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Chapter 20

Wine is arrogant, strong drink is riotous;
    none who are intoxicated by them are wise.[a](A)

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  1. 20:1 The cause stands for its effect (wine, drunken behavior). In Proverbs wine is a sign of prosperity and a symbol of feasting (3:10; 4:17; 9:2, 5) but also a potential threat to wisdom as in 20:1; 21:17; 23:29–35.

Wine and women make the heart lustful,
    and the companion of prostitutes becomes reckless.(A)

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11     to prostitution.
Aged wine and new wine
    take away understanding.(A)

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