Proverbs 31:6
Good News Translation
Alcohol is for people who are dying, for those who are in misery.

Contemporary English Version
Beer and wine are only for the dying or for those who have lost all hope.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Give strong drink to them that are sad; and wine to them that are grieved in mind:

New American Bible
Give strong drink to anyone who is perishing, and wine to the embittered;

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Give strong drink to them that are sad; and wine to them that are grieved in mind:

strong

Psalm 104:15 And that wine may cheer the heart of man. That he may make the face cheerful with oil: and that bread may strengthen man's heart.

1 Timothy 5:23 Do not still drink water, but use a little wine for thy stomach's sake and thy frequent infirmities.

of heavy hearts or bitter of soul

1 Samuel 1:10 As Anna had her heart full of grief, she prayed to the Lord, shedding many tears,

1 Samuel 30:6 And David was greatly afflicted: for the people had a mind to stone him, for the soul of every man was bitterly grieved for his sons and daughters: but David took courage in the Lord his God.

2 Kings 4:27 And when she came to the man of God, to the mount, she caught hold on his feet: and Giezi came to remove her. And the man of God said: Let her alone for her soul is in anguish, and the Lord hath hid it from me, and hath not told me.

Context
The Words of King Lemuel
5And lest they drink and forget judgments, and pervert the cause of the children of the poor. 6Give strong drink to them that are sad; and wine to them that are grieved in mind:7Let them drink, and forget their want, and remember their sorrow no more.…
Cross References
Job 3:20
Why is light given to him that is in misery, and life to them that are in bitterness of soul?

Job 29:13
The blessing of him that was ready to perish came upon me, and I comforted the heart of the widow.

Psalm 104:15
And that wine may cheer the heart of man. That he may make the face cheerful with oil: and that bread may strengthen man's heart.

Proverbs 31:7
Let them drink, and forget their want, and remember their sorrow no more.

Isaiah 38:15
What shall I say, or what shall he answer for me, whereas he himself hath done it? I will recount to thee all my years in the bitterness of my soul.

Additional Translations
Give strong drink to one who is perishing, and wine to the bitter in soul.Give strong drink to him that is ready to perish, and wine to those that be of heavy hearts.

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

Give strong drink to those that are in sorrow, and the wine to drink to those in pain:

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

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

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

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

Give strong drink to the perishing, And wine to the bitter in soul,
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