is a mocker, and beer is a brawler. Whoever is led astray by them is not wise.
Context / meaning
Proverbs 19 [25.] Flog a scoffer, and the simple will learn prudence;
rebuke one who has understanding, and he will gain knowledge.
He who robs his father and drives away his mother,
is a son who causes shame and brings reproach.
If you stop listening to instruction, my son,
you will stray from the words of knowledge.
A corrupt witness mocks justice,
and the mouth of the wicked gulps down iniquity.
Penalties are prepared for scoffers,
and beatings for the backs of fools.
Proverbs 20 [1.] Wine is a mocker, and beer is a brawler.
Whoever is led astray by them is not wise.
The terror of a king is like the roaring of a lion.
He who provokes him to anger forfeits his own life.
It is an honor for a man to keep aloof from strife;
but every fool will be quarreling.
The sluggard will not plow by reason of the winter;
therefore he shall beg in harvest, and have nothing.