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Image Image . Genesis . Proverbs . One Chapter for each day of the Month

Proverbs . 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 ..... Proverbs 23 .....Image

........ On Life and Conduct

23:01 .. When you sit down to dine with a ruler, consider carefully what is before you,
23:02 .. And put a knife to your throat if you are a man of great appetite.
23:03 .. Do not desire his delicacies, for it is deceptive food.

23:04 .. Do not weary yourself to gain wealth, cease from your consideration of it.
23:05 .. When you set your eyes on it, it is gone. for wealth certainly makes itself wings like an eagle that flies toward the heavens.

23:06 .. Do not eat the bread of a selfish man, or desire his delicacies;
23:07 .. For as he thinks within himself, so he is. he says to you, “Eat and drink!” but his heart is not with you.
23:08 .. You will vomit up the morsel you have eaten, and waste your compliments.

23:09 .. Do not speak in the hearing of a fool, for he will despise the wisdom of your words.

23:10 .. Do not move the ancient boundary or go into the fields of the fatherless,
23:11 .. For their Redeemer is strong; he will plead their case against you.
23:12 .. Apply your heart to discipline and your ears to words of knowledge.

23:13 .. Do not hold back discipline from the child, although you strike him with the rod, he will not die.
23:14 .. You shall strike him with the rod and rescue his soul from Sheol.

23:15 .. My son, if your heart is wise, my own heart also will be glad;
23:16 .. And my inmost being will rejoice when your lips speak what is right.

23:17 .. Do not let your heart envy sinners, but live in the fear of the Lord always.
23:18 .. Surely there is a future, and your hope will not be cut off.
23:19 .. Listen, my son, and be wise, and direct your heart in the way.
23:20 .. Do not be with heavy drinkers of wine, or with gluttonous eaters of meat;
23:21 .. For the heavy drinker and the glutton will come to poverty, and drowsiness will clothe one with rags.

23:22 .. Listen to your father who begot you, and do not despise your mother when she is old.
23:23 .. Buy truth, and do not sell it, get wisdom and instruction and understanding.

23:24 .. The father of the righteous will greatly rejoice, and he who sires a wise son will be glad in him.
23:25 .. Let your father and your mother be glad, and let her rejoice who gave birth to you.

23:26 .. Give me your heart, my son, and let your eyes delight in my ways.
23:27 .. For a harlot is a deep pit and an adulterous woman is a narrow well.
23:28 .. Surely she lurks as a robber, and increases the faithless among men.

23:29 .. Who has woe? Who has sorrow? who has contentions? Who has complaining? who has wounds without cause? who has redness of eyes?
23:30 .. Those who linger long over wine, those who go to taste mixed wine.
23:31 .. Do not look on the wine when it is red, when it sparkles in the cup, when it goes down smoothly;
23:32 .. At the last it bites like a serpent and stings like a viper.
23:33 .. Your eyes will see strange things and your mind will utter perverse things.
23:34 .. And you will be like one who lies down in the middle of the sea, or like one who lies down on the top of a mast.
23:35 .. “They struck me, but I did not become ill; they beat me, but I did not know it. when shall I awake? I will seek another drink.”


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