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Proverbs 23:20

    Proverbs 23:20 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Be not among winebibbers; among riotous eaters of flesh:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Be not among winebibbers; among riotous eaters of flesh:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Be not among winebibbers, Among gluttonous eaters of flesh:

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Do not be among those who give themselves to wine-drinking, or among those who make themselves full with meat:

    Webster's Revision

    Be not among winebibbers, Among gluttonous eaters of flesh:

    World English Bible

    Don't be among ones drinking too much wine, or those who gorge themselves on meat:

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Be not among winebibbers; among gluttonous eaters of flesh:

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 23:20

    Be not among winebibbers - There is much of this chapter spent in giving directions concerning eating, drinking, and entertainments in general.

    1. he pupil is directed relative to the manner in which he is to conduct himself in his visits to the tables of the rich and great.

    2. Relative to the covetous and his intercourse with them. And

    3. To public entertainnlents, where there were generally riot and debauch.

    The reasons, says Calmet, which induced the wise man to give these directions were,

    1. The useless expense.

    2. The loss of time.

    3. The danger from bad company. And

    4. The danger of contracting irregular habits, and of being induced to lead a voluptuous and effeminate life.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 23:20

    Riotous eaters of flesh - The word is the same as "glutton" in Proverbs 23:21 and Deuteronomy 21:20.