let him drink and forget his poverty And remember his trouble no more.


Cross References

1 Timothy 5:23

No longer drink water exclusively, but use a little wine for the sake of your stomach and your frequent ailments.

1 Samuel 1:10

She, greatly distressed, prayed to the LORD and wept bitterly.

1 Samuel 30:6

Moreover David was greatly distressed because the people spoke of stoning him, for all the people were embittered, each one because of his sons and his daughters But David strengthened himself in the LORD his God.

2 Kings 4:27

When she came to the man of God to the hill, she caught hold of his feet. And Gehazi came near to push her away; but the man of God said, "Let her alone, for her soul is troubled within her; and the LORD has hidden it from me and has not told me."

Job 3:20

"Why is light given to him who suffers, And life to the bitter of soul,

Job 29:13

"The blessing of the one ready to perish came upon me, And I made the widow's heart sing for joy.

Psalm 104:15

And wine which makes man's heart glad, So that he may make his face glisten with oil, And food which sustains man's heart.



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