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Proverbs 31:6–7

Give strong drink to the one who nis perishing,

and wine to othose in bitter distress;2

plet them drink and forget their poverty

and remember their misery no more.

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Proverbs 31:6–7 — The New International Version (NIV)

Let beer be for those who are perishing,

wine for those who are in anguish!

Let them drink and forget their poverty

and remember their misery no more.

Proverbs 31:6–7 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

Give strong drink unto him that is ready to perish,

And wine unto those that be of heavy hearts.

Let him drink, and forget his poverty,

And remember his misery no more.

Proverbs 31:6–7 — New Living Translation (NLT)

Alcohol is for the dying,

and wine for those in bitter distress.

Let them drink to forget their poverty

and remember their troubles no more.

Proverbs 31:6–7 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

Give strong drink to him who is perishing,

And wine to those who are bitter of heart.

Let him drink and forget his poverty,

And remember his misery no more.

Proverbs 31:6–7 — New Century Version (NCV)

Give beer to people who are dying

and wine to those who are sad.

Let them drink and forget their need

and remember their misery no more.

Proverbs 31:6–7 — American Standard Version (ASV)

Give strong drink unto him that is ready to perish,

And wine unto the bitter in soul:

Let him drink, and forget his poverty,

And remember his misery no more.

Proverbs 31:6–7 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

Give strong drink unto him that is ready to perish, and wine unto the bitter of soul: let him drink, and forget his poverty, and remember his misery no more.

Proverbs 31:6–7 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

Give liquor to a person who is dying 

and wine to one who feels resentful. 

Such a person drinks 

and forgets his poverty 

and does not remember his trouble anymore. 

Proverbs 31:6–7 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Give beer to one who is dying

and wine to one whose life is bitter.

Let him drink so that he can forget his poverty

and remember his trouble no more.

Proverbs 31:6–7 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Give strong drink to one who is perishing,

and wine to those in bitter distress;

let them drink and forget their poverty,

and remember their misery no more.

Proverbs 31:6–7 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

Give strong drink to him who is perishing,

and wine to those in bitter distress.

He will drink and forget his poverty,

and his misery he will not remember any more.

Proverbs 31:6–7 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

Give beer to those who are dying.

Give wine to those who are sad and troubled.

Let them drink and forget how poor they are.

Let them forget their suffering.

Proverbs 31:6–7 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

Give strong drink to him who is perishing,

And wine to him whose life is bitter.

Let him drink and forget his poverty

And remember his trouble no more.