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Gluttony

Proverbs regarding binge eating, diet, gluttony, greed, over-indulgence.

See also binge drinking, intemperance)


  1. My child, do not go down their way, withhold yourself from their path;
    for they are eager to inflict harm, and they hasten to shed blood.
    Surely it is futile to spread a net in plain sight of any bird,
    but these men lie in wait for their own blood, they ambush their own lives!
    Such are the ways of all who gain profit unjustly; it takes away the life of those who obtain it!

    Prov. 1:15-19 (read whole chapter)


  2. The one who is greedy for gain troubles his household, but whoever hates bribes will live.

    Prov. 15:27 (read whole chapter)


  3. When you sit down to eat with a ruler, consider carefully what is before you,
    and put a knife to your throat if you possess a large appetite.
    Do not crave that ruler's delicacies, for that food is deceptive.

    Prov. 23:1-3 (read whole chapter)


  4. Do not spend time among drunkards, among those who eat too much meat,

    Prov. 23:20 (read whole chapter)


  5. When you find honey, eat only what is sufficient for you, lest you become stuffed with it and vomit it up.

    Prov. 25:16 (read whole chapter)


  6. And there will be enough goat's milk for your food, for the food of your household, and for the sustenance of your servant girls.

    Prov. 27:27 (read whole chapter)

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