Proverbs 23:20
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,

Berean Study Bible
Do not join those who drink too much wine or gorge themselves on 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:

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

Contemporary English Version
Don't be a heavy drinker or stuff yourself with food.

Good News Translation
Don't associate with people who drink too much wine or stuff themselves with food.

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,

New Heart English Bible
Do not be among ones drinking too much wine, or those who gorge themselves on 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:

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Be not a wine-bibber, neither continue long at feasts, and purchases 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,
Study Bible
True Riches
19Listen, my son, and be wise, and guide your heart on the right course. 20Do not join those who drink too much wine or gorge themselves on meat. 21For the drunkard and the glutton will come to poverty, and drowsiness will clothe them in 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
and say to the elders, "This son of ours is stubborn and rebellious; he does not obey us. He is a glutton and a drunkard."

Proverbs 20:1
Wine is a mocker, strong drink is a brawler, and whoever is led astray by them is not wise.

Proverbs 23:2
and put a knife to your throat if you possess a great appetite.

Proverbs 23:29
Who has woe? Who has sorrow? Who has contentions? Who has complaints? Who has needless wounds? Who has bloodshot eyes?

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

Proverbs 28:7
A discerning son keeps the law, but a companion of gluttons disgraces his father.

Isaiah 5:22
Woe to those who are heroes in drinking wine, and champions in mixing beer,

Treasury of Scripture

Be not among winebibbers; among riotous eaters of flesh:

not

Proverbs 23:29-35
Who hath woe? who hath sorrow? who hath contentions? who hath babbling? who hath wounds without cause? who hath redness of eyes? …

Proverbs 20:1
Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.

Proverbs 28:7
Whoso keepeth the law is a wise son: but he that is a companion of riotous men shameth his father.

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Lexicon
Do not
אַל־ (’al-)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 408: Not

join
תְּהִ֥י (tə·hî)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect Jussive - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

those who drink too much
בְסֹֽבְאֵי־ (ḇə·sō·ḇə·’ê-)
Preposition-b | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 5433: To quaff to satiety, become tipsy

wine
יָ֑יִן (yā·yin)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3196: Wine, intoxication

or gorge
בְּזֹלֲלֵ֖י (bə·zō·lă·lê)
Preposition-b | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 2151: To shake, to quake, to be loose morally, worthless, prodigal

themselves on meat.
בָשָׂ֣ר (ḇā·śār)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1320: Flesh, body, person, the pudenda of a, man
Verse 20. - Wine bibbers; persons who meet together for the express purpose of drinking intoxicating liquors. Among riotous eaters of flesh. The Hebrew is "of flesh for themselves," whence some take the meaning to be "of their own flesh," i.e. who by their gluttony and luxury ruin their own bodies. But the parallelism with the wine drinker shows plainly that the flesh which they eat is meant, and the idea is that they eat for the gratification of their own appetites, caring nothing for anything else. The combination of glutton and wine bibber was used as a reproach against our blessed Lord (Matthew 11:19). The versions of Jerome and the LXX. point to the contributed entertainments, where each guest brought some article to the meal, like our picnics. Thus Vulgate, "Be not among parties of drinkers, nor at the banquets of those who contribute flesh to eat;" Septuagint. "Be not a wine bibber, and strain not after contributed feasts (συμβολαῖς) and purchases of meats." 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.
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