Proverbs 23:35
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New International Version
"They hit me," you will say, "but I'm not hurt! They beat me, but I don't feel it! When will I wake up so I can find another drink?"

New Living Translation
And you will say, "They hit me, but I didn't feel it. I didn't even know it when they beat me up. When will I wake up so I can look for another drink?"

English Standard Version
“They struck me,” you will say, “but I was not hurt; they beat me, but I did not feel it. When shall I awake? I must have another drink.”

New American Standard Bible
"They struck me, but I did not become ill; They beat me, but I did not know it. When shall I awake? I will seek another drink."

King James Bible
They have stricken me, shalt thou say, and I was not sick; they have beaten me, and I felt it not: when shall I awake? I will seek it yet again.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They struck me, but I feel no pain! They beat me, but I didn't know it! When will I wake up? I'll look for another drink."

International Standard Version
"They struck me," you will say, "but I never felt it. They beat me, but I never knew it When will I wake up? I want another drink."

NET Bible
You will say, "They have struck me, but I am not harmed! They beat me, but I did not know it! When will I awake? I will look for another drink."

New Heart English Bible
"They hit me, and I was not hurt. They beat me, and I do not feel it. When will I wake up? I can do it again. I can find another."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And you will say, “They hit me and I did not suffer; they were abusive to me and I did not know it. When I wake up and I go out, I will seek it.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"They strike me, but I feel no pain. They beat me, but I'm not aware of it. Whenever I wake up, I'm going to look for another drink."

JPS Tanakh 1917
They have struck me, and I felt it not, They have beaten me, and I knew it not; When shall I awake? I will seek it yet again.'

New American Standard 1977
“They struck me, but I did not become ill;
            They beat me, but I did not know it.
            When shall I awake?
            I will seek another drink.”



Jubilee Bible 2000
They have stricken me, thou shalt say, and I was not sick; they have beaten me, and I felt it not; when I shall awake, I will seek it yet again.

King James 2000 Bible
They have stricken me, you shall say, and I was not sick; they have beaten me, and I felt it not: when shall I awake? I will seek it yet again.

American King James Version
They have stricken me, shall you say, and I was not sick; they have beaten me, and I felt it not: when shall I awake? I will seek it yet again.

American Standard Version
They have stricken me,'shalt thou say , and I was not hurt; They have beaten me, and I felt it not: When shall I awake? I will seek it yet again.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And thou shalt say: They have beaten me, but I was not sensible of pain: they drew me, and I felt not: when shall I awake, and find wine again?

Darby Bible Translation
-- ''They have smitten me, [and] I am not sore; they have beaten me, [and] I knew it not. When shall I awake? I will seek it yet again.''

English Revised Version
They have stricken me, shalt thou say, and I was not hurt; they have beaten me, and I felt it not: when shall I awake? I will seek it yet again.

Webster's Bible Translation
They have stricken me, wilt thou say, and I was not sick; they have beaten me, and I felt it not: when shall I awake? I will seek it yet again.

World English Bible
"They hit me, and I was not hurt! They beat me, and I don't feel it! When will I wake up? I can do it again. I can find another."

Young's Literal Translation
'They smote me, I have not been sick, They beat me, I have not known. When I awake -- I seek it yet again!'

Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
23:29-35 Solomon warns against drunkenness. Those that would be kept from sin, must keep from all the beginnings of it, and fear coming within reach of its allurements. Foresee the punishment, what it will at last end in, if repentance prevent not. It makes men quarrel. Drunkards wilfully make woe and sorrow for themselves. It makes men impure and insolent. The tongue grows unruly; the heart utters things contrary to reason, religion, and common civility. It stupifies and besots men. They are in danger of death, of damnation; as much exposed as if they slept upon the top of a mast, yet feel secure. They fear no peril when the terrors of the Lord are before them; they feel no pain when the judgments of God are actually upon them. So lost is a drunkard to virtue and honour, so wretchedly is his conscience seared, that he is not ashamed to say, I will seek it again. With good reason we were bid to stop before the beginning. Who that has common sense would contract a habit, or sell himself to a sin, which tends to such guilt and misery, and exposes a man every day to the danger of dying insensible, and awaking in hell? Wisdom seems in these chapters to take up the discourse as at the beginning of the book. They must be considered as the words of Christ to the sinner.
Study Bible
Consider Diligently what is Before You
34And you will be like one who lies down in the middle of the sea, Or like one who lies down on the top of a mast. 35"They struck me, but I did not become ill; They beat me, but I did not know it. When shall I awake? I will seek another drink."
Cross References
Proverbs 23:34
And you will be like one who lies down in the middle of the sea, Or like one who lies down on the top of a mast.

Proverbs 26:11
Like a dog that returns to its vomit Is a fool who repeats his folly.

Proverbs 27:22
Though you pound a fool in a mortar with a pestle along with crushed grain, Yet his foolishness will not depart from him.

Isaiah 56:12
"Come," they say, "let us get wine, and let us drink heavily of strong drink; And tomorrow will be like today, only more so."

Jeremiah 5:3
O LORD, do not Your eyes look for truth? You have smitten them, But they did not weaken; You have consumed them, But they refused to take correction. They have made their faces harder than rock; They have refused to repent.
Treasury of Scripture

They have stricken me, shall you say, and I was not sick; they have beaten me, and I felt it not: when shall I awake? I will seek it yet again.

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Jeremiah 5:3 O LORD, are not your eyes on the truth? you have stricken them, but …

Jeremiah 31:18 I have surely heard Ephraim bemoaning himself thus; You have chastised …

i felt it not

Ephesians 4:19 Who being past feeling have given themselves over to lasciviousness, …

i will

Proverbs 26:11 As a dog returns to his vomit, so a fool returns to his folly.

Deuteronomy 29:19 And it come to pass, when he hears the words of this curse, that …

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

Isaiah 56:12 Come you, say they, I will fetch wine, and we will fill ourselves …

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2 Peter 2:22 But it is happened to them according to the true proverb, The dog …

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