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    Proverbs 23:1-23:1

    Current translation:World English Bible(WEB)
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    23:1  When you sit to eat with a ruler, Consider diligently what is before you;

    23:2  Put a knife to your throat, If you are a man given to appetite.

    23:3  Don't be desirous of his dainties, Seeing they are deceitful food.

    23:4  Don't weary yourself to be rich. In your wisdom, show restraint.

    23:5  Why do you set your eyes on that which is not? For it certainly sprouts wings like an eagle and flies in the sky.

    23:6  Don't eat the food of him who has a stingy eye, And don't crave his delicacies:

    23:7  For as he thinks about the cost, so he is. "Eat and drink!" he says to you, But his heart is not with you.

    23:8  The morsel which you have eaten you shall vomit up, And lose your good words.

    23:9  Don't speak in the ears of a fool, For he will despise the wisdom of your words.

    23:10  Don't move the ancient boundary stone. Don't encroach on the fields of the fatherless:

    23:11  For their Defender is strong. He will plead their case against you.

    23:12  Apply your heart to instruction, And your ears to the words of knowledge.

    23:13  Don't withhold correction from a child. If you punish him with the rod, he will not die.

    23:14  Punish him with the rod, And save his soul from Sheol.

    23:15  My son, if your heart is wise, Then my heart will be glad, even mine:

    23:16  Yes, my heart will rejoice, When your lips speak what is right.

    23:17  Don't let your heart envy sinners; But rather fear Yahweh all the day long.

    23:18  Indeed surely there is a future hope, And your hope will not be cut off.

    23:19  Listen, my son, and be wise, And keep your heart on the right path!

    23:20  Don't be among ones drinking too much wine, Or those who gorge themselves on meat:

    23:21  For the drunkard and the glutton shall become poor; And drowsiness clothes them in rags.

    23:22  Listen to your father who gave you life, And don't despise your mother when she is old.

    23:23  Buy the truth, and don't sell it: Get wisdom, discipline, and understanding.

    23:24  The father of the righteous has great joy. Whoever fathers a wise child delights in him.

    23:25  Let your father and your mother be glad! Let her who bore you rejoice!

    23:26  My son, give me your heart; And let your eyes keep in my ways.

    23:27  For a prostitute is a deep pit; And a wayward wife is a narrow well.

    23:28  Yes, she lies in wait like a robber, And increases the unfaithful among men.

    23:29  Who has woe? Who has sorrow? Who has strife? Who has complaints? Who has needless bruises? Who has bloodshot eyes?

    23:30  Those who stay long at the wine; Those who go to seek out mixed wine.

    23:31  Don't look at the wine when it is red, When it sparkles in the cup, When it goes down smoothly:

    23:32  In the end, it bites like a snake, And poisons like a viper.

    23:33  Your eyes will see strange things, And your mind will imagine confusing things.

    23:34  Yes, you will be as he who lies down in the midst of the sea, Or as he who lies on top of the rigging:

    23:35  "They hit me, and I was not hurt; They beat me, and I don't feel it! When will I wake up? I can do it again. I can find another."

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