New International Version
Wine is a mocker and beer a brawler; whoever is led astray by them is not wise.
King James Bible
Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.
Darby Bible Translation
Wine is a scorner, strong drink is raging; and whoso erreth thereby is not wise.
World English Bible
Wine is a mocker, and beer is a brawler. Whoever is led astray by them is not wise.
Young's Literal Translation
Wine is a scorner -- strong drink is noisy, And any going astray in it is not wise.
Proverbs 20:1 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Wine is a mocker - It deceives by its fragrance, intoxicates by its strength, and renders the intoxicated ridiculous.
Strong drink - שכר shechar, any strong fermented liquor, whether of the vine, date, or palm species.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Isaiah 28:7 And these also reel with wine and stagger from strong drink: The priest and the prophet reel with strong drink, They are confused by wine, they stagger from strong drink; They reel while having visions, They totter when rendering judgment.
LibraryBread and Gravel
'"Bread of deceit" is sweet to a man; but afterwards his mouth shall be filled with gravel.'--PROVERBS xx. 17. 'Bread of deceit' is a somewhat ambiguous phrase, which may mean either of two things, and perhaps means both. It may either mean any good obtained by deceit, or good which deceives in its possession. In the former signification it would appear to have reference primarily to unjustly gotten gain, while in the latter it has a wider meaning and applies to all the worthless treasures and lying …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
The Sluggard's Reproof
The Tears of the Penitent.
How the Slothful and the Hasty are to be Admonished.
Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit,
When he drank some of its wine, he became drunk and lay uncovered inside his tent.
"You and your sons are not to drink wine or other fermented drink whenever you go into the tent of meeting, or you will die. This is a lasting ordinance for the generations to come,
1 Samuel 25:36
When Abigail went to Nabal, he was in the house holding a banquet like that of a king. He was in high spirits and very drunk. So she told him nothing at all until daybreak.
2 Samuel 11:13
At David's invitation, he ate and drank with him, and David made him drunk. But in the evening Uriah went out to sleep on his mat among his master's servants; he did not go home.
1 Kings 20:16
They set out at noon while Ben-Hadad and the 32 kings allied with him were in their tents getting drunk.
Do not join those who drink too much wine or gorge themselves on meat,
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