Proverbs 21:17

 

“He that loveth pleasure shall be a poor man: he that loveth wine and oil shall not be rich.”
King James Version (KJV)


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Other Translations of Proverbs 21:17

He that loueth pleasure, shall be a poore man: hee that loueth wine and oyle, shall not be rich.
- King James Version (1611) - Compare to scan of original Proverbs chapter 21

He who loves pleasure {will become} a poor man; He who loves wine and oil will not become rich.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

He that loveth pleasure shall be a poor man: He that loveth wine and oil shall not be rich.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The lover of pleasure will be a poor man: the lover of wine and oil will not get wealth.
- Basic English Bible

He that loveth mirth shall be a poor man; he that loveth wine and oil shall not be rich.
- Darby Bible

He that loveth good cheer, shall be in want: he that loveth wine, and fat things, shall not be rich.
- Douay Rheims Bible

He that loveth pleasure shall be a poor man: he that loveth wine and oil shall not be rich.
- Webster's Bible

He who loves pleasure shall be a poor man. He who loves wine and oil shall not be rich.
- World English Bible

Whoso [is] loving mirth [is] a poor man, Whoso is loving wine and oil maketh no wealth.
- Youngs Literal Bible

He that loveth pleasure shall be a poor man; he that loveth wine and oil shall not be rich.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible


 

C. Hayes's comment on 2014-11-24 14:48:11:

First of all I don 't quite understand why their are different versions of the Bible to explain this verse. Second, what does wine and olive oil have to do with gaining, or not gaining any wealth?

 


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