Proverbs 23:19-21New American Standard Bible (NASB)
19 Listen, my son, and be wise, And direct your heart in the way. 20 Do not be with heavy drinkers of wine, Or with gluttonous eaters of meat; 21 For the heavy drinker and the glutton will come to poverty, And drowsiness will clothe one with rags.
Proverbs 23:29-35New American Standard Bible (NASB)
29 Who has woe? Who has sorrow? Who has contentions? Who has complaining? Who has wounds without cause? Who has redness of eyes? 30 Those who linger long over wine, Those who go to [a]taste mixed wine. 31 Do not look on the wine when it is red, When it [b]sparkles in the cup, When it goes down smoothly; 32 At the last it bites like a serpent And stings like a viper. 33 Your eyes will see strange things And your [c]mind will utter perverse things. 34 And you will be like one who lies down in the [d]middle of the sea, Or like one who lies down on the top of a [e]mast. 35 “They struck me, but I did not become [f]ill; They beat me, but I did not know it. When shall I awake? I will seek [g]another drink.”
31 The words of King Lemuel, the [a]oracle which his mother taught him:
2 What, O my son? And what, O son of my womb? And what, O son of my vows? 3 Do not give your strength to women, Or your ways to that which destroys kings. 4 It is not for kings, O Lemuel, It is not for kings to drink wine, Or for rulers to desire strong drink, 5 For they will drink and forget what is decreed, And pervert the [b]rights of all the [c]afflicted. 6 Give strong drink to him who is perishing, And wine to him [d]whose life is bitter. 7 Let him drink and forget his poverty And remember his trouble no more. 8 Open your mouth for the mute, For the [e]rights of all the [f]unfortunate. 9 Open your mouth, judge righteously, And [g]defend the rights of the afflicted and needy.
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