Proverbs 23

nkjv@Proverbs:23:1 @ When you sit down to eat with a ruler, Consider carefully what is before you;

nkjv@Proverbs:23:2 @ And put a knife to your throat If you are a man given to appetite.

nkjv@Proverbs:23:3 @ Do not desire his delicacies, For they are deceptive food.

nkjv@Proverbs:23:4 @ Do not overwork to be rich; Because of your own understanding, cease!

nkjv@Proverbs:23:5 @ Will you set your eyes on that which is not? For riches certainly make themselves wings; They fly away like an eagle toward heaven.

nkjv@Proverbs:23:6 @ Do not eat the bread of a miser, Nor desire his delicacies;

nkjv@Proverbs:23:7 @ For as he thinks in his heart, so is he. "Eat and drink!" he says to you, But his heart is not with you.

nkjv@Proverbs:23:8 @ The morsel you have eaten, you will vomit up, And waste your pleasant words.

nkjv@Proverbs:23:9 @ Do not speak in the hearing of a fool, For he will despise the wisdom of your words.

nkjv@Proverbs:23:10 @ Do not remove the ancient landmark, Nor enter the fields of the fatherless;

nkjv@Proverbs:23:11 @ For their Redeemer is mighty; He will plead their cause against you.

nkjv@Proverbs:23:12 @ Apply your heart to instruction, And your ears to words of knowledge.

nkjv@Proverbs:23:13 @ Do not withhold correction from a child, For if you beat him with a rod, he will not die.

nkjv@Proverbs:23:14 @ You shall beat him with a rod, And deliver his soul from hell.

nkjv@Proverbs:23:15 @ My son, if your heart is wise, My heart will rejoice--indeed, I myself;

nkjv@Proverbs:23:16 @ Yes, my inmost being will rejoice When your lips speak right things.

nkjv@Proverbs:23:17 @ Do not let your heart envy sinners, But be zealous for the fear of the LORD all the day;

nkjv@Proverbs:23:18 @ For surely there is a hereafter, And your hope will not be cut off.

nkjv@Proverbs:23:19 @ Hear, my son, and be wise; And guide your heart in the way.

nkjv@Proverbs:23:20 @ Do not mix with winebibbers, Or with gluttonous eaters of meat;

nkjv@Proverbs:23:21 @ For the drunkard and the glutton will come to poverty, And drowsiness will clothe a man with rags.

nkjv@Proverbs:23:22 @ Listen to your father who begot you, And do not despise your mother when she is old.

nkjv@Proverbs:23:23 @ Buy the truth, and do not sell it, Also wisdom and instruction and understanding.

nkjv@Proverbs:23:24 @ The father of the righteous will greatly rejoice, And he who begets a wise child will delight in him.

nkjv@Proverbs:23:25 @ Let your father and your mother be glad, And let her who bore you rejoice.

nkjv@Proverbs:23:26 @ My son, give me your heart, And let your eyes observe my ways.

nkjv@Proverbs:23:27 @ For a harlot is a deep pit, And a seductress is a narrow well.

nkjv@Proverbs:23:28 @ She also lies in wait as for a victim, And increases the unfaithful among men.

nkjv@Proverbs:23:29 @ Who has woe? Who has sorrow? Who has contentions? Who has complaints? Who has wounds without cause? Who has redness of eyes?

nkjv@Proverbs:23:30 @ Those who linger long at the wine, Those who go in search of mixed wine.

nkjv@Proverbs:23:31 @ Do not look on the wine when it is red, When it sparkles in the cup, When it swirls around smoothly;

nkjv@Proverbs:23:32 @ At the last it bites like a serpent, And stings like a viper.

nkjv@Proverbs:23:33 @ Your eyes will see strange things, And your heart will utter perverse things.

nkjv@Proverbs:23:34 @ Yes, you will be like one who lies down in the midst of the sea, Or like one who lies at the top of the mast, saying:

nkjv@Proverbs:23:35 @ "They have struck me, but I was not hurt; They have beaten me, but I did not feel it. When shall I awake, that I may seek another drink?

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