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Chapter
Proverbs 23

Book of Proverbs - Chapter 23

Proverbs 23:1

When thou sittest to eat with a ruler, consider diligently what [is] before thee:

Proverbs 23:2

And put a knife to thy throat, if thou [be] a man given to appetite.

Proverbs 23:3

Be not desirous of his dainties: for they [are] deceitful meat.

Proverbs 23:4

Labour not to be rich: cease from thine own wisdom.

Proverbs 23:5

Wilt thou set thine eyes upon that which is not? for [riches] certainly make themselves wings; they fly away as an eagle toward heaven.

Proverbs 23:6

Eat thou not the bread of [him that hath] an evil eye, neither desire thou his dainty meats:

Proverbs 23:7

For as he thinketh in his heart, so [is] he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart [is] not with thee.

Proverbs 23:8

The morsel [which] thou hast eaten shalt thou vomit up, and lose thy sweet words.

Proverbs 23:9

Speak not in the ears of a fool: for he will despise the wisdom of thy words.

Proverbs 23:10

Remove not the old landmark; and enter not into the fields of the fatherless:

Proverbs 23:11

For their redeemer [is] mighty; he shall plead their cause with thee.

Proverbs 23:12

Apply thine heart unto instruction, and thine ears to the words of knowledge.

Proverbs 23:13

Withhold not correction from the child: for [if] thou beatest him with the rod, he shall not die.

Proverbs 23:14

Thou shalt beat him with the rod, and shalt deliver his soul from hell.

Proverbs 23:15

My son, if thine heart be wise, my heart shall rejoice, even mine.

Proverbs 23:16

Yea, my reins shall rejoice, when thy lips speak right things.

Proverbs 23:17

Let not thine heart envy sinners: but [be thou] in the fear of the LORD all the day long.

Proverbs 23:18

For surely there is an end; and thine expectation shall not be cut off.

Proverbs 23:19

Hear thou, my son, and be wise, and guide thine heart in the way.

Proverbs 23:20

Be not among winebibbers; among riotous eaters of flesh:

Proverbs 23:21

For the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty: and drowsiness shall clothe [a man] with rags.

Proverbs 23:22

Hearken unto thy father that begat thee, and despise not thy mother when she is old.

Proverbs 23:23

Buy the truth, and sell [it] not; [also] wisdom, and instruction, and understanding.

Proverbs 23:24

The father of the righteous shall greatly rejoice: and he that begetteth a wise [child] shall have joy of him.

Proverbs 23:25

Thy father and thy mother shall be glad, and she that bare thee shall rejoice.

Proverbs 23:26

My son, give me thine heart, and let thine eyes observe my ways.

Proverbs 23:27

For a whore [is] a deep ditch; and a strange woman [is] a narrow pit.

Proverbs 23:28

She also lieth in wait as [for] a prey, and increaseth the transgressors among men.

Proverbs 23:29

Who hath woe? who hath sorrow? who hath contentions? who hath babbling? who hath wounds without cause? who hath redness of eyes?

Proverbs 23:30

They that tarry long at the wine; they that go to seek mixed wine.

Proverbs 23:31

Look not thou upon the wine when it is red, when it giveth his colour in the cup, [when] it moveth itself aright.

Proverbs 23:32

At the last it biteth like a serpent, and stingeth like an adder.

Proverbs 23:33

Thine eyes shall behold strange women, and thine heart shall utter perverse things.

Proverbs 23:34

Yea, thou shalt be as he that lieth down in the midst of the sea, or as he that lieth upon the top of a mast.

Proverbs 23:35

They have stricken me, [shalt thou say, and] I was not sick; they have beaten me, [and] I felt [it] not: when shall I awake? I will seek it yet again.