Where In The Bible Is Glutton Found?


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A glutton is a person who engages in overindulgence where food and drink are concerned. This greed and lust for more is repeatedly condemned in the Bible.

In the Old Testament of the Bible, there are several references to a glutton especially in the book of Proverbs. All the references depict a glutton in a negative light. In Proverbs chapter 23 and verse 2, the writer advises that it is better to put a knife to your throat if you are given to gluttony. In the same Chapter that is Proverbs 23:2, it says gluttons are assured of poverty. In Proverbs 28:6-8, the writer says a companion of gluttons disgraces his father.

In the New Testament, Jesus recalls how people despised him as a glutton as well as a friend of sinners and tax collectors. This is in Matthew 11:19. A similar reference is in the gospel of Luke in Luke 7:34. Also, in the book of Titus 1:12, the Cretans are labelled lazy gluttons.

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