Parallel Bible results for Proverbs 23

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Proverbs 23

NKJV 1 When you sit down to eat with a ruler, Consider carefully what is before you; NIV 1 When you sit to dine with a ruler, note well what is before you, NKJV 2 And put a knife to your throat If you are a man given to appetite. NIV 2 and put a knife to your throat if you are given to gluttony. NKJV 3 Do not desire his delicacies, For they are deceptive food. NIV 3 Do not crave his delicacies, for that food is deceptive. NKJV 4 Do not overwork to be rich; Because of your own understanding, cease NIV 4 Do not wear yourself out to get rich; have the wisdom to show restraint NKJV 5 Will you set your eyes on that which is not? For riches certainly make themselves wings; They fly away like an eagle toward heaven. 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. NKJV 6 Do not eat the bread of a miser, Nor desire his delicacies; NIV 6 Do not eat the food of a stingy man, do not crave his delicacies; NKJV 7 For as he thinks in his heart, so is he. "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. NKJV 8 The morsel you have eaten, you will vomit up, And waste your pleasant words. NIV 8 You will vomit up the little you have eaten and will have wasted your compliments. NKJV 9 Do not speak in the hearing of a fool, For he will despise the wisdom of your words. NIV 9 Do not speak to a fool, for he will scorn the wisdom of your words. NKJV 10 Do not remove the ancient landmark, Nor enter the fields of the fatherless; NIV 10 Do not move an ancient boundary stone or encroach on the fields of the fatherless, NKJV 11 For their Redeemer is mighty; He will plead their cause against you. NIV 11 for their Defender is strong; he will take up their case against you. NKJV 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. NKJV 13 Do not withhold correction from a child, For if you beat him with a 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. NKJV 14 You shall beat him with a rod, And deliver his soul from hell. NIV 14 Punish him with the rod and save his soul from death. NKJV 15 My son, if your heart is wise, My heart will rejoice--indeed, I myself; NIV 15 My son, if your heart is wise, then my heart will be glad; NKJV 16 Yes, my inmost being will rejoice When your lips speak right things. NIV 16 my inmost being will rejoice when your lips speak what is right. NKJV 17 Do not let your heart envy sinners, But be zealous for the fear of the Lord all the day; NIV 17 Do not let your heart envy sinners, but always be zealous for the fear of the LORD. NKJV 18 For surely there is a hereafter, 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. NKJV 19 Hear, my son, and be wise; And guide your heart in the way NIV 19 Listen, my son, and be wise, and keep your heart on the right path NKJV 20 Do not mix with winebibbers, Or with gluttonous eaters of meat; NIV 20 Do not join those who drink too much wine or gorge themselves on meat, NKJV 21 For the drunkard and the glutton will come to poverty, And drowsiness will clothe a man with rags NIV 21 for drunkards and gluttons become poor, and drowsiness clothes them in rags NKJV 22 Listen to your father who begot you, 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. NKJV 23 Buy the truth, and do not sell it, Also wisdom and instruction and understanding. NIV 23 Buy the truth and do not sell it; get wisdom, discipline and understanding. NKJV 24 The father of the righteous will greatly rejoice, And he who begets a wise child will delight in him. NIV 24 The father of a righteous man has great joy; he who has a wise son delights in him. NKJV 25 Let your father and your mother be glad, And let her who bore you rejoice. NIV 25 May your father and mother be glad; may she who gave you birth rejoice! NKJV 26 My son, give me your heart, And let your eyes observe my ways. NIV 26 My son, give me your heart and let your eyes keep to my ways, NKJV 27 For a harlot is a deep pit, And a seductress is a narrow well. NIV 27 for a prostitute is a deep pit and a wayward wife is a narrow well. NKJV 28 She also lies in wait as for a victim, And increases the unfaithful among men. NIV 28 Like a bandit she lies in wait, and multiplies the unfaithful among men. NKJV 29 Who has woe? Who has sorrow? Who has contentions? Who has complaints? Who has wounds without cause? Who has redness of eyes? NIV 29 Who has woe? Who has sorrow? Who has strife? Who has complaints? Who has needless bruises? Who has bloodshot eyes? NKJV 30 Those who linger long at the wine, Those who go in search of mixed wine. NIV 30 Those who linger over wine, who go to sample bowls of mixed wine. NKJV 31 Do not look on the wine when it is red, When it sparkles in the cup, When it swirls around smoothly; NIV 31 Do not gaze at wine when it is red, when it sparkles in the cup, when it goes down smoothly! NKJV 32 At the last it bites like a serpent, And stings like a viper. NIV 32 In the end it bites like a snake and poisons like a viper. NKJV 33 Your eyes will see strange things, And your heart will utter perverse things. NIV 33 Your eyes will see strange sights and your mind imagine confusing things. NKJV 34 Yes, you will be like one who lies down in the midst of the sea, Or like one who lies at the top of the mast, saying: NIV 34 You will be like one sleeping on the high seas, lying on top of the rigging. NKJV 35 "They have struck me, but I was not hurt; They have beaten me, but I did not feel it. When shall I awake, that I may seek 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?"