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Proverbs 31:6

    Proverbs 31:6 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

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

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

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

    Webster's Revision

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

    World English Bible

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

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 31:6

    Give strong drink unto him that is ready to perish - We have already seen, that inebriating drinks were mercifully given to condemned criminals, to render them less sensible of the torture they endured in dying. This is what was offered to our Lord; but he refused it. See note on Psalm 104:15.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 31:6

    The true purpose of the power of wine over man's mind and body, as a restorative and remedial agent. Compare the margin reference. The same thought showed itself in the Jewish practice of giving a cup of wine to mourners, and (as in the history of the crucifixion) to criminals at their execution.

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 31:6

    31:6 To perish - To faint; for such need a cordial.