Proverbs 4 :17

Proverbs 4 :17 Translations

American King James Version (AKJV)

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

King James Version (KJV)

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.

Definitions for Proverbs 4 :17

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' Commentary 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 Commentary on Proverbs 4 :17

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