Proverbs 23:21

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For the drunkard and the glutton shall come to pouerty; and drousinesse shall cloath a man with ragges.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For the heavy drinker and the glutton will come to poverty, And drowsiness will clothe {one} with rags.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty; And drowsiness will clothe `a man' with rags.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For those who take delight in drink and feasting will come to be in need; and through love of sleep a man will be poorly clothed.
- Basic English Bible

For the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty; and drowsiness clotheth with rags.
- Darby Bible

For the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty: and drowsiness shall clothe a man with rags.
- Webster's Bible

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

For the quaffer and glutton become poor, And drowsiness clotheth with rags.
- Youngs Literal Bible

For the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty; and drowsiness shall clothe a man with rags.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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Discussion for Proverbs 23

  • James Huie Locklear
    Proverbs 23
    10-27
    Summary: In the depths of the "Earth" the wicked is awaken in the "Eyes" of the wicked comes the sins of the "World". Casting out their deadly holds, the "World" becomes a new on the "Back" of the new "Son". Counting amoung your "Peers" holds the secrets of tomorrow. Proverbs 23_ 10-27
  • Kosmos
    20 Be not among winebibbers; among riotous eaters of flesh:

    This is wrong
  • Andrew Browne Troupe
    May God help those who have done me wrong..
    My children have been taken my life stolen
    Was removed from my peace life without reason..
    Homeless no money
    Unjustly ..
    I have nothing except God family and friends ..
    If God is with us
    I can only pray
    I know he is..
    Thanks for your sight
    I was blind
    All this was caused by
    My spiritual awaking..
    It confused many ...
    As I'm a songwriter
  • Felicia
    It saddens me to hear this. Sometimes we get so lost in our own little world that we don't think about people who are suffering this way.
    Although, I am not a preacher, I will be teaching others, during my spiritual walk, about this.
    It is serious and you're right, it is one of the seven sins.
  • Charlie
    I too have sin of gluttony. Andrea I hear you loud and clear. I always have to remember physically that my stomach is only as big as my fist. And that is what I try to remember when I eat anything. As long as we have enough food to fill that you can control eating and most of all talk with the Lord before during and after. Remember Your body belongs to the Lord. :) Not the devil.
  • Kenneth
    first try to accept we are human and not perfect. So when fears creep in call on God. Be as patient as you can and let God handle the situation in his time and not yours.

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