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 23:21

  • Andrews. Okai for verse 21
    Drunkard & glutton: A man without vision shall consume all his inheritance and the food of the swine shall be delicacy (the prodigal son) A little drowsiness shall he destroy his destiny in no time and shall beg for a penny without shame (no choice). (Learn the ways of the ant)

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