Proverbs 31:3
Verse (Click for Chapter)
New International Version
Do not spend your strength on women, your vigor on those who ruin kings.

New Living Translation
do not waste your strength on women, on those who ruin kings.

English Standard Version
Do not give your strength to women, your ways to those who destroy kings.

New American Standard Bible
Do not give your strength to women, Or your ways to that which destroys kings.

King James Bible
Give not thy strength unto women, nor thy ways to that which destroyeth kings.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Don't spend your energy on women or your efforts on those who destroy kings.

International Standard Version
Never devote all your energy to sex, or dedicate your life to destroying kings.

NET Bible
Do not give your strength to women, nor your ways to that which ruins kings.

New Heart English Bible
Do not give your strength to women, nor your ways to that which destroys kings.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Do not give your strength to women and your ways for the provisions of Kings

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Don't give your strength to women or your power to those who ruin kings.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Give not thy strength unto women, Nor thy ways to that which destroyeth kings.

New American Standard 1977
Do not give your strength to women,
            Or your ways to that which destroys kings.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Do not give thy strength nor thy ways unto the women who destroy kings.

King James 2000 Bible
Give not your strength unto women, nor your ways to that which destroys kings.

American King James Version
Give not your strength to women, nor your ways to that which destroys kings.

American Standard Version
Give not thy strength unto women, Nor thy ways to that which destroyeth kings.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Give not thy substance to women, and thy riches to destroy kings.

Darby Bible Translation
Give not thy strength unto women, nor thy ways to them that destroy kings.

English Revised Version
Give not thy strength unto women, nor thy ways to that which destroyeth kings.

Webster's Bible Translation
Give not thy strength to women, nor thy ways to that which destroyeth kings.

World English Bible
Don't give your strength to women, nor your ways to that which destroys kings.

Young's Literal Translation
Give not to women thy strength, And thy ways to wiping away of kings.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
31:1-9 When children are under the mother's eye, she has an opportunity of fashioning their minds aright. Those who are grown up, should often call to mind the good teaching they received when children. The many awful instances of promising characters who have been ruined by vile women, and love of wine, should warn every one to avoid these evils. Wine is to be used for want or medicine. Every creature of God is good, and wine, though abused, has its use. By the same rule, due praise and consolation should be used as cordials to the dejected and tempted, not administered to the confident and self-sufficient. All in authority should be more carefully temperate even than other men; and should be protectors of those who are unable or afraid to plead their own cause. Our blessed Lord did not decline the bitterest dregs of the cup of sorrow put into his hands; but he puts the cup of consolation into the hands of his people, and causes those to rejoice who are in the deepest distress.
Study Bible
The Words of King Lemuel
2What, O my son? And what, O son of my womb? And what, O son of my vows? 3Do not give your strength to women, Or your ways to that which destroys kings. 4It is not for kings, O Lemuel, It is not for kings to drink wine, Or for rulers to desire strong drink,…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 17:17
"He shall not multiply wives for himself, or else his heart will turn away; nor shall he greatly increase silver and gold for himself.

1 Kings 11:1
Now King Solomon loved many foreign women along with the daughter of Pharaoh: Moabite, Ammonite, Edomite, Sidonian, and Hittite women,

Nehemiah 13:26
"Did not Solomon king of Israel sin regarding these things? Yet among the many nations there was no king like him, and he was loved by his God, and God made him king over all Israel; nevertheless the foreign women caused even him to sin.

Proverbs 5:9
Or you will give your vigor to others And your years to the cruel one;
Treasury of Scripture

Give not your strength to women, nor your ways to that which destroys kings.

strength

Proverbs 5:9-11 Lest you give your honor to others, and your years to the cruel…

Proverbs 7:26,27 For she has cast down many wounded: yes, many strong men have been …

Hosea 4:11 Prostitution and wine and new wine take away the heart.

to that

Deuteronomy 17:17 Neither shall he multiply wives to himself, that his heart turn not …

Nehemiah 13:26 Did not Solomon king of Israel sin by these things? yet among many …

Jump to Previous
Destroy Destroyeth Destroys Destruction Kings Ruin Spend Strength Vigor Ways Wiping Women
Jump to Next
Destroy Destroyeth Destroys Destruction Kings Ruin Spend Strength Vigor Ways Wiping Women
Links
Proverbs 31:3 NIV
Proverbs 31:3 NLT
Proverbs 31:3 ESV
Proverbs 31:3 NASB
Proverbs 31:3 KJV

Proverbs 31:3 Biblia Paralela
Proverbs 31:3 Chinese Bible
Proverbs 31:3 French Bible
Proverbs 31:3 German Bible

Alphabetical: destroys do give kings not on Or ruin spend strength that those to vigor ways which who women your

OT Poetry: Proverbs 31:3 Don't give your strength to women (Prov. Pro Pr) Christian Bible Study Resources, Dictionary, Concordance and Search Tools
Proverbs 31:2
Top of Page
Top of Page