Proverbs 23:31
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New International Version
Do not gaze at wine when it is red, when it sparkles in the cup, when it goes down smoothly!

New Living Translation
Don't gaze at the wine, seeing how red it is, how it sparkles in the cup, how smoothly it goes down.

English Standard Version
Do not look at wine when it is red, when it sparkles in the cup and goes down smoothly.

New American Standard Bible
Do not look on the wine when it is red, When it sparkles in the cup, When it goes down smoothly;

King James Bible
Look not thou upon the wine when it is red, when it giveth his colour in the cup, when it moveth itself aright.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Don't gaze at wine because it is red, when it gleams in the cup and goes down smoothly.

International Standard Version
Don't stare into red wine, when it sparkles in the cup and goes down smoothly.

NET Bible
Do not look on the wine when it is red, when it sparkles in the cup, when it goes down smoothly.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Do not fix your eyes on the cup, with the wine seller, whose eye is red, but meditate on righteousness.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Do not look at wine because it is red, because it sparkles in the cup, because it goes down smoothly.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Look not thou upon the wine when it is red, When it giveth its colour in the cup, When it glideth down smoothly;

New American Standard 1977
Do not look on the wine when it is red,
            When it sparkles in the cup,
            When it goes down smoothly;

Jubilee Bible 2000
Do not look upon the wine when it is red, when it gives its colour in the cup, it goes down smoothly.

King James 2000 Bible
Look not you upon the wine when it is red, when it gives its color in the cup, when it moves itself aright.

American King James Version
Look not you on the wine when it is red, when it gives his color in the cup, when it moves itself aright.

American Standard Version
Look not thou upon the wine when it is red, When it sparkleth in the cup, When it goeth down smoothly:

Douay-Rheims Bible
Look not upon the wine when it is yellow, when the colour thereof shineth in the glass: it goeth in pleasantly,

Darby Bible Translation
Look not upon the wine when it is red, when it sparkleth in the cup, and goeth down smoothly:

English Revised Version
Look not thou upon the wine when it is red, when it giveth its colour in the cup, when it goeth down smoothly.

Webster's Bible Translation
Look not thou upon the wine when it is red, when it giveth its color in the cup, when it moveth itself aright.

World English Bible
Don't look at the wine when it is red, when it sparkles in the cup, when it goes down smoothly.

Young's Literal Translation
See not wine when it showeth itself red, When it giveth in the cup its colour, It goeth up and down through the upright.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
23:29-35 Solomon warns against drunkenness. Those that would be kept from sin, must keep from all the beginnings of it, and fear coming within reach of its allurements. Foresee the punishment, what it will at last end in, if repentance prevent not. It makes men quarrel. Drunkards wilfully make woe and sorrow for themselves. It makes men impure and insolent. The tongue grows unruly; the heart utters things contrary to reason, religion, and common civility. It stupifies and besots men. They are in danger of death, of damnation; as much exposed as if they slept upon the top of a mast, yet feel secure. They fear no peril when the terrors of the Lord are before them; they feel no pain when the judgments of God are actually upon them. So lost is a drunkard to virtue and honour, so wretchedly is his conscience seared, that he is not ashamed to say, I will seek it again. With good reason we were bid to stop before the beginning. Who that has common sense would contract a habit, or sell himself to a sin, which tends to such guilt and misery, and exposes a man every day to the danger of dying insensible, and awaking in hell? Wisdom seems in these chapters to take up the discourse as at the beginning of the book. They must be considered as the words of Christ to the sinner.
Study Bible
Consider Diligently what is Before You
30Those who linger long over wine, Those who go to taste mixed wine. 31Do not look on the wine when it is red, When it sparkles in the cup, When it goes down smoothly; 32At the last it bites like a serpent And stings like a viper.…
Cross References
Ephesians 5:18
Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to reckless indiscretion. Instead, be filled with the Spirit.

Song of Solomon 7:9
And your mouth like the best wine!" "It goes down smoothly for my beloved, Flowing gently through the lips of those who fall asleep.
Treasury of Scripture

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