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Proverbs 31:3

    Proverbs 31:3 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Give not thy strength unto women, nor thy ways to that which destroyeth kings.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Give not your strength to women, nor your ways to that which destroys kings.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Give not thy strength unto women, Nor thy ways to that which destroyeth kings.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Do not give your strength to women, or your ways to that which is the destruction of kings.

    Webster's Revision

    Give not thy strength unto women, Nor thy ways to that which destroyeth kings.

    World English Bible

    Don't give your strength to women, nor your ways to that which destroys kings.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Give not thy strength unto women, nor thy ways to that which destroyeth kings.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 31:3

    Give not thy strength - Do not waste thy substance on women.

    In such intercourse the strength of body, soul and substance is destroyed.

    Such connections are those which destroy kings, מלכין melachin, the Chaldee termination instead of the Hebrew.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 31:3

    To that which destroyeth - The temptations of the harem were then, as now, the curse of all Eastern kingdoms.

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 31:3

    31:3 Strength - The vigour of thy mind and body. Ways - Thy conversation, repeated in other words.