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Alcohol is
Big Trouble

Table of Contents
* Proverbs 23.29
* Proverbs 23.30
* Proverbs 23.31
* Proverbs 23.32
* Proverbs 23.33
* Proverbs 23.34
* Proverbs 23.35

This is just a paraphrase of Proverbs 23.29-35

It is not a professional work, mostly done for the enjoyment of word study.  But it can be used effectively for a Youth Group or a single Mid Week Service.

 Breaking down the words in Proverbs 23.29

who hath woe

Woe
Hebrew #H188
Audibly crying out for something

who hath sorrow

Sorrow
Hebrew #H17
sorrowfully desiring

who hath contentions

Contentions
Hebrew #H4079
Brawling or quarreling

who hath babbling

babbling
Hebrew #7879
not confusion, but a thought thru complaint

who hath wounds without cause

wounds without cost
Hebrew #2600
devoid of cost, wounds without paying for them

who hath redness of eyes

redness
Hebrew #2498
to slowing slide or slip by changing

eyes
Hebrew #5869
the eye or appearance

the verse restated

who has audible crying, who has sorrowful desires, who has quarreling and brawling, who has critically bad thinking, who has unwarranted wounds, who is slowly changing in appearance

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 Breaking down the words of Proverbs 23.30

They that tarry long at the wine

tarry
Hebrew #309
to procrastinate by hanging around

wine
Hebrew #3196
effervescing grape juice

they that go to seek mixed wine

seek
Hebrew #H2713
penetrating examination

mixed wine
Hebrew #H4469
wine mixed with water or spices

The verse restated

They that procrastinate by hanging around at the fermenting grape juice.  They that make penetrating examination of the fermenting grape juice. 

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Breaking down Proverbs 23.31

Look not thou upon the wine

wine
Hebrew #3196
effervescing grape juice

when it is red

red
Hebrew #H119
Adam, to show blood, blush, ruddy

when it giveth his colour in the cup

color
Hebrew #H5869
the eye or appearance

cup
Hebrew #H3599
cup, bag, purse, container

when it moveth itself aright

moveth
Hebrew #H1980
to walk

aright
Hebrew #H4339
to appear right

The verse restated

Do not look at the fermenting grape juice when it shows itself as blood, when it reveals its appearance in its container 

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Breaking down the words in Proverbs 23.32

At the last it biteth like a serpent

last
Hebrew #H319
at the very end

biteth
Hebrew #H5391
strikes with a sting - usury

serpent
Hebrew #H5179
a hisser - snake

and stingeth like an adder

stingeth
Hebrew #H6567
to separate harmfully, woundfully

adder
Hebrew #H6848
to extrude, like a snake tongue

The verse restated

At the very end it strikes with a sting like a hissing snake and penetrates harmfully like a snake who is seeking heat with its tongue 

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Breaking down the words of Proverbs 23.33

 Thine eyes shall behold strange women

eyes
Hebrew #H5869
the eye or appearance

strange
Hebrew #H2114
to turn aside for lodging, therefore to be in a strange place or with a stranger

and thine heart shall utter perverse things

heart
Hebrew #H3820
the heart, as the center of feelings

utter
Hebrew #H1696
control the arrangement of words

perverse
Hebrew #H8419
perversity or fraud

The verse restated

You will be in the the personal presence of women with whom you should not be, your soul will control your choice of words for perversity

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Breaking down the words of Proverbs 23.34

yea, thou shalt be as he that lieth down in the midst of the sea

midst
Hebrew #H3820
the heart as a center place

sea
Hebrew #H3220
to roar as the sea or the direction: west

or as he tha lieth upon the top of a mast

top
Hebrew #H7218
the shaker, on people it would be the head or the top part

mast
Hebrew #H2254
the tightly bound one with ropes

The verse restated

 You will be like the person lying in the heart of the roaring sea or like the person who is toss around while tied to the top of the pole 

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Breaking down the words in Proverbs 23.35

they have stricken me

stricken
Hebrew #H5221
to strike

thou shalt say, and I was not sick

sick
Hebrew #H2470
to be rubbed or worn visibly

they have beaten me

beaten
Hebrew #H1986
to strike overcomingly down

and I felt it not

felt
Hebrew #H3045
ascertain

when shall I awake? I will seek it yet again

seek
Hebrew #H1245
to search out painstakingly

again
Hebrew #H5750
repeatedly, continuance

The verse restated

They have tried to rebuke a sickness when I was not sick, they beat me and I did not feel it.  When I come to, I will search for more fermenting wine painstakingly, continually.

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