Proverbs 31:7
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New International Version
Let them drink and forget their poverty and remember their misery no more.

King James Bible
Let him drink, and forget his poverty, and remember his misery no more.

Darby Bible Translation
let him drink, and forget his poverty, and remember his misery no more.

World English Bible
Let him drink, and forget his poverty, and remember his misery no more.

Young's Literal Translation
He drinketh, and forgetteth his poverty, And his misery he remembereth not again.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Give strong drink unto him that is ready to perish - We have already seen, that inebriating drinks were mercifully given to condemned criminals, to render them less sensible of the torture they endured in dying. This is what was offered to our Lord; but he refused it. See note on Psalm 104:15.

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Ephesians 5:18 And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;

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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
Proverbs 31:6
Let beer be for those who are perishing, wine for those who are in anguish!

Proverbs 31:8
Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute.

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