Proverbs 31:5
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New International Version
lest they drink and forget what has been decreed, and deprive all the oppressed of their rights.

King James Bible
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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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Lest they drink, and forget the law - When they should be administering justice, they are found incapable of it; or, if they go into the judgment-seat, may pervert justice.

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Habakkuk 2:5 Yes also, because he transgresses by wine, he is a proud man, neither keeps at home, who enlarges his desire as hell, and is as death...

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The Gospel Cordial
A Sermon (No. 3236) published on Thursday, February 9th, 1911 delivered by C.H. Spurgeon at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington. on Lord's Day Evening, September 20th, 1863. "Give strong drink unto him that is ready to perish, and wine unto those that be of heavy hearts. Let him drink, and forget his poverty, and remember his misery no more."--Proverbs 31:6, 7. These somewhat singular sentences were spoken by the mother of Lemuel to her son, who was probably Solomon. She had already said to him,
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs

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
"Do not deny justice to your poor people in their lawsuits.

Leviticus 10:9
"You and your sons are not to drink wine or other fermented drink whenever you go into the tent of meeting, or you will die. This is a lasting ordinance for the generations to come,

Deuteronomy 16:19
Do not pervert justice or show partiality. Do not accept a bribe, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and twists the words of the innocent.

1 Kings 20:12
Ben-Hadad heard this message while he and the kings were drinking in their tents, and he ordered his men: "Prepare to attack." So they prepared to attack the city.

Proverbs 17:15
Acquitting the guilty and condemning the innocent-- the LORD detests them both.

Proverbs 18:5
It is not good to be partial to the wicked and so deprive the innocent of justice.

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