Proverbs 23:22-32 NRS/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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22 Listen to your father who begot you, and do not despise your mother when she is old. 22 Listen to your father, who gave you life, and do not despise your mother when she is old.
23 Buy truth, and do not sell it; buy wisdom, instruction, and understanding. 23 Buy the truth and do not sell it; get wisdom, discipline and understanding.
24 The father of the righteous will greatly rejoice; he who begets a wise son will be glad in him. 24 The father of a righteous man has great joy; he who has a wise son delights in him.
25 Let your father and mother be glad; let her who bore you rejoice. 25 May your father and mother be glad; may she who gave you birth rejoice!
26 My child, give me your heart, and let your eyes observe my ways. 26 My son, give me your heart and let your eyes keep to my ways,
27 For a prostitute is a deep pit; an adulteress is a narrow well. 27 for a prostitute is a deep pit and a wayward wife is a narrow well.
28 She lies in wait like a robber and increases the number of the faithless. 28 Like a bandit she lies in wait, and multiplies the unfaithful among men.
29 Who has woe? Who has sorrow? Who has strife? Who has complaining? Who has wounds without cause? Who has redness of eyes? 29 Who has woe? Who has sorrow? Who has strife? Who has complaints? Who has needless bruises? Who has bloodshot eyes?
30 Those who linger late over wine, those who keep trying mixed wines. 30 Those who linger over wine, who go to sample bowls of mixed wine.
31 Do not look at wine when it is red, when it sparkles in the cup and goes down smoothly. 31 Do not gaze at wine when it is red, when it sparkles in the cup, when it goes down smoothly!
32 At the last it bites like a serpent, and stings like an adder. 32 In the end it bites like a snake and poisons like a viper.