Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whoever is deceived thereby is not wise.
The working man's capital is health, not wealth. It does not consist in landed property, but in sinew and muscle; and if he persist in the use of intoxicating liquors they will strike at the very root of his capital — a sound physical constitution. After this is lost he becomes unfit for the workshop, for no master will employ a man who wants capital. He has then to repair to the poorhouse or infirmary.
Parallel VersesKJV: Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.