Proverbs 31:6

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Giue strong drinke vnto him that is ready to perish, and wine vnto those that be of heauie hearts.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Give strong drink to him who is perishing, And wine to him whose life is bitter.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Give strong drink unto him that is ready to perish, And wine unto the bitter in soul:
- American Standard Version (1901)

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

Give strong drink unto him that is ready to perish, and wine unto the bitter of soul:
- Darby Bible

Give strong drink to him that is ready to perish, and wine to those that are of heavy hearts.
- Webster's Bible

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

Give strong drink to the perishing, And wine to the bitter in soul,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Give strong drink unto him that is ready to perish, and wine unto the bitter in soul;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 31:6


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


Discussion for Proverbs 31:6

  • Timothy Wayne George for verse 6
    Give strong drink to him who is dying, and to those who have heavy hearts. It is not good for rulers to drink, less they forget the law, and pervert judgment of the poor. Strong drink should be given to those with terminal illness, and who are of a heavy heart. Let them drink to forget their misery, and ease their suffering. Paul told the young minister Timothy to drink a little wine for his stomachs sake. There are clear medicinal benefits to wine, and as long as it is done in moderation, this is a good thing. We pray for all those who are suffering from cancer, and other illnesses that God will send His Word, and heal their deceases. By His stripes we are healed.

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