Proverbs 31 :4

Proverbs 31 :4 Translations

King James Version (KJV)

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

American King James Version (AKJV)

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

American Standard Version (ASV)

It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine; Nor for princes to say , Where is strong drink?

Basic English Translation (BBE)

It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to take wine, or for rulers to say, Where is strong drink?

Webster's Revision

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?'

English Revised Version (ERV)

It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine; nor for princes to say, Where is strong drink?

Definitions for Proverbs 31 :4

Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 31 :4

It is not for kings - to drink wine - An intemperate man is ill fit to hold the reins of government.

Barnes's Commentary on Proverbs 31 :4

Some read: "nor for princes to say, Where is strong drink?" The "strong drink" Proverbs 20:1 was distilled from barley, or honey, or dates.

Wesley's Commentary on Proverbs 31 :4

31:4 To drink - To excess.
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