Book 20 of 66: Proverbs: Chapter 023 of 31

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020:023:001
When thou sittest to eat with a ruler,
consider diligently what is before thee:


020:023:002
And put a knife to thy throat,
if thou be a man given to appetite.


020:023:003
Be not desirous of his dainties:
for they are deceitful meat.


020:023:004
Labour not to be rich:
cease from thine own wisdom.


020:023:005
Wilt thou set thine eyes upon that which is not?
for riches certainly make themselves wings;
they fly away as an eagle toward heaven.


020:023:006
Eat thou not the bread of him that hath an evil eye,
neither desire thou his dainty meats:


020:023:007
For as he thinketh in his heart,
so is he:
Eat and drink,
saith he to thee;
but his heart is not with thee.


020:023:008
The morsel which thou hast eaten shalt thou vomit up,
and lose thy sweet words.


020:023:009
Speak not in the ears of a fool:
for he will despise the wisdom of thy words.


020:023:010
Remove not the old landmark;
and enter not into the fields of the fatherless:


020:023:011
For their redeemer is mighty;
he shall plead their cause with thee.


020:023:012
Apply thine heart unto instruction,
and thine ears to the words of knowledge.


020:023:013
Withhold not correction from the child:
for if thou beatest him with the rod,
he shall not die.


020:023:014
Thou shalt beat him with the rod,
and shalt deliver his soul from hell.


020:023:015
My son,
if thine heart be wise,
my heart shall rejoice,
even mine.


020:023:016
Yea,
my reins shall rejoice,
when thy lips speak right things.


020:023:017
Let not thine heart envy sinners:
but be thou in the fear of the LORD all the day long.


020:023:018
For surely there is an end;
and thine expectation shall not be cut off.


020:023:019
Hear thou,
my son,
and be wise,
and guide thine heart in the way.


020:023:020
Be not among winebibbers;
among riotous eaters of flesh:


020:023:021
For the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty:
and drowsiness shall clothe a man with rags.


020:023:022
Hearken unto thy father that begat thee,
and despise not thy mother when she is old.


020:023:023
Buy the truth,
and sell it not;
also wisdom,
and instruction,
and understanding.


020:023:024
The father of the righteous shall greatly rejoice:
and he that begetteth a wise child shall have joy of him.


020:023:025
Thy father and thy mother shall be glad,
and she that bare thee shall rejoice.


020:023:026
My son,
give me thine heart,
and let thine eyes observe my ways.


020:023:027
For a whore is a deep ditch;
and a strange woman is a narrow pit.


020:023:028
She also lieth in wait as for a prey,
and increaseth the transgressors among men.


020:023:029
Who hath woe?
who hath sorrow?
who hath contentions?
who hath babbling?
who hath wounds without cause?
who hath redness of eyes?


020:023:030
They that tarry long at the wine;
they that go to seek mixed wine.


020:023:031
Look not thou upon the wine when it is red,
when it giveth his colour in the cup,
when it moveth itself aright.


020:023:032
At the last it biteth like a serpent,
and stingeth like an adder.


020:023:033
Thine eyes shall behold strange women,
and thine heart shall utter perverse things.


020:023:034
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.


020:023:035
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.


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