New Living Translation
Alcohol is for the dying, and wine for those in bitter distress.
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,
Proverbs 31:6 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
31:6 To perish - To faint; for such need a cordial.
"Oh, why give light to those in misery, and life to those who are bitter?
I helped those without hope, and they blessed me. And I caused the widows' hearts to sing for joy.
wine to make them glad, olive oil to soothe their skin, and bread to give them strength.
Let them drink to forget their poverty and remember their troubles no more.
But what could I say? For he himself sent this sickness. Now I will walk humbly throughout my years because of this anguish I have felt.
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