Proverbs 23:21

21 for drunkards and gluttons become poor, and drowsiness clothes them in rags.

Read Proverbs 23:21 Using Other Translations

For the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty: and drowsiness shall clothe a man with rags.
for the drunkard and the glutton will come to poverty, and slumber will clothe them with rags
for they are on their way to poverty, and too much sleep clothes them in rags.

What does Proverbs 23:21 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
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 ) .

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