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Proverbs 21:17

    Proverbs 21:17 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    He that loveth pleasure shall be a poor man: he that loveth wine and oil shall not be rich.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    He that loves pleasure shall be a poor man: he that loves wine and oil shall not be rich.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    He that loveth pleasure shall be a poor man: He that loveth wine and oil shall not be rich.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The lover of pleasure will be a poor man: the lover of wine and oil will not get wealth.

    Webster's Revision

    He that loveth pleasure shall be a poor man: He that loveth wine and oil shall not be rich.

    World English Bible

    He who loves pleasure shall be a poor man. He who loves wine and oil shall not be rich.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    He that loveth pleasure shall be a poor man: he that loveth wine and oil shall not be rich.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 21:17

    He that loveth pleasure - That follows gaming, fowling, hunting, coursing, etc., when he should be attending to the culture of the fields, shall be a poor man; and, I may safely add, shall be so deservedly poor, as to have none to pity him.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 21:17

    Wine and oil - i. e., The costly adjuncts of a princely banquet. The price of oil or precious unguent was about equal to the 300 days' wages of a field laborer Matthew 20:2. Indulgence in such a luxury would thus become the type of all extravagance and excess.

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 21:17

    21:17 Wine and oil - Delicious fare and luxurious feasting. Wine and oil were much used in feasts in those parts.