Proverbs 20:1
Modern Translations
New International Version
Wine is a mocker and beer a brawler; whoever is led astray by them is not wise.

New Living Translation
Wine produces mockers; alcohol leads to brawls. Those led astray by drink cannot be wise.

English Standard Version
Wine is a mocker, strong drink a brawler, and whoever is led astray by it is not wise.

Berean Study Bible
Wine is a mocker, strong drink is a brawler, and whoever is led astray by them is not wise.

New American Standard Bible
Wine is a mocker, intoxicating drink a brawler, And whoever is intoxicated by it is not wise.

NASB 1995
Wine is a mocker, strong drink a brawler, And whoever is intoxicated by it is not wise.

NASB 1977
Wine is a mocker, strong drink a brawler, And whoever is intoxicated by it is not wise.

Amplified Bible
Wine is a mocker, strong drink a riotous brawler; And whoever is intoxicated by it is not wise.

Christian Standard Bible
Wine is a mocker, beer is a brawler; whoever goes astray because of them is not wise.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Wine is a mocker, beer is a brawler, and whoever staggers because of them is not wise.

Contemporary English Version
It isn't smart to get drunk! Drinking makes a fool of you and leads to fights.

Good News Translation
Drinking too much makes you loud and foolish. It's stupid to get drunk.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Wine [makes people] mock, liquor [makes them] noisy, and everyone under their influence is unwise.

International Standard Version
Wine causes mocking, and beer causes fights; everyone led astray by them lacks wisdom.

NET Bible
Wine is a mocker and strong drink is a brawler; whoever goes astray by them is not wise.
Classic Translations
King James Bible
Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.

New King James Version
Wine is a mocker, Strong drink is a brawler, And whoever is led astray by it is not wise.

King James 2000 Bible
Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.

New Heart English Bible
Wine is a mocker, and beer is a brawler. Whoever is led astray by them is not wise.

World English Bible
Wine is a mocker, and beer is a brawler. Whoever is led astray by them is not wise.

American King James Version
Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whoever is deceived thereby is not wise.

American Standard Version
Wine is a mocker, strong drink a brawler; And whosoever erreth thereby is not wise.

A Faithful Version
Wine is a mocker; strong drink is raging, and whoever is deceived by it is not wise.

Darby Bible Translation
Wine is a scorner, strong drink is raging; and whoso erreth thereby is not wise.

English Revised Version
Wine is a mocker, strong drink a brawler; and whosoever erreth thereby is not wise.

Webster's Bible Translation
Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whoever is deceived by it is not wise.

Early Modern
Geneva Bible of 1587
Wine is a mocker and strong drinke is raging: and whosoeuer is deceiued thereby, is not wise.

Bishops' Bible of 1568
Wine maketh a man to be scornefull, & strong drinke causeth a man to be vnquiet: who so delighteth therin shall not be wyse.

Coverdale Bible of 1535
Wyne is a voluptuous thinge, & drockennes causeth sedicion: who so delyteth therin, shal neuer be wyse.
Literal Translations
Literal Standard Version
Wine [is] a scorner—strong drink [is] noisy, "" And any going astray in it is not wise.

Young's Literal Translation
Wine is a scorner -- strong drink is noisy, And any going astray in it is not wise.

Smith's Literal Translation
Wine is mocking, strong drink is noisy: and every one going astray by it will not be wise.

Catholic Translations
Douay-Rheims Bible
Wine is a luxurious thing, and drunkenness riotous: whosoever is delighted therewith shell not be wise.

Catholic Public Domain Version
It is a luxurious thing, wine, and inebriation is tumultuous. Anyone who is delighted by this will not be wise.

Translations from Aramaic
Peshitta Holy Bible Translated
Wine is strong and drunkenness is disgraceful, and no one that is excessive in it is wise.

Lamsa Bible
WINE is grievous, drunkenness is shameful; and whosoever drinks excessively is not wise.

OT Translations
JPS Tanakh 1917
Wine is a mocker, strong drink is riotous; And whosoever reeleth thereby is not wise.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Wine is an intemperate thing, and strong drink full of violence: but every fool is entangled with them.








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