Proverbs 31:5
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New American Standard Bible
For they will drink and forget what is decreed, And pervert the rights of all the afflicted.

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

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

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

Young's Literal Translation
Lest he drink, and forget the decree, And change the judgment of any of the sons of affliction.

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Of the Practice of Piety in Fasting.
There are divers kinds of fasting--First, A constrained fast, as when men either have not food to eat, as in the famine of Samaria (2 Kings vi. 25;) or, having food, cannot eat it for heaviness or sickness, as it befel them who were in the ship with St. Paul (Acts xxvii. 33.) This is rather famine than fasting. Secondly, A natural fast, which we undertake physically, for the health of our body. Thirdly, A civil fast, which the magistrate enjoins for the better maintenance of the commonwealth. Fourthly,
Lewis Bayly—The Practice of Piety

Cross References
Exodus 23:6
"You shall not pervert the justice due to your needy brother in his dispute.

Leviticus 10:9
"Do not drink wine or strong drink, neither you nor your sons with you, when you come into the tent of meeting, so that you will not die-- it is a perpetual statute throughout your generations--

Deuteronomy 16:19
"You shall not distort justice; you shall not be partial, and you shall not take a bribe, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and perverts the words of the righteous.

1 Kings 20:12
When Ben-hadad heard this message, as he was drinking with the kings in the temporary shelters, he said to his servants, "Station yourselves." So they stationed themselves against the city.

Proverbs 17:15
He who justifies the wicked and he who condemns the righteous, Both of them alike are an abomination to the LORD.

Proverbs 18:5
To show partiality to the wicked is not good, Nor to thrust aside the righteous in judgment.

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