New International Version
for drunkards and gluttons become poor, and drowsiness clothes them in rags.
King James Bible
For the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty: and drowsiness shall clothe a man with rags.
Darby Bible Translation
For the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty; and drowsiness clotheth with rags.
World English Bible
for the drunkard and the glutton shall become poor; and drowsiness clothes them in rags.
Young's Literal Translation
For the quaffer and glutton become poor, And drowsiness clotheth with rags.
Proverbs 23:21 Parallel
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 …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Three Important Precepts
The Comforts Belonging to Mourners
Of Internal Acts
The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, 'Here is a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners.' But wisdom is proved right by her deeds."
A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest--
and poverty will come on you like a thief and scarcity like an armed man.
Whoever loves pleasure will become poor; whoever loves wine and olive oil will never be rich.
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