Proverbs 20:1

“Wine is a mocker, strong drinke is raging: and whosoeuer is deceiued thereby, is not wise.”

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Other Translations

Wine [is] a mocker, strong drink [is] raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.
- King James Version

Wine is a mocker, strong drink a brawler, And whoever is intoxicated by it is not wise.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Wine is a mocker, strong drink a brawler; And whosoever erreth thereby is not wise.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Wine makes men foolish, and strong drink makes men come to blows; and whoever comes into error through these is not wise.
- Basic English Bible

Wine is a scorner, strong drink is raging; and whoso erreth thereby is not wise.
- Darby Bible

Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whoever is deceived by it is not wise.
- Webster's Bible

Wine is a mocker, and beer is a brawler. Whoever is led astray by them is not wise.
- World English Bible

Wine [is] a scorner -- strong drink [is] noisy, And any going astray in it is not wise.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Wine is a mocker, strong drink is riotous; and whosoever reeleth thereby is not wise.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 20:1

20:1 A mocker - Wine immoderately drunk makes men mockers. Raging - Makes men full of rage.

Discussion for Proverbs 20

  • Irene123
    Pro.20:1 - May God have mercy on souls ................
  • Brianna
    Vs. 1 I believe Carolyn hit it on the head. Good point about the first miracle Jesus performed. When in moderation, wine is an enjoyment. However, as with anything, our loving father warns us about over-indulging.
  • BSP
    Verse 7 shows that a parent keeping integrity sets the best example for their kids to follow.
  • Valeie Lowery
    Understanding the word diverse, mixed or unblance weights and meassure.
    Meaning short changing or cheating people who are unaware of the actual cost of something. God don't like that!
    Ex: buyers something from the market and it weighs one amount, but when u get home u find something in it that added to the weigh and measure! Bummer
  • Lashon clark
    Its refreshing to no that if a person is truley of the spirit of god. And gossips on you . I will need to quickly separate from that false spirit
  • Gary Rodgers
    Verse 19
    Beware of people that try to pry into your affairs with their charm and flattery. Being known to be a gossiper they will surely carry their knowledge of you to the ears of others.

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