Proverbs 23:30

30 Those who linger over wine, who go to sample bowls of mixed wine.

Proverbs 23:30 in Other Translations

30 They that tarry long at the wine; they that go to seek mixed wine.
30 Those who tarry long over wine; those who go to try mixed wine.
30 It is the one who spends long hours in the taverns, trying out new drinks.
30 It's those who spend the night with a bottle, for whom drinking is serious business.
30 Those who linger over wine, those who go looking for mixed wine.

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 Like a bandit she lies in wait and multiplies the unfaithful among men.
29 Who has woe? Who has sorrow? Who has strife? Who has complaints? Who has needless bruises? Who has bloodshot eyes?
30 Those who linger over wine, who go to sample bowls of mixed wine.
31 Do not gaze at wine when it is red, when it sparkles in the cup, when it goes down smoothly!
32 In the end it bites like a snake and poisons like a viper.

Cross References 1

  • 1. ver 20-21; Psalms 75:8; Isaiah 5:11; Ephesians 5:18
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