Proverbs 31:4

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drinke wine, nor for Princes, strong drinke:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

It is not for kings, O Lemuel, It is not for kings to drink wine, Or for rulers to desire strong drink,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine; Nor for princes `to say', Where is strong drink?
- American Standard Version (1901)

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

It is not for kings, Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine, nor for rulers [to say], Where is the strong drink?
- Darby Bible

It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine; nor for princes strong drink:
- Webster's Bible

It is not for kings, Lemuel; it is not for kings to drink wine; nor for princes to say, 'Where is strong drink?'
- World English Bible

Not for kings, O Lemuel, Not for kings, to drink wine, And for princes a desire of strong drink.
- Youngs Literal Bible

It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine: nor for princes to say: 'Where is strong drink?'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 31:4


31:4 To drink - To excess.


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