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Proverbs 23

NIV 1 When you sit to dine with a ruler, note well what is before you, NIV 1 When you sit to dine with a ruler, note well what is before you, NIV 2 and put a knife to your throat if you are given to gluttony. NIV 2 and put a knife to your throat if you are given to gluttony. NIV 3 Do not crave his delicacies, for that food is deceptive. NIV 3 Do not crave his delicacies, for that food is deceptive. NIV 4 Do not wear yourself out to get rich; have the wisdom to show restraint NIV 4 Do not wear yourself out to get rich; have the wisdom to show restraint NIV 5 Cast but a glance at riches, and they are gone, for they will surely sprout wings and fly off to the sky like an eagle. NIV 5 Cast but a glance at riches, and they are gone, for they will surely sprout wings and fly off to the sky like an eagle. NIV 6 Do not eat the food of a stingy man, do not crave his delicacies; NIV 6 Do not eat the food of a stingy man, do not crave his delicacies; NIV 7 for he is the kind of man who is always thinking about the cost. "Eat and drink," he says to you, but his heart is not with you. NIV 7 for he is the kind of man who is always thinking about the cost. "Eat and drink," he says to you, but his heart is not with you. NIV 8 You will vomit up the little you have eaten and will have wasted your compliments. NIV 8 You will vomit up the little you have eaten and will have wasted your compliments. NIV 9 Do not speak to a fool, for he will scorn the wisdom of your words. NIV 9 Do not speak to a fool, for he will scorn the wisdom of your words. NIV 10 Do not move an ancient boundary stone or encroach on the fields of the fatherless, NIV 10 Do not move an ancient boundary stone or encroach on the fields of the fatherless, NIV 11 for their Defender is strong; he will take up their case against you. NIV 11 for their Defender is strong; he will take up their case against you. NIV 12 Apply your heart to instruction and your ears to words of knowledge. NIV 12 Apply your heart to instruction and your ears to words of knowledge. NIV 13 Do not withhold discipline from a child; if you punish him with the rod, he will not die. NIV 13 Do not withhold discipline from a child; if you punish him with the rod, he will not die. NIV 14 Punish him with the rod and save his soul from death. NIV 14 Punish him with the rod and save his soul from death. NIV 15 My son, if your heart is wise, then my heart will be glad; NIV 15 My son, if your heart is wise, then my heart will be glad; NIV 16 my inmost being will rejoice when your lips speak what is right. NIV 16 my inmost being will rejoice when your lips speak what is right. NIV 17 Do not let your heart envy sinners, but always be zealous for the fear of the LORD. NIV 17 Do not let your heart envy sinners, but always be zealous for the fear of the LORD. NIV 18 There is surely a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off. NIV 18 There is surely a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off. NIV 19 Listen, my son, and be wise, and keep your heart on the right path NIV 19 Listen, my son, and be wise, and keep your heart on the right path NIV 20 Do not join those who drink too much wine or gorge themselves on meat, NIV 20 Do not join those who drink too much wine or gorge themselves on meat, NIV 21 for drunkards and gluttons become poor, and drowsiness clothes them in rags NIV 21 for drunkards and gluttons become poor, and drowsiness clothes them in rags NIV 22 Listen to your father, who gave you life, and do not despise your mother when she is old. NIV 22 Listen to your father, who gave you life, and do not despise your mother when she is old. NIV 23 Buy the truth and do not sell it; get wisdom, discipline and understanding. NIV 23 Buy the truth and do not sell it; get wisdom, discipline and understanding. NIV 24 The father of a righteous man has great joy; he who has a wise son delights in him. NIV 24 The father of a righteous man has great joy; he who has a wise son delights in him. NIV 25 May your father and mother be glad; may she who gave you birth rejoice! NIV 25 May your father and mother be glad; may she who gave you birth rejoice! NIV 26 My son, give me your heart and let your eyes keep to my ways, NIV 26 My son, give me your heart and let your eyes keep to my ways, NIV 27 for a prostitute is a deep pit and a wayward wife is a narrow well. NIV 27 for a prostitute is a deep pit and a wayward wife is a narrow well. NIV 28 Like a bandit she lies in wait, and multiplies the unfaithful among men. NIV 28 Like a bandit she lies in wait, and multiplies the unfaithful among men. NIV 29 Who has woe? Who has sorrow? Who has strife? Who has complaints? Who has needless bruises? Who has bloodshot eyes? NIV 29 Who has woe? Who has sorrow? Who has strife? Who has complaints? Who has needless bruises? Who has bloodshot eyes? NIV 30 Those who linger over wine, who go to sample bowls of mixed wine. NIV 30 Those who linger over wine, who go to sample bowls of mixed wine. NIV 31 Do not gaze at wine when it is red, when it sparkles in the cup, when it goes down smoothly! NIV 31 Do not gaze at wine when it is red, when it sparkles in the cup, when it goes down smoothly! NIV 32 In the end it bites like a snake and poisons like a viper. NIV 32 In the end it bites like a snake and poisons like a viper. NIV 33 Your eyes will see strange sights and your mind imagine confusing things. NIV 33 Your eyes will see strange sights and your mind imagine confusing things. NIV 34 You will be like one sleeping on the high seas, lying on top of the rigging. NIV 34 You will be like one sleeping on the high seas, lying on top of the rigging. NIV 35 "They hit me," you will say, "but I'm not hurt! They beat me, but I don't feel it! When will I wake up so I can find another drink?" NIV 35 "They hit me," you will say, "but I'm not hurt! They beat me, but I don't feel it! When will I wake up so I can find another drink?"