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.
Darby Bible Translation
Look not upon the wine when it is red, when it sparkleth in the cup, and goeth down smoothly:
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.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
His color - literally, "its eye," the clear brightness, or the beaded bubbles on which the wine drinker looks with complacency.
It moveth itself aright - The Hebrew word describes the pellucid stream flowing pleasantly from the wineskin or jug into the goblet or the throat (compare Sol 7:9), rather than a sparkling wine.
LibraryThe Portrait of a Drunkyard
'Who hath woe? who hath sorrow? who hath contentions? who hath babbling? who hath wounds without cause? who hath redness of eyes? 30. They that tarry long at the wine; they that go to seek mixed wine. 31. Look not thou upon the wine when it is red, when it giveth his colour in the cup, when it moveth itself aright. 32. At the last it biteth like a serpent, and stingeth like an adder. 33. Thine eyes shall behold strange women, and thine heart shall utter perverse things. 34. Yea, thou shalt be as …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
The Heart: a Gift for God
A Sermon on a Text not Found in the Bible.
And do not get drunk with wine, for that is dissipation, but 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.
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