English Standard Version
Be not among drunkards or among gluttonous eaters of meat,
King James Bible
Be not among winebibbers; among riotous eaters of flesh:
American Standard Version
Be not among winebibbers, Among gluttonous eaters of flesh:
Be not in the feasts of great drinkers, nor in their revellings, who contribute flesh to eat:
English Revised Version
Be not among winebibbers; among gluttonous eaters of flesh:
Webster's Bible Translation
Be not among wine-bibbers; among riotous eaters of flesh:
Proverbs 23:20 Parallel
CommentaryKeil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament
13 Withhold not correction from the child;
For thou will beat him with the rod, and he will not die.
14 Thou beatest him with the rod,
And with it deliverest his soul from hell.
The exhortation, 13a, presupposes that education by word and deed is a duty devolving on the father and the teacher with regard to the child. In 13b, כּי is in any case the relative conjunction. The conclusion does not mean: so will he not fall under death (destruction), as Luther also would have it, after Deuteronomy 19:21, for this thought certainly follows Proverbs 23:14; nor after Proverbs 19:18 : so may the stroke not be one whereof he dies, for then the author ought to have written אל־תּמיתנּוּ; but: he will not die of it, i.e., only strike if he has deserved it, thou needest not fear; the bitter medicine will be beneficial to him, not deadly. The אתּה standing before the double clause, Proverbs 23:14, means that he who administers corporal chastisement to the child, saves him spiritually; for שׁאול does not refer to death in general, but to death falling upon a man before his time, and in his sins, vid., Proverbs 15:24, cf. Proverbs 8:26.
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and begins to beat his fellow servants and eats and drinks with drunkards,
"But watch yourselves lest your hearts be weighed down with dissipation and drunkenness and cares of this life, and that day come upon you suddenly like a trap.
Let us walk properly as in the daytime, not in orgies and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and sensuality, not in quarreling and jealousy.
And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit,
and they shall say to the elders of his city, 'This our son is stubborn and rebellious; he will not obey our voice; he is a glutton and a drunkard.'
Wine is a mocker, strong drink a brawler, and whoever is led astray by it is not wise.
and put a knife to your throat if you are given to appetite.
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