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

New Living Translation
Let them drink to forget their poverty and remember their troubles no more.

English Standard Version
let them drink and forget their poverty and remember their misery no more.

Berean Study Bible
Let him drink and forget his poverty, and remember his misery no more.

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

New King James Version
Let him drink and forget his poverty, And remember his misery no more.

New American Standard Bible
Let him drink and forget his poverty, And remember his trouble no more.

NASB 1995
Let him drink and forget his poverty And remember his trouble no more.

NASB 1977
Let him drink and forget his poverty, And remember his trouble no more.

Amplified Bible
Let him drink and forget his poverty And no longer remember his trouble.

Christian Standard Bible
Let him drink so that he can forget his poverty and remember his trouble no more.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Let him drink so that he can forget his poverty and remember his trouble no more.

American Standard Version
Let him drink, and forget his poverty, And remember his misery no more.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
That they may drink and they may forget their sorrows, and their miseries would not be remembered anymore.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
that they may forget their poverty, and may not remember their troubles any more.

Contemporary English Version
Let them drink and forget how poor and miserable they feel.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Let them drink, and forget their want, and remember their sorrow no more.

English Revised Version
Let him drink, and forget his poverty, and remember his misery no more.

Good News Translation
Let them drink and forget their poverty and unhappiness.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Such a person drinks and forgets his poverty and does not remember his trouble anymore.

International Standard Version
Let him drink, forget his poverty, and remember his troubles no more.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Let him drink, and forget his poverty, And remember his misery no more.

Literal Standard Version
He drinks, and forgets his poverty, And he does not remember his misery again.

NET Bible
let them drink and forget their poverty, and remember their misery no more.

New Heart English Bible
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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Words of King Lemuel
6Give strong drink to one who is perishing, and wine to the bitter in soul. 7Let him drink and forget his poverty, and remember his misery no more. 8Open your mouth for those with no voice, for the cause of all the dispossessed.…

Cross References
Proverbs 31:6
Give strong drink to one who is perishing, and wine to the bitter in soul.

Proverbs 31:8
Open your mouth for those with no voice, for the cause of all the dispossessed.


Treasury of Scripture

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

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









Verse 7. - Let him drink, and forget his poverty. Ovid, 'Art. Amat.,' 1:237 -

"Vina parant animos, faciuntque caloribus aptos:
Cura fugit multo diluiturque mero.
Tunc veniunt risus; tunc pauper cornua sumit;
Tunc dolor, et curae, rugaque frontis abit."
Thus is shown a way in which the rich can comfort and encourage their poorer brethren, which is a better method of using God's good gifts than by expending them on their own selfish enjoyment.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Let him drink
יִ֭שְׁתֶּה (yiš·teh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 8354: To imbibe

and forget
וְיִשְׁכַּ֣ח (wə·yiš·kaḥ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 7911: To mislay, to be oblivious of, from want of memory, attention

his poverty,
רִישׁ֑וֹ (rî·šōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 7389: Poverty

and remember
יִזְכָּר־ (yiz·kār-)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 2142: To mark, to remember, to mention, to be male

his misery
וַ֝עֲמָל֗וֹ (wa·‘ă·mā·lōw)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 5999: Toil, wearing effort, worry, wheth, of body, mind

no
לֹ֣א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

more.
עֽוֹד׃ (‘ō·wḏ)
Adverb
Strong's 5750: Iteration, continuance, again, repeatedly, still, more


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