Proverbs 31:5

“Lest they drinke, and forget the Law, and peruert the iudgement of any of the afflicted.”

1611 King James Version (KJV)




Viewing the original 1611 KJV with archaic English spelling.
Click to switch to the Standard KJV.

Other Translations

Lest they drink, and forget the law, and pervert the judgment of any of the afflicted.
- King James Version

For they will drink and forget what is decreed, And pervert the rights of all the afflicted.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Lest they drink, and forget the law, And pervert the justice `due' to any that is afflicted.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For fear that through drinking they may come to have no respect for the law, wrongly judging the cause of those who are in trouble.
- Basic English Bible

-- lest they drink And forget the law, And pervert the judgment of any of the children of affliction.
- Darby Bible

Lest they drink, and forget the law, and pervert the judgment of any of the afflicted.
- Webster's Bible

lest they drink, and forget the law, and pervert the justice due to anyone who is afflicted.
- World English Bible

Lest he drink, and forget the decree, And change the judgment of any of the sons of affliction.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Lest they drink, and forget that which is decreed, and pervert the justice due to any that is afflicted.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Proverbs 31

  • Brighton ochieng
    Jesus is coming to his poeple
  • Ivy Johnson
    As we Celebrate Mother’s Day, let us reflect on this Chapter of Proverbs? There is so much
    Truth for each Mother to Grasp? It touches so many Aspects of our Day-To-Day-Routine,
    Especially our Spiritual? We can never go through our Days without God’s Leading?
    It is highly impossible! We need Him every Second of our Lives? He wants to Bless us with
    all Spiritual Blessings: Awesome: Amen


  • Molly
    "Godliness with contentment is great gain," the Bible says. Being Godly means living according to the way of righteousness; pure, holy and upright before the Majesty on High. We cannot do that without being born by water and Spirit -- the Holy Ghost. Then, we MUST follow our new birth with being "transformed by the renewing of [our] minds" and living holy before the Lord. Come to God! He IS life!
  • Maggie
    I think it can relate to pleasing God also with your whole ❤ , and whatever it takes ,you want to make it in, that he tells you well done keeping your ❤ pure before him that men may see your works and Glorify God, Amen
  • I Am that Michael Isaac Dale
    The woman spoken of is godly wisdom: and the virtuous woman who obeys God is of a meek and quiet spirit. But again ye are naked by your words. For the women in Christ cannot say the things ye say; for God permits them not. As it is written, Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience, as also says the law.
  • Cheryl
    This is one of my favorite passages. This is always the passage I cite when people say women should only be mothers and housewives. This passages demonstrates that women are capable of working, engaging in commerce independently and can make wise decisions that bring prosperity to the household (buying the vineyard, selling garments and so forth).

What Do You Think of Proverbs 31?

Share your own thoughts or commentary here...

Notify me if someone responds on this discussion/thread

Bible Options

Sponsored Links