Proverbs 23:20
Parallel Verses
New International Version
Do not join those who drink too much wine or gorge themselves on meat,

New Living Translation
Do not carouse with drunkards or feast with gluttons,

English Standard Version
Be not among drunkards or among gluttonous eaters of meat,

New American Standard Bible
Do not be with heavy drinkers of wine, Or with gluttonous eaters of meat;

King James Bible
Be not among winebibbers; among riotous eaters of flesh:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Don't associate with those who drink too much wine or with those who gorge themselves on meat.

International Standard Version
Don't associate with heavy drinkers or dine with gluttons,

NET Bible
Do not spend time among drunkards, among those who eat too much meat,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Do not be drunk with wine and do not be a glutton of meat.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Do not associate with those who drink too much wine, with those who eat too much meat,

JPS Tanakh 1917
Be not among winebibbers; Among gluttonous eaters of flesh;

New American Standard 1977
Do not be with heavy drinkers of wine,
            Or with gluttonous eaters of meat;

Jubilee Bible 2000
Do not be among those who are drunk with wine; nor among gluttonous eaters of food;

King James 2000 Bible
Be not among winebibbers; among gluttonous eaters of meat:

American King James Version
Be not among winebibbers; among riotous eaters of flesh:

American Standard Version
Be not among winebibbers, Among gluttonous eaters of flesh:

Douay-Rheims Bible
Be not in the feasts of great drinkers, nor in their revellings, who contribute flesh to eat:

Darby Bible Translation
Be not among winebibbers, among riotous eaters of flesh.

English Revised Version
Be not among winebibbers; among gluttonous eaters of flesh:

Webster's Bible Translation
Be not among wine-bibbers; among riotous eaters of flesh:

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

Young's Literal Translation
Be not thou among quaffers of wine, Among gluttonous ones of flesh,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
23:19-28 The gracious Saviour who purchased pardon and peace for his people, with all the affection of a tender parent, counsels us to hear and be wise, and is ready to guide our hearts in his way. Here we have an earnest call to young people, to attend to the advice of their godly parents. If the heart be guided, the steps will be guided. Buy the truth, and sell it not; be willing to part with any thing for it. Do not part with it for pleasures, honours, riches, or any thing in this world. The heart is what the great God requires. We must not think to divide the heart between God and the world; he will have all or none. Look to the rule of God's word, the conduct of his providence, and the good examples of his people. Particular cautions are given against sins most destructive to wisdom and grace in the soul. It is really a shame to make a god of the belly. Drunkenness stupifies men, and then all goes to ruin. Licentiousness takes away the heart that should be given to God. Take heed of any approaches toward this sin, it is very hard to retreat from it. It bewitches men to their ruin.
Study Bible
Consider Diligently what is Before You
19Listen, my son, and be wise, And direct your heart in the way. 20Do not be with heavy drinkers of wine, Or with gluttonous eaters of meat; 21For the heavy drinker and the glutton will come to poverty, And drowsiness will clothe one with rags.…
Cross References
Matthew 24:49
And he begins to beat his fellow servants and to eat and drink with drunkards.

Luke 21:34
But watch yourselves, or your hearts will be weighed down by dissipation, drunkenness, and the worries of life--and that day will spring upon you suddenly like a snare.

Romans 13:13
Let us behave decently, as in the daytime, not in carousing and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and debauchery, not in dissension and jealousy.

Ephesians 5:18
Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to reckless indiscretion. Instead, be filled with the Spirit.

Deuteronomy 21:20
"They shall say to the elders of his city, 'This son of ours is stubborn and rebellious, he will not obey us, he is a glutton and a drunkard.'

Proverbs 20:1
Wine is a mocker, strong drink a brawler, And whoever is intoxicated by it is not wise.

Proverbs 23:2
And put a knife to your throat If you are a man of great appetite.

Proverbs 23:29
Who has woe? Who has sorrow? Who has contentions? Who has complaining? Who has wounds without cause? Who has redness of eyes?

Proverbs 23:30
Those who linger long over wine, Those who go to taste mixed wine.

Proverbs 28:7
He who keeps the law is a discerning son, But he who is a companion of gluttons humiliates his father.
Treasury of Scripture

Be not among winebibbers; among riotous eaters of flesh:

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Proverbs 23:29-35 Who has woe? who has sorrow? who has contentions? who has babbling? …

Proverbs 20:1 Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whoever is deceived …

Proverbs 28:7 Whoever keeps the law is a wise son: but he that is a companion of …

Proverbs 31:6,7 Give strong drink to him that is ready to perish, and wine to those …

Isaiah 5:11,22 Woe to them that rise up early in the morning, that they may follow …

Isaiah 22:13 And behold joy and gladness, slaying oxen, and killing sheep, eating …

Matthew 24:49 And shall begin to smite his fellow servants, and to eat and drink …

Luke 15:13 And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and …

Luke 16:19 There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine …

Luke 21:34 And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged …

Romans 13:13 Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, …

Ephesians 5:18 And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;

1 Peter 4:3,4 For the time past of our life may suffice us to have worked the will …

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