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Proverbs 23:31

    Proverbs 23:31 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Look not thou upon the wine when it is red, when it giveth his colour in the cup, when it moveth itself aright.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Look not you on the wine when it is red, when it gives his color in the cup, when it moves itself aright.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Look not thou upon the wine when it is red, When it sparkleth in the cup, When it goeth down smoothly:

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Keep your eyes from looking on the wine when it is red, when its colour is bright in the cup, when it goes smoothly down:

    Webster's Revision

    Look not thou upon the wine when it is red, When it sparkleth in the cup, When it goeth down smoothly:

    World English Bible

    Don't look at the wine when it is red, when it sparkles in the cup, when it goes down smoothly.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Look not thou upon the wine when it is red, when it giveth its colour in the cup, when it goeth down smoothly.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 23:31

    Look not thou upon the wine - Let neither the color, the odour, the sparkling, etc., of the wine, when poured out, induce thee to drink of it. However good and pure it may be, it will to thee be a snare, because thou art addicted to it, and hast no self-command.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 23:31

    His color - literally, "its eye," the clear brightness, or the beaded bubbles on which the wine drinker looks with complacency.

    It moveth itself aright - The Hebrew word describes the pellucid stream flowing pleasantly from the wineskin or jug into the goblet or the throat (compare Sol 7:9), rather than a sparkling wine.

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 23:31

    23:31 Red - Which was the colour of the best wines in that country. Aright - When it sparkles, and seems to smile upon a man.