Proverbs 23:21

21 Drunks and gluttons will end up on skid row, in a stupor and dressed in rags. Buy Wisdom, Education, Insigh

Proverbs 23:21 Meaning and Commentary

Proverbs 23:21

For the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty
They consuming their substance upon their bellies, in eating and drinking; see ( Proverbs 21:17 ) ; and drowsiness shall clothe [a man] with rags;
excessive eating and drinking brings drowsiness on men, unfits them for business, and makes them idle and slothful; and spending all on their bellies, they have nothing for their backs, and are clothed in rags; see ( Proverbs 24:33 Proverbs 24:34 ) .

Proverbs 23:21 In-Context

19 Oh listen, dear child - become wise; point your life in the right direction
20 Don't drink too much wine and get drunk; don't eat too much food and get fat.
21 Drunks and gluttons will end up on skid row, in a stupor and dressed in rags. Buy Wisdom, Education, Insigh
22 Listen with respect to the father who raised you, and when your mother grows old, don't neglect her.
23 Buy truth - don't sell it for love or money; buy wisdom, buy education, buy insight.