Proverbs 20 :1

Proverbs 20 :1 Translations

King James Version (KJV)

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

American King James Version (AKJV)

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

American Standard Version (ASV)

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

Basic English Translation (BBE)

Wine makes men foolish, and strong drink makes men come to blows; and whoever comes into error through these is not wise.

Webster's Revision

Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whoever is deceived by it is not wise.

World English Bible

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

English Revised Version (ERV)

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

Definitions for Proverbs 20 :1

Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 20 :1

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.

Barnes' Commentary on Proverbs 20 :1

"Wine" and "strong drink" are personified as themselves doing what they make men do. The latter (see Leviticus 10:9 note) is here, probably, the "palm-wine" of Syria.

Wesley's Commentary on Proverbs 20 :1

20:1 A mocker - Wine immoderately drunk makes men mockers. Raging - Makes men full of rage.
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