Proverbs 31:6
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King James Version
Give strong drink unto him that is ready to perish, and wine unto those that be of heavy hearts.

Darby Bible Translation
Give strong drink unto him that is ready to perish, and wine unto the bitter of soul:

World English Bible
Give strong drink to him who is ready to perish; and wine to the bitter in soul:

Young's Literal Translation
Give strong drink to the perishing, And wine to the bitter in soul,

Proverbs 31:6 Parallel
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King James Translators' Notes

of...: Heb. bitter of soul

Geneva Study Bible

Give strong drink unto him that is ready to perish, and wine unto those that be of heavy hearts.Proverbs 31:6 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
Job 3:20
Wherefore is light given to him that is in misery, and life unto the bitter in soul;

Job 29:13
The blessing of him that was ready to perish came upon me: and I caused the widow's heart to sing for joy.

Psalm 104:15
And wine that maketh glad the heart of man, and oil to make his face to shine, and bread which strengtheneth man's heart.

Proverbs 31:7
Let him drink, and forget his poverty, and remember his misery no more.

Isaiah 38:15
What shall I say? he hath both spoken unto me, and himself hath done it: I shall go softly all my years in the bitterness of my soul.

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