Proverbs 21:17

“He that loveth pleasure shall be a poor man: he that loveth wine and oil shall not be rich.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Proverbs 21:17

He that loueth pleasure, shall be a poore man: hee that loueth wine and oyle, shall not be rich.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

He who loves pleasure {will become} a poor man; He who loves wine and oil will not become rich.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

He that loveth pleasure shall be a poor man: He that loveth wine and oil shall not be rich.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The lover of pleasure will be a poor man: the lover of wine and oil will not get wealth.
- Basic English Bible

He that loveth mirth shall be a poor man; he that loveth wine and oil shall not be rich.
- Darby Bible

He that loveth pleasure shall be a poor man: he that loveth wine and oil shall not be rich.
- Webster's Bible

He who loves pleasure shall be a poor man. He who loves wine and oil shall not be rich.
- World English Bible

Whoso [is] loving mirth [is] a poor man, Whoso is loving wine and oil maketh no wealth.
- Youngs Literal Bible

He that loveth pleasure shall be a poor man; he that loveth wine and oil shall not be rich.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Proverbs 21:17

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 21:17


21:17 Wine and oil - Delicious fare and luxurious feasting. Wine and oil were much used in feasts in those parts.


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