New International Version
Do not join those who drink too much wine or gorge themselves on meat,
King James Bible
Be not among winebibbers; among riotous eaters of flesh:
Darby Bible Translation
Be not among winebibbers, among riotous eaters of flesh.
World English Bible
Don't be among ones drinking too much wine, or those who gorge themselves on meat:
Young's Literal Translation
Be not thou among quaffers of wine, Among gluttonous ones of flesh,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Be not among winebibbers - There is much of this chapter spent in giving directions concerning eating, drinking, and entertainments in general.
1. he pupil is directed relative to the manner in which he is to conduct himself in his visits to the tables of the rich and great.
2. Relative to the covetous and his intercourse with them. And
3. To public entertainnlents, where there were generally riot and debauch.
The reasons, says Calmet, which induced the wise man to give these directions were,
1. The useless expense.
2. The loss of time.
3. The danger from bad company. And
4. The danger of contracting irregular habits, and of being induced to lead a voluptuous and effeminate life.
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'My son, if thine heart be wise, my heart shall rejoice, even mine. 16. Yea, my reins shall rejoice, when thy lips speak right things. 17. Let not thine heart envy sinners: but be thou in the fear of the Lord all the day long. 18. For surely there is an end; and thine expectation shall not be cut off. 19. Hear thou, my son, and be wise, and guide thine heart in the way. 20. Be not among winebibbers; among riotous eaters of flesh: 21. For the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty: and drowsiness …
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and he then begins to beat his fellow servants and to eat and drink with drunkards.
"Be careful, or your hearts will be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness and the anxieties of life, and that day will close on you suddenly like a trap.
Let us behave decently, as in the daytime, not in carousing and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and debauchery, not in dissension and jealousy.
Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit,
They shall say to the elders, "This son of ours is stubborn and rebellious. He will not obey us. He is a glutton and a drunkard."
Wine is a mocker and beer a brawler; whoever is led astray by them is not wise.
and put a knife to your throat if you are given to gluttony.
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