Proverbs 21 :17

Proverbs 21 :17 Translations

King James Version (KJV)

He that loves pleasure shall be a poor man: he that loves 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.

Definitions for Proverbs 21 :17

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's Commentary 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 Commentary 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.
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