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Proverbs 23:29–35

29  lWho has woe? Who has sorrow?

Who has strife? Who has complaining?

Who has mwounds without cause?

Who has nredness of eyes?

30  Those who otarry long over wine;

those who go to try pmixed wine.

31  Do not look at wine when it is red,

when it sparkles in the cup

and goes down smoothly.

32  In the end it qbites like a serpent

and stings like an adder.

33  Your eyes will see strange things,

and your heart utter rperverse things.

34  You will be like one who lies down in the midst of the sea,

like one who lies on the top of a mast.8

35  “They sstruck me,” you will say,9 “but I was not hurt;

they beat me, but I did not feel it.

When shall I awake?

I tmust have another drink.”

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Proverbs 23:29–35 — The New International Version (NIV)

29 Who has woe? Who has sorrow?

Who has strife? Who has complaints?

Who has needless bruises? Who has bloodshot eyes?

30 Those who linger over wine,

who go to sample bowls of mixed wine.

31 Do not gaze at wine when it is red,

when it sparkles in the cup,

when it goes down smoothly!

32 In the end it bites like a snake

and poisons like a viper.

33 Your eyes will see strange sights,

and your mind will imagine confusing things.

34 You will be like one sleeping on the high seas,

lying on top of the rigging.

35 “They hit me,” you will say, “but I’m not hurt!

They beat me, but I don’t feel it!

When will I wake up

so I can find another drink?”

Proverbs 23:29–35 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

29 Who hath woe? who hath sorrow?

Who hath contentions? who hath babbling?

Who hath wounds without cause?

Who hath redness of eyes?

30 They that tarry long at the wine;

They that go to seek mixed wine.

31 Look not thou upon the wine when it is red,

When it giveth his colour in the cup,

When it moveth itself aright.

32 At the last it biteth like a serpent,

And stingeth like an adder.

33 Thine eyes shall behold strange women,

And thine heart shall utter perverse things.

34 Yea, thou shalt be as he that lieth down in the midst of the sea,

Or as he that lieth upon the top of a mast.

35 They have stricken me, shalt thou say, and I was not sick;

They have beaten me, and I felt it not:

When shall I awake?

I will seek it yet again.

Proverbs 23:29–35 — New Living Translation (NLT)

29 Who has anguish? Who has sorrow?

Who is always fighting? Who is always complaining?

Who has unnecessary bruises? Who has bloodshot eyes?

30 It is the one who spends long hours in the taverns,

trying out new drinks.

31 Don’t gaze at the wine, seeing how red it is,

how it sparkles in the cup, how smoothly it goes down.

32 For in the end it bites like a poisonous snake;

it stings like a viper.

33 You will see hallucinations,

and you will say crazy things.

34 You will stagger like a sailor tossed at sea,

clinging to a swaying mast.

35 And you will say, “They hit me, but I didn’t feel it.

I didn’t even know it when they beat me up.

When will I wake up

so I can look for another drink?”

Proverbs 23:29–35 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

29 Who has woe?

Who has sorrow?

Who has contentions?

Who has complaints?

Who has wounds without cause?

Who has redness of eyes?

30 Those who linger long at the wine,

Those who go in search of mixed wine.

31 Do not look on the wine when it is red,

When it sparkles in the cup,

When it swirls around smoothly;

32 At the last it bites like a serpent,

And stings like a viper.

33 Your eyes will see strange things,

And your heart will utter perverse things.

34 Yes, you will be like one who lies down in the midst of the sea,

Or like one who lies at the top of the mast, saying:

35 “They have struck me, but I was not hurt;

They have beaten me, but I did not feel it.

When shall I awake, that I may seek another drink?

Proverbs 23:29–35 — New Century Version (NCV)

29 Who has trouble? Who has pain?

Who fights? Who complains?

Who has unnecessary bruises?

Who has bloodshot eyes?

30 It is people who drink too much wine,

who try out all different kinds of strong drinks.

31 Don’t stare at the wine when it is red,

when it sparkles in the cup,

when it goes down smoothly.

32 Later it bites like a snake

with poison in its fangs.

33 Your eyes will see strange sights,

and your mind will be confused.

34 You will feel dizzy as if you’re in a storm on the ocean,

as if you’re on top of a ship’s sails.

35 You will think, “They hit me, but I’m not hurt.

They beat me up, but I don’t remember it.

I wish I could wake up.

Then I would get another drink.”

Proverbs 23:29–35 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

29 Who hath woe? who hath sorrow? who hath contentions?

Who hath complaining? who hath wounds without cause?

Who hath redness of eyes?

30 They that tarry long at the wine;

They that go to seek out mixed wine.

31 Look not thou upon the wine when it is red,

When it sparkleth in the cup,

When it goeth down smoothly:

32 At the last it biteth like a serpent,

And stingeth like an adder.

33 Thine eyes shall behold strange things,

And thy heart shall utter perverse things.

34 Yea, thou shalt be as he that lieth down in the midst of the sea,

Or as he that lieth upon the top of a mast.

35 They have stricken me, shalt thou say, and I was not hurt;

They have beaten me, and I felt it not:

When shall I awake?

I will seek it yet again.

Proverbs 23:29–35 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

29 Who hath woe? Who hath sorrow? Who contentions? Who complaining? Who wounds without cause? Who redness of eyes? 30 —They that tarry long at the wine; they that go to try mixed wine. 31 Look not upon the wine when it is red, when it sparkleth in the cup, and goeth down smoothly: 32 at the last it biteth like a serpent, and stingeth like an adder. 33 Thine eyes shall behold strange women, and thy heart shall speak froward things; 34 and thou shalt be as he that lieth down in the midst of the sea, and as he that lieth down upon the top of a mast: 35 —’’They have smitten me, and I am not sore; they have beaten me, and I knew it not. When shall I awake? I will seek it yet again.’’

Proverbs 23:29–35 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

29 Who has trouble?

Who has misery?

Who has quarrels?

Who has a complaint?

Who has wounds for no reason?

Who has bloodshot eyes?

30 Those who drink glass after glass of wine

and mix it with everything.

31 Do not look at wine

because it is red,

because it sparkles in the cup,

because it goes down smoothly.

32 Later it bites like a snake

and strikes like a poisonous snake.

33 Your eyes will see strange sights,

and your mouth will say embarrassing things.

34 You will be like someone lying down in the middle of the sea

or like someone lying down on top of a ship’s mast, saying,

35 “They strike me, but I feel no pain.

They beat me, but I’m not aware of it.

Whenever I wake up, I’m going to look for another drink.”

Proverbs 23:29–35 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

29 Who has woe? Who has sorrow?

Who has conflicts? Who has complaints?

Who has wounds for no reason?

Who has red eyes?

30 Those who linger over wine,

those who go looking for mixed wine.

31 Don’t gaze at wine because it is red,

when it gleams in the cup

and goes down smoothly.

32 In the end it bites like a snake

and stings like a viper.

33 Your eyes will see strange things,

and you will say absurd things.

34 You’ll be like someone sleeping out at sea

or lying down on the top of a ship’s mast.

35 “They struck me, but I feel no pain!

They beat me, but I didn’t know it!

When will I wake up?

I’ll look for another drink.”

Proverbs 23:29–35 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

29 Who has woe? Who has sorrow?

Who has strife? Who has complaining?

Who has wounds without cause?

Who has redness of eyes?

30 Those who linger late over wine,

those who keep trying mixed wines.

31 Do not look at wine when it is red,

when it sparkles in the cup

and goes down smoothly.

32 At the last it bites like a serpent,

and stings like an adder.

33 Your eyes will see strange things,

and your mind utter perverse things.

34 You will be like one who lies down in the midst of the sea,

like one who lies on the top of a mast.

35 “They struck me,” you will say, “but I was not hurt;

they beat me, but I did not feel it.

When shall I awake?

I will seek another drink.”

Proverbs 23:29–35 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

29 To whom is woe? To whom is sorrow? To whom are quarrels? To whom is complaint?

To whom are wounds without cause? To whom is redness of the eyes?

30 To those who linger over wine,

to those who come to try mixed wine.

31 Do not look at wine when it is red,

when it sparkles on the cup,

going down smoothly.

32 In the end, it will bite like a serpent,

and it will sting like an adder.

33 Your eyes will see strange things,

and your heart will speak perverse things.

34 And you will be like him who lies down in the heart of the sea,

and like him who lies down on top of a mast.

35 “They struck me; I was not hurt. They beat me; I did not know it.

When I will awake, I will continue; I will seek it again.”

Proverbs 23:29–35 — New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)

29 Who has trouble? Who has sorrow?

Who argues? Who has problems?

Who has wounds for no reason? Who has red eyes?

30 Those who spend too much time with wine.

Or those who like to taste wine that is mixed with spices.

31 Don’t look at wine when it is red.

Don’t look at it when it bubbles in the cup.

And don’t look at it when it goes down smoothly.

32 In the end it bites like a snake.

It bites like a poisonous serpent.

33 Your eyes will see strange sights.

Your mind will imagine weird things.

34 You will feel like someone sleeping on the ocean.

You will think you are lying among the ropes in a boat.

35 “They hit me,” you will say. “But I’m not hurt!

They beat me. But I don’t feel it!

When will I wake up

so I can find another drink?”

Proverbs 23:29–35 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

29 Who has woe? Who has sorrow?

Who has contentions? Who has complaining?

Who has wounds without cause?

Who has redness of eyes?

30 Those who linger long over wine,

Those who go to taste mixed wine.

31 Do not look on the wine when it is red,

When it sparkles in the cup,

When it goes down smoothly;

32 At the last it bites like a serpent

And stings like a viper.

33 Your eyes will see strange things

And your mind will utter perverse things.

34 And you will be like one who lies down in the middle of the sea,

Or like one who lies down on the top of a mast.

35 “They struck me, but I did not become ill;

They beat me, but I did not know it.

When shall I awake?

I will seek another drink.”