Skip to main content

Proverbs 23:31-35

Don’t

look at the wine when it is red, when it sparkles in the cup, when it goes down smoothly. In the end, it bites like a snake, and poisons like a viper. Your eyes will see strange things, and your mind will imagine confusing things. Yes, you will be as he who lies down in the middle of the sea, or as he who lies on top of the rigging: “They hit me, and I was not hurt!   They beat me, and I don’t feel it! When will I wake up? I can do it again. I can find another.”
Proverbs 23:31-35

Context

Proverbs 23 [25.] Let your father and your mother be glad!
Let her who bore you rejoice!
My son, give me your heart;
and let your eyes keep in my ways.
For a prostitute is a deep pit;
and a wayward wife is a narrow well.
Yes, she lies in wait like a robber,
and increases the unfaithful among men.
Who has woe?
Who has sorrow?
Who has strife?
Who has complaints?
Who has needless bruises?
Who has bloodshot eyes?

Proverbs 23 [30.] Those who stay long at the wine;
those who go to seek out mixed wine.
Don’t look at the wine when it is red,
when it sparkles in the cup,
when it goes down smoothly.
In the end, it bites like a snake,
and poisons like a viper.
Your eyes will see strange things,
and your mind will imagine confusing things.
Yes, you will be as he who lies down in the middle of the sea,
or as he who lies on top of the rigging:

Proverbs 23 [35.] “They hit me, and I was not hurt!
They beat me, and I don’t feel it!
When will I wake up? I can do it again.
I can find another.”


Proverbs 24 [1.] Don’t be envious of evil men;
neither desire to be with them:
for their hearts plot violence,
and their lips talk about mischief.
Through wisdom a house is built;
by understanding it is established;
by knowledge the rooms are filled
with all rare and beautiful treasure.

 
addiction
PIB Scriptures are derived from the World English Bible