Proverbs 23:21
New International Version
for drunkards and gluttons become poor, and drowsiness clothes them in rags.

New Living Translation
for they are on their way to poverty, and too much sleep clothes them in rags.

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

Berean Study Bible
For the drunkard and the glutton will come to poverty, and drowsiness will clothe them in rags.

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

New King James Version
For the drunkard and the glutton will come to poverty, And drowsiness will clothe a man with rags.

New American Standard Bible
For the heavy drinker and the glutton will come to poverty, And drowsiness will clothe one with rags.

NASB 1995
For the heavy drinker and the glutton will come to poverty, And drowsiness will clothe one with rags.

NASB 1977
For the heavy drinker and the glutton will come to poverty, And drowsiness will clothe a man with rags.

Amplified Bible
For the heavy drinker and the glutton will come to poverty, And the drowsiness [of overindulgence] will clothe one with rags.

Christian Standard Bible
For the drunkard and the glutton will become poor, and grogginess will clothe them in rags.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For the drunkard and the glutton will become poor, and grogginess will clothe them in rags.

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because he that is drunk with wine and a glutton of meat will be destroyed, and he that sleeps will wear horse cloth.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
for every drunkard and whoremonger shall be poor; and every sluggard shall clothe himself with tatters and ragged garments.

Contemporary English Version
It will make you feel drowsy, and you will end up poor with only rags to wear.

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.

Good News Translation
Drunkards and gluttons will be reduced to poverty. If all you do is eat and sleep, you will soon be wearing rags.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
because both a drunk and a glutton will become poor. Drowsiness will dress a person in rags.

International Standard Version
because drunks and gluttons tend to become poor, and drowsiness will clothe them in rags.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty; And drowsiness shall clothe a man with rags.

Literal Standard Version
For the drunkard and glutton become poor, And drowsiness clothes with rags.

NET Bible
because drunkards and gluttons become impoverished, and drowsiness clothes them with rags.

New Heart English Bible
for the drunkard and the glutton shall become poor; and drowsiness clothes them in rags.

World English Bible
for the drunkard and the glutton shall become poor; and drowsiness clothes them in rags.

Young's Literal Translation
For the quaffer and glutton become poor, And drowsiness clotheth with rags.

Additional Translations ...
Context
True Riches
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. 22Listen to your father who gave you life, and do not despise your mother when she is old.…

Cross References
Matthew 11:19
The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, 'Look at this glutton and drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!' But wisdom is vindicated by her actions."

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 need like a bandit.

Proverbs 21:17
He who loves pleasure will become poor; the one who loves wine and oil will never be rich.


Treasury of Scripture

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

the drunkard

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

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

Isaiah 28:1-3
Woe to the crown of pride, to the drunkards of Ephraim, whose glorious beauty is a fading flower, which are on the head of the fat valleys of them that are overcome with wine! …

drowsiness

Proverbs 6:9-11
How long wilt thou sleep, O sluggard? when wilt thou arise out of thy sleep? …

Proverbs 19:15
Slothfulness casteth 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; …









(21) Drowsiness, that follows after such debauches.

Verse 21. - Intemperance leads to prodigality, carelessness, and ruin. And drowsiness shall clothe a man with rags. The luxury and excess spoken of above lead to drowsiness and inability to work, and poverty follows as the natural result (comp. Proverbs 19:15; Proverbs 24:33, etc.). The Vulgate still harps on the same string as in the previous verse, "Those who waste time in drinking, and who give picnics (dantes symbola), shall be ruined, and semnolence small clothe with rags." The LXX. introduces a new idea which the Hebrew does not warrant, "For every drunkard and whoremonger shall be poor, and every sluggard shall clothe himself with tatters and rags."

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
For
כִּי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

the drunkard
סֹבֵ֣א (sō·ḇê)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 5433: To quaff to satiety, become tipsy

and the glutton
וְ֭זוֹלֵל (wə·zō·w·lêl)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 2151: To shake, to quake, to be loose morally, worthless, prodigal

will come to poverty,
יִוָּרֵ֑שׁ (yiw·wā·rêš)
Verb - Nifal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 3423: To occupy, to seize, to rob, to inherit, to expel, to impoverish, to ruin

and drowsiness
נוּמָֽה׃ (nū·māh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 5124: Somnolence, indolence

will clothe
תַּלְבִּ֥ישׁ (tal·bîš)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 3847: Wrap around, to put on a, garment, clothe

them in rags.
וּ֝קְרָעִ֗ים (ū·qə·rā·‘îm)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 7168: Torn piece (of garment), a rag


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