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Proverbs 31:6

Context
NET ©

Give strong drink to the one who is perishing, 1  and wine to those who are bitterly distressed; 2 

NIV ©

Give beer to those who are perishing, wine to those who are in anguish;

NASB ©

Give strong drink to him who is perishing, And wine to him whose life is bitter.

NLT ©

Liquor is for the dying, and wine for those in deep depression.

MSG ©

Use wine and beer only as sedatives, to kill the pain and dull the ache

BBE ©

Give strong drink to him who is near to destruction, and wine to him whose soul is bitter:

NRSV ©

Give strong drink to one who is perishing, and wine to those in bitter distress;

NKJV ©

Give strong drink to him who is perishing, And wine to those who are bitter of heart.


KJV
Give
<05414> (8798)
strong drink
<07941>
unto him that is ready to perish
<06> (8802)_,
and wine
<03196>
unto those that be of heavy
<04751>
hearts
<05315>_.
{of...: Heb. bitter of soul}
NASB ©
Give
<05414>
strong
<07941>
drink
<07941>
to him who is perishing
<06>
, And wine
<03196>
to him whose life
<05315>
is bitter
<04751>
.
HEBREW
spn
<05315>
yrml
<04751>
Nyyw
<03196>
dbwal
<06>
rks
<07941>
wnt (31:6)
<05414>
LXXM
didote
<1325
V-PAI-2P
meyhn
<3178
N-ASF
toiv
<3588
T-DPM
en
<1722
PREP
lupaiv
<3077
N-DPF
kai
<2532
CONJ
oinon
<3631
N-ASM
pinein
<4095
V-PAN
toiv
<3588
T-DPM
en
<1722
PREP
odunaiv
<3601
N-DPF
NET © [draft] ITL
Give
<05414>
strong drink
<07941>
to the one who is perishing
<06>
, and wine
<03196>
to those who
<05315>
are bitterly distressed
<04751>
;
NET ©

Give strong drink to the one who is perishing, 1  and wine to those who are bitterly distressed; 2 

NET © Notes

sn Wine and beer should be given to those distressed and dying in order to ease their suffering and help them forget.

tn Heb “to the bitter of soul.” The phrase לְמָרֵי נָפֶשׁ (lÿmare nafesh) has been translated “of heavy hearts” (KJV); “in anguish” (NIV); “in misery” (TEV); “in bitter distress” (NRSV); “sorely depressed” (NAB); “in deep depression (NLT); “have lost all hope” (CEV). The word “bitter” (מַר, mar) describes the physical and mental/spiritual suffering as a result of affliction, grief, or suffering – these people are in emotional pain. So the idea of “bitterly distressed” works as well as any other translation.



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