New International Version
Let beer be for those who are perishing, wine for those who are in anguish!
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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Give strong drink unto him that is ready to perish - We have already seen, that inebriating drinks were mercifully given to condemned criminals, to render them less sensible of the torture they endured in dying. This is what was offered to our Lord; but he refused it. See note on Psalm 104:15.
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of heavy hearts or bitter of soul
LibraryThe Gospel Cordial
A Sermon (No. 3236) published on Thursday, February 9th, 1911 delivered by C.H. Spurgeon at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington. on Lord's Day Evening, September 20th, 1863. "Give strong drink unto him that is ready to perish, and wine unto those that be of heavy hearts. Let him drink, and forget his poverty, and remember his misery no more."--Proverbs 31:6, 7. These somewhat singular sentences were spoken by the mother of Lemuel to her son, who was probably Solomon. She had already said to him, …
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs
"Why is light given to those in misery, and life to the bitter of soul,
The one who was dying blessed me; I made the widow's heart sing.
wine that gladdens human hearts, oil to make their faces shine, and bread that sustains their hearts.
Let them drink and forget their poverty and remember their misery no more.
But what can I say? He has spoken to me, and he himself has done this. I will walk humbly all my years because of this anguish of my soul.
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