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Proverbs 23:29–32

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.

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Proverbs 23:29–32 — 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.

Proverbs 23:29–32 — English Standard Version (ESV)

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 tarry long over wine;

those who go to try mixed 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 bites like a serpent

and stings like an adder.

Proverbs 23:29–32 — 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.

Proverbs 23:29–32 — 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.

Proverbs 23:29–32 — 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.

Proverbs 23:29–32 — American Standard Version (ASV)

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.

Proverbs 23:29–32 — 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.

Proverbs 23:29–32 — 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. 

Proverbs 23:29–32 — 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.

Proverbs 23:29–32 — 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.

Proverbs 23:29–32 — 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.

Proverbs 23:29–32 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (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.

Proverbs 23:29–32 — 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.


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