24But against him that is a niggard of his meat the whole city shall murmur; and the testimonies of his niggardness shall not be doubted of. 25Shew not thy valiantness in wine; for wine hath destroyed many. 26The furnace proveth the edge by dipping: so doth wine the hearts of the proud by drunkeness. 27Wine is as good as life to a man, if it be drunk moderately: what life is then to a man that is without wine? for it was made to make men glad.28Wine measurably drunk and in season bringeth gladness of the heart, and cheerfulness of the mind: 29But wine drunken with excess maketh bitterness of the mind, with brawling and quarrelling. 30Drunkenness increaseth the rage of a fool till he offend: it diminisheth strength, and maketh wounds.