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.


Discussion for Proverbs 21:17

  • Esther on Proverbs 21:17
    Thanks a lot for your answer God may bless you more and more

    Respected sir/mam

    Thanks
  • Esther on Proverbs 21:17
    According to proverbs 21:17 verse what is the meaning of oil
  • Chris - in Reply on Proverbs 21:17
    Esther, Oil was a very expensive commodity & only the rich could afford it. It had many different uses in those early days, and this would have included, a special act of love shown to someone (Ps 23:5, Lk 7:46); anointing to kingship (1 Sam 10:1); or for healing (Mk 6:13, Js 5:14). So the verse in Prov 21, is really indicating that both wine & oil (those more expensive items) can only bring the common man to poverty. Today, overuse of oil is not really a means to poverty, but more so with alcohol, cigarettes, drugs, gambling, over extending our budget, etc. As Christians, we are responsible before the Lord in our use of the money & gifts he has given to us. Some may not have much in those terms, but what we do have, we must use for His Glory & Purpose. (Mt 25:14-30).
  • C. Hayes on Proverbs 21:17
    First of all I don 't quite understand why their are different versions of the Bible to explain this verse. Second, what does wine and olive oil have to do with gaining, or not gaining any wealth?


 

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