Proverbs 23:21
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English Standard Version
for the drunkard and the glutton will come to poverty, and slumber will clothe them with rags.

King James Bible
For the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty: and drowsiness shall clothe a man with rags.

American Standard Version
For the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty; And drowsiness will clothe a man with rags.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Because they that give themselves to drinking, and that club together shall be consumed; and drowsiness shall be clothed with rags.

English Revised Version
For the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty: and drowsiness shall clothe a man with rags.

Webster's Bible Translation
For the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty: and drowsiness shall clothe a man with rags.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The following proverb passes from the educator to the pupil:

15 My son, if thine heart becometh wise,

     My heart also in return will rejoice;

16 And my reins will exult

     If thy lips speak right things.

Wisdom is inborn in no one. A true Arab. proverb says, "The wise knows how the fool feels, for he himself was also once a fool;"

(Note: The second part of the saying is, "But a fool knows not how a wise man feels, for he has never been a wise man." I heard this many years ago, from the mouth of the American missionary Schaufler, in Constantinople.)

and folly is bound up in the heart of a child, according to Proverbs 22:15, which must be driven out by severe discipline. 15b, as many others, cf. Proverbs 22:19, shows that these "words of the wise" are penetrated by the subjectivity of an author; the author means: if thy heart becomes wise, so will mine in return, i.e., corresponding to it (cf. גּם, Genesis 20:6), rejoice. The thought of the heart in Proverbs 23:15 repeats itself in Proverbs 23:16, with reference to the utterance of the mouth. Regarding מישׁרים, vid., Proverbs 1:5. Regarding the "reins," כּליות (perhaps from כּלה, to languish, Job 19:21), with which the tender and inmost affections are connected, vid., Psychologie, p. 268f.

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the drunkard

Proverbs 21:17 He that loves pleasure shall be a poor man: he that loves wine and oil shall not be rich.

Deuteronomy 21:20 And they shall say to the elders of his city, This our son is stubborn and rebellious, he will not obey our voice; he is a glutton...

Isaiah 28:1-3 Woe to the crown of pride, to the drunkards of Ephraim, whose glorious beauty is a fading flower...

Joel 1:5 Awake, you drunkards, and weep; and howl, all you drinkers of wine, because of the new wine; for it is cut off from your mouth.

1 Corinthians 5:11 But now I have written to you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater...

1 Corinthians 6:10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortionists, shall inherit the kingdom of God.

Galatians 5:21 Contentions, murders, drunkenness, revelings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past...

Philippians 3:19 Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things.)

drowsiness

Proverbs 6:9-11 How long will you sleep, O sluggard? when will you arise out of your sleep...

Proverbs 19:15 Slothfulness casts into a deep sleep; and an idle soul shall suffer hunger.

Proverbs 24:30-34 I went by the field of the slothful, and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding...

Cross References
Matthew 11:19
The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, 'Look at him! A glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!' Yet wisdom is justified by her deeds."

Proverbs 6:10
A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest,

Proverbs 6:11
and poverty will come upon you like a robber, and want like an armed man.

Proverbs 21:17
Whoever loves pleasure will be a poor man; he who loves wine and oil will not be rich.

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