Category Archives: 31

Alcohol For The Perishing – Proverbs 31:6

Alcohol For The Perishing
Proverbs 31:6

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

7 Let them drink and forget their poverty
and remember their misery no more.

NIV

PCDC Commentary

Beer and wine can temporarily
relieve the anguish and misery of the poor.
Let them drink in peace.
Bottoms Up!

Alcohol And The Rights Of The Oppressed – Proverbs 31:4-5

Alcohol And The Rights Of The Oppressed
Proverbs 31:4-5

4 It is not for kings, Lemuel—
it is not for kings to drink wine,
not for rulers to crave beer,

5 lest they drink and forget what has been decreed,
and deprive all the oppressed of their rights.

New International Version (NIV)

PCDC Commentary

Leaders should not drink alcohol
to insure that they enforce
the rights of the oppressed.

Vigor Related Immorality 31:2-3

Vigor Related Immorality
Proverbs 31:2-3

2
Listen, my son! Listen, son of my womb!
Listen, my son, the answer to my prayers!
3
Do not spend your strength on women,
your vigor on those who ruin kings.

PCdc Commentary

Many a politician has resigned for vigor related immorality.
Countless marriages have been destroyed by it.
Spend your strength on something more virtuous than sexual immorality.
Spend your strength on the Kingdom of God.

A Proverb Of King Lemuel 31:1

A Proverb Of King Lemuel
Proverbs 31:1

The sayings of King Lemuel:
an inspired utterance his mother taught him.

PCdc Commentary

Chapter 31 is a proverb from King Lemuel, not King Solomon.
King Lemuel attributes it to his mother.
It specifically states that it is an inspired utterance.