Proverbs 31:6
Text Analysis
5414 [e]תְּנוּ־
7941 [e]שֵׁכָ֣ר
strong drinkN-ms
6 [e]לְאוֹבֵ֑ד
to him who is perishingPrep-l | V-Qal-Prtcpl-ms
3196 [e]וְ֝יַיִן
and wineConj-w | N-ms
4751 [e]לְמָ֣רֵי
to those who are bitterPrep-l | Adj-mpc
5315 [e]נָֽפֶשׁ׃
of heartN-fs

Hebrew Texts
משלי 31:6 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
תְּנוּ־שֵׁכָ֣ר לְאֹובֵ֑ד וְ֝יַיִן לְמָ֣רֵי נָֽפֶשׁ׃

משלי 31:6 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
תנו־שכר לאובד ויין למרי נפש׃

משלי 31:6 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
תנו־שכר לאובד ויין למרי נפש׃

משלי 31:6 Hebrew Bible
תנו שכר לאובד ויין למרי נפש׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
Give strong drink to him who is perishing, And wine to him whose life is bitter.

King James Bible
Give strong drink unto him that is ready to perish, and wine unto those that be of heavy hearts.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Give beer to one who is dying and wine to one whose life is bitter.
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