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Proverbs 4:17

    Proverbs 4:17 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    For they eat the bread of wickedness, and drink the wine of violence.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    For they eat the bread of wickedness, and drink the wine of violence.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    For they eat the bread of wickedness, And drink the wine of violence.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The bread of evil-doing is their food, the wine of violent acts their drink.

    Webster's Revision

    For they eat the bread of wickedness, And drink the wine of violence.

    World English Bible

    For they eat the bread of wickedness, and drink the wine of violence.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    For they eat the bread of wickedness, and drink the wine of violence.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 4:17

    For they eat the bread of wickedness - By privately stealing.

    And drink the wine of violence - By highway robbery.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 4:17

    i. e., Bread and wine gained by unjust deeds. Compare Amos 2:8. A less probable interpretation is, "They eat wickedness as bread, and drink violence as wine." Compare Job 15:16; Job 34:7.

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 4:17

    4:17 For - Wickedness is as pleasant to them as their bread.