Proverbs 31:4

It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine; nor for princes strong drink:
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George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
Give. Septuagint, "Do all with counsel. By advice drink wine. Lords are inclined to anger; let them not drink wine. "(Haydock) Solomon took this advice, Ecclesiastes ii. 3.


AD 420
The wine of the flesh does not cheer the heart of man but overpowers it and produces madness; it is written, in fact, that it is not for kings to drink wine. The apostle, too, writes that it is good not to eat meat and not to drink wine; yet we are told that wine gladdens the heart of man. This means, however, spiritual wine, by which, if one drinks, he immediately becomes inebriated. Homilies on the Psalms (Psalm ).

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation - 2 Peter 1:20

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