New American Standard Bible
Wine is a mocker, strong drink a brawler, And whoever is intoxicated by it is not wise.
King James Bible
Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.
Darby Bible Translation
Wine is a scorner, strong drink is raging; and whoso erreth thereby is not wise.
World English Bible
Wine is a mocker, and beer is a brawler. Whoever is led astray by them is not wise.
Young's Literal Translation
Wine is a scorner -- strong drink is noisy, And any going astray in it is not wise.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
"Wine" and "strong drink" are personified as themselves doing what they make men do. The latter (see Leviticus 10:9 note) is here, probably, the "palm-wine" of Syria.
LibraryA String of Pearls
'Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise. 2. The fear of a king is as the roaring of a lion: whoso provoketh him to anger sinneth against his own soul. 3. It is an honour for a man to cease from strife: but every fool will be meddling. 4. The sluggard will not plough by reason of the cold; therefore shall he beg in harvest, and have nothing. 5. Counsel in the heart of man is like deep water; but a man of understanding will draw it out. 6. Most men will …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Regeneration the Work of God.
"Boast not Thyself of to Morrow, for Thou Knowest not what a Day May Bring Forth. "
Manner of Covenanting.
And do not get drunk with wine, for that is dissipation, but be filled with the Spirit,
He drank of the wine and became drunk, and uncovered himself inside his tent.
"Do not drink wine or strong drink, neither you nor your sons with you, when you come into the tent of meeting, so that you will not die-- it is a perpetual statute throughout your generations--
1 Samuel 25:36
Then Abigail came to Nabal, and behold, he was holding a feast in his house, like the feast of a king. And Nabal's heart was merry within him, for he was very drunk; so she did not tell him anything at all until the morning light.
2 Samuel 11:13
Now David called him, and he ate and drank before him, and he made him drunk; and in the evening he went out to lie on his bed with his lord's servants, but he did not go down to his house.
1 Kings 20:16
They went out at noon, while Ben-hadad was drinking himself drunk in the temporary shelters with the thirty-two kings who helped him.
Do not be with heavy drinkers of wine, Or with gluttonous eaters of meat;
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