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Proverbs 20:1

Hope in Yahweh and He Will Save You

Wine is a mocker, strong drink a brawler,
And whoever is led astray by it is not wise.

Proverbs 21:17

He who loves pleasure will become a poor man;
He who loves wine and oil will not become rich.

Proverbs 23:20 - 23:21

Do not be with heavy drinkers of wine,
Or with gluttonous eaters of meat;
For the heavy drinker and the glutton will come to poverty,
And drowsiness will clothe them with rags.

Proverbs 23:29 - 23:35

Who has woe? Who has sorrow?
Who has contentions? Who has complaining?
Who has wounds without cause?
Who has redness of eyes?
Those who linger long over wine,
Those who go to search out mixed wine.
Do not look on the wine when it glistens red,
When it sparkles in the cup,
When it goes down smoothly;
At the end—like a serpent it bites,
And like a viper it stings.
Your eyes will see strange things
And your heart will speak perverse things.
And you will be like one who lies down in the heart of the sea,
Or like one who lies down on the top of a mast.
“They struck me, but I did not become ill;
They beat me, but I did not know it.
When shall I awake?
I will seek yet another.”

Proverbs 31:4 - 31:7

It is not for kings, O Lemuel,
It is not for kings to drink wine,
Or for rulers to desire strong drink,
Lest he drink and forget what is decreed,
And pervert the justice of all the afflicted.
Give strong drink to him who is perishing,
And wine to those whose soul is bitter.
Let him drink and forget his poverty
And he will not remember his trouble any longer.