Proverbs 4:17

For they eat the bread of wickedness, and drink the wine of violence.
– Proverbs 4:17

Eating the bread of wickedness refers to being sustained by wickedness. Eating and drinking are necessary to life and this verse rounds out the picture of those who are completely captive sin. The warning is not to enter or even come close to this way for this is where it ends. The allurements in chapter 1 promised adventure and reward (Proverbs 1:10-14) in this way, but Solomon exposes the real end of this way here. It is bondage and not freedom.

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