Proverbs 31:5
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King James Version
Lest they drink, and forget the law, and pervert the judgment of any of the afflicted.

Darby Bible Translation
lest they drink And forget the law, And pervert the judgment of any of the children of affliction.

World English Bible
lest they drink, and forget the law, and pervert the justice due to anyone who is afflicted.

Young's Literal Translation
Lest he drink, and forget the decree, And change the judgment of any of the sons of affliction.

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King James Translators' Notes

prevert: Heb. alter

of any...: Heb. of all the sons of affliction

Geneva Study Bible

Lest they drink, and forget the law, and pervert the judgment of any of the afflicted.Proverbs 31:5 Parallel Commentaries

Library
Of the Practice of Piety in Fasting.
There are divers kinds of fasting--First, A constrained fast, as when men either have not food to eat, as in the famine of Samaria (2 Kings vi. 25;) or, having food, cannot eat it for heaviness or sickness, as it befel them who were in the ship with St. Paul (Acts xxvii. 33.) This is rather famine than fasting. Secondly, A natural fast, which we undertake physically, for the health of our body. Thirdly, A civil fast, which the magistrate enjoins for the better maintenance of the commonwealth. Fourthly,
Lewis Bayly—The Practice of Piety

Proverbs
Many specimens of the so-called Wisdom Literature are preserved for us in the book of Proverbs, for its contents are by no means confined to what we call proverbs. The first nine chapters constitute a continuous discourse, almost in the manner of a sermon; and of the last two chapters, ch. xxx. is largely made up of enigmas, and xxxi. is in part a description of the good housewife. All, however, are rightly subsumed under the idea of wisdom, which to the Hebrew had always moral relations. The Hebrew
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Exodus 23:6
Thou shalt not wrest the judgment of thy poor in his cause.

Leviticus 10:9
Do not drink wine nor strong drink, thou, nor thy sons with thee, when ye go into the tabernacle of the congregation, lest ye die: it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations:

Deuteronomy 16:19
Thou shalt not wrest judgment; thou shalt not respect persons, neither take a gift: for a gift doth blind the eyes of the wise, and pervert the words of the righteous.

1 Kings 20:12
And it came to pass, when Benhadad heard this message, as he was drinking, he and the kings in the pavilions, that he said unto his servants, Set yourselves in array. And they set themselves in array against the city.

Proverbs 17:15
He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, even they both are abomination to the LORD.

Proverbs 18:5
It is not good to accept the person of the wicked, to overthrow the righteous in judgment.

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