Proverbs 23:30

30 Those who linger over wine, those who go looking for mixed wine.[a]

Proverbs 23:30 Meaning and Commentary

Proverbs 23:30

They that tarry long at the wine
At drinking it. Do not care to stir from it when at it; spend whole days and nights in it, and are overcome by it, and so bring upon them all the above evils; they that go to seek mixed wine,
not wine mixed with water, as used commonly by temperate people in hot countries; but either mixed with spices, to make it more palatable, or with different sorts of wine, some very strong, and more heady and intoxicating; or mere wine meant; wine "poured out", as the word F17 signifies, where there is plenty of it; and such as are given to wine go and seek out such places, and where the best is to be had. So the Targum,

``they go and seek the house of mixture, or mixed wine;''
or, as the Syriac version,
``the house of feasting;''
and so the Arabic:
``where there are junketing and drinking bouts,''
as the Septuagint.

F17 (Komm) "calicibus epotandi", V. L.

Proverbs 23:30 In-Context

28 indeed, she sets an ambush like a robber and increases those among men who are unfaithful.
29 Who has woe? Who has sorrow? Who has conflicts? Who has complaints? Who has wounds for no reason? Who has red eyes?
30 Those who linger over wine, those who go looking for mixed wine.
31 Don't gaze at wine when it is red, when it gleams in the cup and goes down smoothly.
32 In the end it bites like a snake and stings like a viper.

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