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Proverbs 23


Proverbs 23:1 When you sit down to dine with a ruler, Consider carefully what is before you,
Proverbs 23:2 And put a knife to your throat If you are a man of great appetite.
Proverbs 23:3 Do not desire his delicacies, For it is deceptive food.
Proverbs 23:4 Do not weary yourself to gain wealth, Cease from your consideration of it.
Proverbs 23:5 When you set your eyes on it, it is gone. For wealth certainly makes itself wings Like an eagle that flies toward the heavens.
Proverbs 23:6 Do not eat the bread of a selfish man, Or desire his delicacies;
Proverbs 23:7 For as he thinks within himself, so he is. He says to you," Eat and drink!" But his heart is not with you.
Proverbs 23:8 You will vomit up the morsel you have eaten, And waste your compliments.
Proverbs 23:9 Do not speak in the hearing of a fool, For he will despise the wisdom of your words.
Proverbs 23:10 Do not move the ancient boundary Or go into the fields of the fatherless,
Proverbs 23:11 For their Redeemer is strong; He will plead their case against you.
Proverbs 23:12 Apply your heart to discipline And your ears to words of knowledge.
Proverbs 23:13 Do not hold back discipline from the child, Although you strike him with the rod, he will not die.
Proverbs 23:14 You shall strike him with the rod And rescue his soul from Sheol.
Proverbs 23:15 My son, if your heart is wise, My own heart also will be glad;
Proverbs 23:16 And my inmost being will rejoice When your lips speak what is right.
Proverbs 23:17 Do not let your heart envy sinners, But live in the fear of the Lord always.
Proverbs 23:18 Surely there is a future, And your hope will not be cut off.
Proverbs 23:19 Listen, my son, and be wise, And direct your heart in the way.
Proverbs 23:20 Do not be with heavy drinkers of wine, Or with gluttonous eaters of meat;
Proverbs 23:21 For the heavy drinker and the glutton will come to poverty, And drowsiness will clothe one with rags.
Proverbs 23:22 Listen to your father who begot you, And do not despise your mother when she is old.
Proverbs 23:23 Buy truth, and do not sell it, Get wisdom and instruction and understanding.
Proverbs 23:24 The father of the righteous will greatly rejoice, And he who sires a wise son will be glad in him.
Proverbs 23:25 Let your father and your mother be glad, And let her rejoice who gave birth to you.
Proverbs 23:26 Give me your heart, my son, And let your eyes delight in my ways.
Proverbs 23:27 For a harlot is a deep pit And an adulterous woman is a narrow well.
Proverbs 23:28 Surely she lurks as a robber, And increases the faithless among men.
Proverbs 23:29 Who has woe? Who has sorrow? Who has contentions? Who has complaining? Who has wounds without cause? Who has redness of eyes?
Proverbs 23:30 Those who linger long over wine, Those who go to taste mixed wine.
Proverbs 23:31 Do not look on the wine when it is red, When it sparkles in the cup, When it goes down smoothly;
Proverbs 23:32 At the last it bites like a serpent And stings like a viper.
Proverbs 23:33 Your eyes will see strange things And your mind will utter perverse things.
Proverbs 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.
Proverbs 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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Proverbs 23:1 When thou sittest to eat with a ruler, consider diligently what is before thee: Proverbs 23:1 When you sit down to dine with a ruler, Consider carefully what is before you, Proverbs 23:1 ἐὰν καθίσῃς δειπνεῖν ἐπὶ τραπέζης δυναστῶν νοητῶς νόει τὰ παρατιθέμενά σοι
Proverbs 23:2 And put a knife to thy throat, if thou be a man given to appetite. Proverbs 23:2 And put a knife to your throat If you are a man of great appetite. Proverbs 23:2 καὶ ἐπίβαλλε τὴν χεῖρά σου εἰδὼς ὅτι τοιαῦτά σε δεῖ παρασκευάσαι
Proverbs 23:3 Be not desirous of his dainties: for they are deceitful meat. Proverbs 23:3 Do not desire his delicacies, For it is deceptive food. Proverbs 23:3 εἰ δὲ ἀπληστότερος εἶ μὴ ἐπιθύμει τῶν ἐδεσμάτων αὐτοῦ ταῦτα γὰρ ἔχεται ζωῆς ψευδοῦς
Proverbs 23:4 Labour not to be rich: cease from thine own wisdom. Proverbs 23:4 Do not weary yourself to gain wealth, Cease from your consideration of it. Proverbs 23:4 μὴ παρεκτείνου πένης ὢν πλουσίῳ τῇ δὲ σῇ ἐννοίᾳ ἀπόσχου
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 23:5 When you set your eyes on it, it is gone. For wealth certainly makes itself wings Like an eagle that flies toward the heavens. Proverbs 23:5 ἐὰν ἐπιστήσῃς τὸ σὸν ὄμμα πρὸς αὐτόν οὐδαμοῦ φανεῖται κατεσκεύασται γὰρ αὐτῷ πτέρυγες ὥσπερ ἀετοῦ καὶ ὑποστρέφει εἰς τὸν οἶκον τοῦ προεστηκότος αὐτοῦ
Proverbs 23:6 Eat thou not the bread of him that hath an evil eye, neither desire thou his dainty meats: Proverbs 23:6 Do not eat the bread of a selfish man, Or desire his delicacies; Proverbs 23:6 μὴ συνδείπνει ἀνδρὶ βασκάνῳ μηδὲ ἐπιθύμει τῶν βρωμάτων αὐτοῦ
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 23:7 For as he thinks within himself, so he is. He says to you," Eat and drink!" But his heart is not with you. Proverbs 23:7 ὃν τρόπον γὰρ εἴ τις καταπίοι τρίχα οὕτως ἐσθίει καὶ πίνει
Proverbs 23:8 The morsel which thou hast eaten shalt thou vomit up, and lose thy sweet words. Proverbs 23:8 You will vomit up the morsel you have eaten, And waste your compliments. Proverbs 23:8 μηδὲ πρὸς σὲ εἰσαγάγῃς αὐτὸν καὶ φάγῃς τὸν ψωμόν σου μετ᾽ αὐτοῦ ἐξεμέσει γὰρ αὐτὸν καὶ λυμανεῖται τοὺς λόγους σου τοὺς καλούς
Proverbs 23:9 Speak not in the ears of a fool: for he will despise the wisdom of thy words. Proverbs 23:9 Do not speak in the hearing of a fool, For he will despise the wisdom of your words. Proverbs 23:9 εἰς ὦτα ἄφρονος μηδὲν λέγε μήποτε μυκτηρίσῃ τοὺς συνετοὺς λόγους σου
Proverbs 23:10 Remove not the old landmark; and enter not into the fields of the fatherless: Proverbs 23:10 Do not move the ancient boundary Or go into the fields of the fatherless, Proverbs 23:10 μὴ μεταθῇς ὅρια αἰώνια εἰς δὲ κτῆμα ὀρφανῶν μὴ εἰσέλθῃς
Proverbs 23:11 For their redeemer is mighty; he shall plead their cause with thee. Proverbs 23:11 For their Redeemer is strong; He will plead their case against you. Proverbs 23:11 ὁ γὰρ λυτρούμενος αὐτοὺς κύριος κραταιός ἐστιν καὶ κρινεῖ τὴν κρίσιν αὐτῶν μετὰ σοῦ
Proverbs 23:12 Apply thine heart unto instruction, and thine ears to the words of knowledge. Proverbs 23:12 Apply your heart to discipline And your ears to words of knowledge. Proverbs 23:12 δὸς εἰς παιδείαν τὴν καρδίαν σου τὰ δὲ ὦτά σου ἑτοίμασον λόγοις αἰσθήσεως
Proverbs 23:13 Withhold not correction from the child: for if thou beatest him with the rod, he shall not die. Proverbs 23:13 Do not hold back discipline from the child, Although you strike him with the rod, he will not die. Proverbs 23:13 μὴ ἀπόσχῃ νήπιον παιδεύειν ὅτι ἐὰν πατάξῃς αὐτὸν ῥάβδῳ οὐ μὴ ἀποθάνῃ
Proverbs 23:14 Thou shalt beat him with the rod, and shalt deliver his soul from hell. Proverbs 23:14 You shall strike him with the rod And rescue his soul from Sheol. Proverbs 23:14 σὺ μὲν γὰρ πατάξεις αὐτὸν ῥάβδῳ τὴν δὲ ψυχὴν αὐτοῦ ἐκ θανάτου ῥύσῃ
Proverbs 23:15 My son, if thine heart be wise, my heart shall rejoice, even mine. Proverbs 23:15 My son, if your heart is wise, My own heart also will be glad; Proverbs 23:15 υἱέ ἐὰν σοφὴ γένηταί σου ἡ καρδία εὐφρανεῖς καὶ τὴν ἐμὴν καρδίαν
Proverbs 23:16 Yea, my reins shall rejoice, when thy lips speak right things. Proverbs 23:16 And my inmost being will rejoice When your lips speak what is right. Proverbs 23:16 καὶ ἐνδιατρίψει λόγοις τὰ σὰ χείλη πρὸς τὰ ἐμὰ χείλη ἐὰν ὀρθὰ ὦσιν
Proverbs 23:17 Let not thine heart envy sinners: but be thou in the fear of the LORD all the day long. Proverbs 23:17 Do not let your heart envy sinners, But live in the fear of the Lord always. Proverbs 23:17 μὴ ζηλούτω ἡ καρδία σου ἁμαρτωλούς ἀλλὰ ἐν φόβῳ κυρίου ἴσθι ὅλην τὴν ἡμέραν
Proverbs 23:18 For surely there is an end; and thine expectation shall not be cut off. Proverbs 23:18 Surely there is a future, And your hope will not be cut off. Proverbs 23:18 ἐὰν γὰρ τηρήσῃς αὐτά ἔσται σοι ἔκγονα ἡ δὲ ἐλπίς σου οὐκ ἀποστήσεται
Proverbs 23:19 Hear thou, my son, and be wise, and guide thine heart in the way. Proverbs 23:19 Listen, my son, and be wise, And direct your heart in the way. Proverbs 23:19 ἄκουε υἱέ καὶ σοφὸς γίνου καὶ κατεύθυνε ἐννοίας σῆς καρδίας
Proverbs 23:20 Be not among winebibbers; among riotous eaters of flesh: Proverbs 23:20 Do not be with heavy drinkers of wine, Or with gluttonous eaters of meat; Proverbs 23:20 μὴ ἴσθι οἰνοπότης μηδὲ ἐκτείνου συμβολαῖς κρεῶν τε ἀγορασμοῖς
Proverbs 23:21 For the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty: and drowsiness shall clothe a man with rags. Proverbs 23:21 For the heavy drinker and the glutton will come to poverty, And drowsiness will clothe one with rags. Proverbs 23:21 πᾶς γὰρ μέθυσος καὶ πορνοκόπος πτωχεύσει καὶ ἐνδύσεται διερρηγμένα καὶ ῥακώδη πᾶς ὑπνώδης
Proverbs 23:22 Hearken unto thy father that begat thee, and despise not thy mother when she is old. Proverbs 23:22 Listen to your father who begot you, And do not despise your mother when she is old. Proverbs 23:22 ἄκουε υἱέ πατρὸς τοῦ γεννήσαντός σε καὶ μὴ καταφρόνει ὅτι γεγήρακέν σου ἡ μήτηρ
Proverbs 23:23 Buy the truth, and sell it not; also wisdom, and instruction, and understanding. Proverbs 23:23 Buy truth, and do not sell it, Get wisdom and instruction and understanding. Proverbs 23:23 LXX differs
Proverbs 23:24 The father of the righteous shall greatly rejoice: and he that begetteth a wise child shall have joy of him. Proverbs 23:24 The father of the righteous will greatly rejoice, And he who sires a wise son will be glad in him. Proverbs 23:24 καλῶς ἐκτρέφει πατὴρ δίκαιος ἐπὶ δὲ υἱῷ σοφῷ εὐφραίνεται ἡ ψυχὴ αὐτοῦ
Proverbs 23:25 Thy father and thy mother shall be glad, and she that bare thee shall rejoice. Proverbs 23:25 Let your father and your mother be glad, And let her rejoice who gave birth to you. Proverbs 23:25 εὐφραινέσθω ὁ πατὴρ καὶ ἡ μήτηρ ἐπὶ σοί καὶ χαιρέτω ἡ τεκοῦσά σε
Proverbs 23:26 My son, give me thine heart, and let thine eyes observe my ways. Proverbs 23:26 Give me your heart, my son, And let your eyes delight in my ways. Proverbs 23:26 δός μοι υἱέ σὴν καρδίαν οἱ δὲ σοὶ ὀφθαλμοὶ ἐμὰς ὁδοὺς τηρείτωσαν
Proverbs 23:27 For a whore is a deep ditch; and a strange woman is a narrow pit. Proverbs 23:27 For a harlot is a deep pit And an adulterous woman is a narrow well. Proverbs 23:27 πίθος γὰρ τετρημένος ἐστὶν ἀλλότριος οἶκος καὶ φρέαρ στενὸν ἀλλότριον
Proverbs 23:28 She also lieth in wait as for a prey, and increaseth the transgressors among men. Proverbs 23:28 Surely she lurks as a robber, And increases the faithless among men. Proverbs 23:28 οὗτος γὰρ συντόμως ἀπολεῖται καὶ πᾶς παράνομος ἀναλωθήσεται
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 23:29 Who has woe? Who has sorrow? Who has contentions? Who has complaining? Who has wounds without cause? Who has redness of eyes? Proverbs 23:29 τίνι οὐαί τίνι θόρυβος τίνι κρίσις τίνι ἀηδίαι καὶ λέσχαι τίνι συντρίμματα διὰ κενῆς τίνος πέλειοι οἱ ὀφθαλμοί
Proverbs 23:30 They that tarry long at the wine; they that go to seek mixed wine. Proverbs 23:30 Those who linger long over wine, Those who go to taste mixed wine. Proverbs 23:30 οὐ τῶν ἐγχρονιζόντων ἐν οἴνοις οὐ τῶν ἰχνευόντων ποῦ πότοι γίνονται
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 23:31 Do not look on the wine when it is red, When it sparkles in the cup, When it goes down smoothly; Proverbs 23:31 μὴ μεθύσκεσθε οἴνῳ ἀλλὰ ὁμιλεῖτε ἀνθρώποις δικαίοις καὶ ὁμιλεῖτε ἐν περιπάτοις ἐὰν γὰρ εἰς τὰς φιάλας καὶ τὰ ποτήρια δῷς τοὺς ὀφθαλμούς σου ὕστερον περιπατήσεις γυμνότερος ὑπέρου
Proverbs 23:32 At the last it biteth like a serpent, and stingeth like an adder. Proverbs 23:32 At the last it bites like a serpent And stings like a viper. Proverbs 23:32 τὸ δὲ ἔσχατον ὥσπερ ὑπὸ ὄφεως πεπληγὼς ἐκτείνεται καὶ ὥσπερ ὑπὸ κεράστου διαχεῖται αὐτῷ ὁ ἰός
Proverbs 23:33 Thine eyes shall behold strange women, and thine heart shall utter perverse things. Proverbs 23:33 Your eyes will see strange things And your mind will utter perverse things. Proverbs 23:33 οἱ ὀφθαλμοί σου ὅταν ἴδωσιν ἀλλοτρίαν τὸ στόμα σου τότε λαλήσει σκολιά
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 23:34 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. Proverbs 23:34 καὶ κατακείσῃ ὥσπερ ἐν καρδίᾳ θαλάσσης καὶ ὥσπερ κυβερνήτης ἐν πολλῷ κλύδωνι
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. Proverbs 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." Proverbs 23:35 ἐρεῖς δέ τύπτουσίν με καὶ οὐκ ἐπόνεσα καὶ ἐνέπαιξάν μοι ἐγὼ δὲ οὐκ ᾔδειν πότε ὄρθρος ἔσται ἵνα ἐλθὼν ζητήσω μεθ᾽ ὧν συνελεύσομαι

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