New Living Translation
Wine produces mockers; alcohol leads to brawls. Those led astray by drink cannot be 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.
Proverbs 20:1 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
20:1 A mocker - Wine immoderately drunk makes men mockers. Raging - Makes men full of rage.
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One day he drank some wine he had made, and he became drunk and lay naked inside his tent.
"You and your descendants must never drink wine or any other alcoholic drink before going into the Tabernacle. If you do, you will die. This is a permanent law for you, and it must be observed from generation to generation.
1 Samuel 25:36
When Abigail arrived home, she found that Nabal was throwing a big party and was celebrating like a king. He was very drunk, so she didn't tell him anything about her meeting with David until dawn the next day.
2 Samuel 11:13
Then David invited him to dinner and got him drunk. But even then he couldn't get Uriah to go home to his wife. Again he slept at the palace entrance with the king's palace guard.
1 Kings 20:16
About noontime, as Ben-hadad and the thirty-two allied kings were still in their tents drinking themselves into a stupor,
Do not carouse with drunkards or feast with gluttons,
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