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Drinking too much makes you loud and foolish. It's stupid to get drunk.
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Wine is a luxurious thing, and drunkenness riotous: whosoever is delighted therewith, shall not be wise.
ContextWine is a Mocker
1Wine is a luxurious thing, and drunkenness riotous: whosoever is delighted therewith, shall not be wise.2As the roaring of a lion, so also is the dread of a king: he that provoketh him, sinneth against his own soul.…
And be not drunk with wine, wherein is luxury: but be ye filled with the Holy Spirit,
And drinking of the wine was made drunk, and was uncovered in his tent.
You shall not drink wine nor any thing that may make drunk, thou nor thy sons, when you enter into the tabernacle of the testimony, lest you die. Because it is an everlasting precept; through your generations:
1 Samuel 25:36
And Abigail came to Nabal: and behold he had a feast in his house, like the feast of a king: and Nabal's heart was merry, for he was very drunk: and she told him nothing less or more until morning.
2 Samuel 11:13
And David called him to eat and to drink before him, and he made him drunk: and he went out in the evening, and slept on his couch with the servants of his lord, and went not down into his house.
1 Kings 20:16
And they went out at noon. But Benadad was drinking himself drunk in his pavilion, and the two and thirty kings with him, who were come to help him.
Be not in the feasts of great drinkers, nor in their revellings, who contribute flesh to eat:
Who hath woe? whose father hath woe? who hath contentions? who falls into pits? who hath wounds without cause? who hath redness of eyes?
Surely they that pass their time in wine, and study to drink off their cups.
But in the end, it will bite like a snake, and will spread abroad poison like a basilisk.
Give not to kings, O Lamuel, give not wine to kings: because there is no secret where drunkenness reigneth:
Woe to you that are mighty to drink wine, and stout men at drunkenness.
But these also have been ignorant through wine, and through drunkenness have erred: the priest and the prophet have been ignorant through drunkenness, they are swallowed up with wine, they have gone astray in drunkenness, they have not known him that seeth, they have been ignorant of judgment.
Come, let us take wine, and be filled with drunkenness: and it shall be as to day, so also to morrow, and much more.
Fornication, and wine, and drunkenness, take away the understanding.
And as wine deceiveth him that drinketh it: so shall the proud man be, and he shall not be honoured: who hath enlarged his desire like hell: and is himself like death, and he is never satisfied: but will gather together unto him all nations, and heap together unto him all people.
Additional TranslationsWine is a mocker, strong drink is a brawler, and whoever is led astray by them is not wise.Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whoever is deceived thereby is not wise.
Wine is a mocker, strong drink a brawler; And whosoever erreth thereby is not wise.
Wine is an intemperate thing, and strong drink full of violence: but every fool is entangled with them.
Wine is a scorner, strong drink is raging; and whoso erreth thereby is not wise.
Wine is a mocker, strong drink a brawler; and whosoever erreth thereby is not wise.
Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whoever is deceived by it is not wise.
Wine is a mocker, and beer is a brawler. Whoever is led astray by them is not wise.
Wine is a scorner -- strong drink is noisy, And any going astray in it is not wise.
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