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Proverbs 23

23:1 When thou sittest to eate with a ruler, consider diligently what is before thee. 23:2 And put a knife to thy throate, if thou be a man giuen to appetite. 23:3 Be not desirous of his dainties: for they are deceitfull meate. 23:4 Labour not to bee rich: cease from thine owne wisedome. 23:5 Wilt thou set thine eyes vpon that which is not for riches certainly make themselues wings, they fly away as an Eagle toward heauen. 23:6 Eate thou not the bread of him that hath an euill eye, neither desire thou his dainty meates. 23:7 For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eate, and drinke, sayth he to thee, but his heart is not with thee. 23:8 The morsell which thou hast eaten, shalt thou vomite vp, and loose thy sweete words. 23:9 Speake not in the eares of a foole: for hee will despise the wisedome of thy words. 23:10 Remoue not the old landmarke; and enter not into the fields of the fatherlesse. 23:11 For their redeemer is mighty; he shall plead their cause with thee. 23:12 Apply thine heart vnto instruction, and thine eares to the words of knowledge. 23:13 Withhold not correction from the child: for if thou beatest him with the rod, he shall not die. 23:14 Thou shalt beate him with the rod, and shalt deliuer his soule from hell. 23:15 My sonne, if thine heart be wise, my heart shall reioyce, euen mine. 23:16 Yea my reines shall reioyce, when thy lippes speake right things. 23:17 Let not thine heart enuy sinners, but be thou in the feare of the Lord all the day long. 23:18 For surely there is an end, and thine expectation shall not be cut off. 23:19 Heare thou, my sonne, and be wise, and guide thine heart in the way. 23:20 Be not amongst wine-bibbers; amongst riotous eaters of flesh. 23:21 For the drunkard and the glutton shall come to pouerty; and drousinesse shall cloath a man with ragges. 23:22 Hearken vnto thy father that begate thee, and despise not thy mother when she is old. 23:23 Buy the trueth, and sell it not; also wisedome and instruction and vnderstanding. 23:24 The father of the righteous shall greatly reioyce: and he that begetteth a wise child, shall haue ioy of him. 23:25 Thy father and thy mother shall be glad, and she that bare thee shall reioyce. 23:26 My sonne, giue me thine heart, and let thine eyes obserue my wayes. 23:27 For an whore is a deepe ditch; and a strange woman is a narrow pit. 23:28 She also lyeth in wait as for a pray, and increaseth the transgressours among men. 23:29 Who hath woe who hath sorrow who hath contentions who hath babbling who hath wounds without cause who hath rednesse of eyes 23:30 They that tarry long at the wine, they that goe to seeke mixt wine. 23:31 Looke not thou vpon the wine when it is red, when it giueth his colour in the cup, when it moueth it selfe aright. 23:32 At the last it biteth like a serpent, and stingeth like an adder. 23:33 Thine eyes shall behold strange women, and thine heart shall vtter peruerse things. 23:34 Yea thou shalt be as he that lyeth downe in the midst of the sea, or as he that lyeth vpon the top of a mast. 23:35 They haue striken me, shalt thou say, and I was not sicke: they haue beaten me, and I felt it not: when shall I awake I will seeke it yet againe.

King James Version 1611 - Public Domain