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Proverbs 31:6 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Give strong drink unto him that is ready to perish, And wine unto the bitter in soul:
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Give strong drink unto him that is ready to perish, and wine unto those that be of heavy hearts.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Give strong drink to him who is perishing, And wine to him whose life is bitter.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Give strong drink to him that is ready to perish, and wine to those that are of heavy hearts.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Give strong drink unto him that is ready to perish, and wine unto the bitter of soul:
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Give strong drink, to him that is perishing, and wine, to such as are embittered in soul:
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Give strong drink to the perishing, And wine to the bitter in soul,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Give strong drink to them that are sad; and wine to them that are grieved in mind:
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Giue strong drinke vnto him that is ready to perish, and wine vnto those that be of heauie hearts.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Give strong drink to those that are in sorrow, and the wine to drink to those in pain:
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Give strong drink unto him that is ready to perish, and wine unto those that be of heavy hearts.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Give 5414
{5414} Prime
נָתַן
nathan
{naw-than'}
A primitive root; to give, used with great latitude of application (put, make, etc.).
z8798
<8798> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperative (See H8810)
Count - 2847
strong drink 7941
{7941} Prime
שֵׁכָר
shekar
{shay-kawr'}
From H7937; an intoxicant, that is, intensely alcoholic liquor.
unto him that is ready to perish, 6
{0006} Prime
אָבַד
'abad
{aw-bad'}
A primitive root; properly to wander away, that is lose oneself; by implication to perish (causatively, destroy).
z8802
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
and wine 3196
{3196} Prime
יַיִן
yayin
{yah'-yin}
From an unused root meaning to effervesce; wine (as fermented); by implication intoxication.
unto those that be of heavy 4751
{4751} Prime
מַר
mar
{mar}
From H4843; bitter (literally or figuratively); also (as noun) bitterness, or (adverbially) bitterly.
hearts. 5315
{5315} Prime
נֶפֶשׁ
nephesh
{neh'-fesh}
From H5314; properly a breathing creature, that is, animal or (abstractly) vitality; used very widely in a literal, accommodated or figurative sense (bodily or mental).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Proverbs 31:3-9.


Proverbs 31:6-7

_ _ The proper use of such drinks is to restore tone to feeble bodies and depressed minds (compare Psalms 104:15).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Proverbs 31:1-9.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Proverbs 31:6

To perish — To faint; for such need a cordial.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
strong:

Psalms 104:15 And wine [that] maketh glad the heart of man, [and] oil to make [his] face to shine, and bread [which] strengtheneth man's heart.
1 Timothy 5:23 Drink no longer water, but use a little wine for thy stomach's sake and thine often infirmities.

of heavy hearts:
Heb. bitter of soul,
1 Samuel 1:10 And she [was] in bitterness of soul, and prayed unto the LORD, and wept sore.
1 Samuel 30:6 And David was greatly distressed; for the people spake of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and for his daughters: but David encouraged himself in the LORD his God.
2 Kings 4:27 And when she came to the man of God to the hill, she caught him by the feet: but Gehazi came near to thrust her away. And the man of God said, Let her alone; for her soul [is] vexed within her: and the LORD hath hid [it] from me, and hath not told me.
*marg.
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1S 1:10; 30:6. 2K 4:27. Ps 104:15. 1Ti 5:23.

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