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Proverbs 23

NLT 1 While dining with a ruler, pay attention to what is put before you. NIV 1 When you sit to dine with a ruler, note well what is before you, NLT 2 If you are a big eater, put a knife to your throat; NIV 2 and put a knife to your throat if you are given to gluttony. NLT 3 don’t desire all the delicacies, for he might be trying to trick you. NIV 3 Do not crave his delicacies, for that food is deceptive. NLT 4 Don’t wear yourself out trying to get rich. Be wise enough to know when to quit. NIV 4 Do not wear yourself out to get rich; have the wisdom to show restraint NLT 5 In the blink of an eye wealth disappears, for it will sprout wings and fly away 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. NLT 6 Don’t eat with people who are stingy; don’t desire their delicacies. NIV 6 Do not eat the food of a stingy man, do not crave his delicacies; NLT 7 They are always thinking about how much it costs. “Eat and drink,” they say, but they don’t mean it. 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. NLT 8 You will throw up what little you’ve eaten, and your compliments will be wasted. NIV 8 You will vomit up the little you have eaten and will have wasted your compliments. NLT 9 Don’t waste your breath on fools, for they will despise the wisest advice. NIV 9 Do not speak to a fool, for he will scorn the wisdom of your words. NLT 10 Don’t cheat your neighbor by moving the ancient boundary markers; don’t take the land of defenseless orphans. NIV 10 Do not move an ancient boundary stone or encroach on the fields of the fatherless, NLT 11 For their Redeemer is strong; he himself will bring their charges against you. NIV 11 for their Defender is strong; he will take up their case against you. NLT 12 Commit yourself to instruction; listen carefully to words of knowledge. NIV 12 Apply your heart to instruction and your ears to words of knowledge. NLT 13 Don’t fail to discipline your children. The rod of punishment won’t kill them. NIV 13 Do not withhold discipline from a child; if you punish him with the rod, he will not die. NLT 14 Physical discipline may well save them from death. NIV 14 Punish him with the rod and save his soul from death. NLT 15 My child, if your heart is wise, my own heart will rejoice! NIV 15 My son, if your heart is wise, then my heart will be glad; NLT 16 Everything in me will celebrate when you speak what is right. NIV 16 my inmost being will rejoice when your lips speak what is right. NLT 17 Don’t envy sinners, but always continue to fear the . NIV 17 Do not let your heart envy sinners, but always be zealous for the fear of the LORD. NLT 18 You will be rewarded for this; your hope will not be disappointed. NIV 18 There is surely a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off. NLT 19 My child, listen and be wise: Keep your heart on the right course. NIV 19 Listen, my son, and be wise, and keep your heart on the right path NLT 20 Do not carouse with drunkards or feast with gluttons, NIV 20 Do not join those who drink too much wine or gorge themselves on meat, NLT 21 for they are on their way to poverty, and too much sleep clothes them in rags. NIV 21 for drunkards and gluttons become poor, and drowsiness clothes them in rags NLT 22 Listen to your father, who gave you life, and don’t 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. NLT 23 Get the truth and never sell it; also get wisdom, discipline, and good judgment. NIV 23 Buy the truth and do not sell it; get wisdom, discipline and understanding. NLT 24 The father of godly children has cause for joy. What a pleasure to have children who are wise. NIV 24 The father of a righteous man has great joy; he who has a wise son delights in him. NLT 25 So give your father and mother joy! May she who gave you birth be happy. NIV 25 May your father and mother be glad; may she who gave you birth rejoice! NLT 26 O my son, give me your heart. May your eyes take delight in following my ways. NIV 26 My son, give me your heart and let your eyes keep to my ways, NLT 27 A prostitute is a dangerous trap; a promiscuous woman is as dangerous as falling into a narrow well. NIV 27 for a prostitute is a deep pit and a wayward wife is a narrow well. NLT 28 She hides and waits like a robber, eager to make more men unfaithful. NIV 28 Like a bandit she lies in wait, and multiplies the unfaithful among men. NLT 29 Who has anguish? Who has sorrow? Who is always fighting? Who is always complaining? Who has unnecessary 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? NLT 30 It is the one who spends long hours in the taverns, trying out new drinks. NIV 30 Those who linger over wine, who go to sample bowls of mixed wine. NLT 31 Don’t gaze at the wine, seeing how red it is, how it sparkles in the cup, how smoothly it goes down. NIV 31 Do not gaze at wine when it is red, when it sparkles in the cup, when it goes down smoothly! NLT 32 For in the end it bites like a poisonous snake; it stings like a viper. NIV 32 In the end it bites like a snake and poisons like a viper. NLT 33 You will see hallucinations, and you will say crazy things. NIV 33 Your eyes will see strange sights and your mind imagine confusing things. NLT 34 You will stagger like a sailor tossed at sea, clinging to a swaying mast. NIV 34 You will be like one sleeping on the high seas, lying on top of the rigging. NLT 35 And you will say, “They hit me, but I didn’t feel it. I didn’t even know it when they beat me up. When will I wake up so I can look for 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?"