New American Standard Bible
He who loves pleasure will become a poor man; He who loves wine and oil will not become rich.
King James Bible
He that loveth pleasure shall be a poor man: he that loveth wine and oil shall not be rich.
Darby Bible Translation
He that loveth mirth shall be a poor man; he that loveth wine and oil shall not be rich.
World English Bible
He who loves pleasure shall be a poor man. He who loves wine and oil shall not be rich.
Young's Literal Translation
Whoso is loving mirth is a poor man, Whoso is loving wine and oil maketh no wealth.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Wine and oil - i. e., The costly adjuncts of a princely banquet. The price of oil or precious unguent was about equal to the 300 days' wages of a field laborer Matthew 20:2. Indulgence in such a luxury would thus become the type of all extravagance and excess.
LibraryEpistle Cvi. To Syagrius, Ætherius, virgilius, and Desiderius, Bishops .
To Syagrius, Ætherius, Virgilius, and Desiderius, Bishops  . Gregory to Syagrius of Augustodunum (Autun), Etherius of Lugdunum (Lyons), Virgilius of Aretale (Arles), and Desiderius of Vienna (Vienne), bishops of Gaul. A paribus. Our Head, which is Christ, has to this end willed us to be His members, that through the bond of charity and faith He might make us one body in Himself. And to Him it befits us so to adhere in heart, that, since without Him we can be nothing, through Him we may …
Saint Gregory the Great—the Epistles of Saint Gregory the Great
For the heavy drinker and the glutton will come to poverty, And drowsiness will clothe one with rags.
The wicked is a ransom for the righteous, And the treacherous is in the place of the upright.
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