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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 to say , Where is 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?

    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' Notes 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 Notes on Proverbs 31:4

    31:4 To drink - To excess.