Proverbs 31:6
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New American Standard Bible
Give strong drink to him who is perishing, And wine to him whose life is bitter.

King James Bible
Give strong drink unto him that is ready to perish, and wine unto those that be of heavy hearts.

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

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

Young's Literal Translation
Give strong drink to the perishing, And wine to the bitter in soul,

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

The true purpose of the power of wine over man's mind and body, as a restorative and remedial agent. Compare the margin reference. The same thought showed itself in the Jewish practice of giving a cup of wine to mourners, and (as in the history of the crucifixion) to criminals at their execution.

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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
Job 3:20
"Why is light given to him who suffers, And life to the bitter of soul,

Job 29:13
"The blessing of the one ready to perish came upon me, And I made the widow's heart sing for joy.

Psalm 104:15
And wine which makes man's heart glad, So that he may make his face glisten with oil, And food which sustains man's heart.

Proverbs 31:7
Let him drink and forget his poverty And remember his trouble no more.

Isaiah 38:15
"What shall I say? For He has spoken to me, and He Himself has done it; I will wander about all my years because of the bitterness of my soul.

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