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Proverbs 23

RSV 1 When you sit down to eat with a ruler, observe carefully what is before you; NIV 1 When you sit to dine with a ruler, note well what is before you, RSV 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. RSV 3 Do not desire his delicacies, for they are deceptive food. NIV 3 Do not crave his delicacies, for that food is deceptive. RSV 4 Do not toil to acquire wealth; be wise enough to desist NIV 4 Do not wear yourself out to get rich; have the wisdom to show restraint RSV 5 When your eyes light upon it, it is gone; for suddenly it takes to itself wings, flying 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. RSV 6 Do not eat the bread of a man who is stingy; do not desire his delicacies; NIV 6 Do not eat the food of a stingy man, do not crave his delicacies; RSV 7 for he is like one who is inwardly reckoning. "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. RSV 8 You will vomit up the morsels which you have eaten, and waste your pleasant words. NIV 8 You will vomit up the little you have eaten and will have wasted your compliments. RSV 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. RSV 10 Do not remove an ancient landmark or enter the fields of the fatherless; NIV 10 Do not move an ancient boundary stone or encroach on the fields of the fatherless, RSV 11 for their Redeemer is strong; he will plead their cause against you. NIV 11 for their Defender is strong; he will take up their case against you. RSV 12 Apply your mind to instruction and your ear to words of knowledge. NIV 12 Apply your heart to instruction and your ears to words of knowledge. RSV 13 Do not withhold discipline from a child; 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. RSV 14 If you beat him with the rod you will save his life from Sheol NIV 14 Punish him with the rod and save his soul from death. RSV 15 My son, if your heart is wise, my heart too will be glad. NIV 15 My son, if your heart is wise, then my heart will be glad; RSV 16 My soul will rejoice when your lips speak what is right. NIV 16 my inmost being will rejoice when your lips speak what is right. RSV 17 Let not your heart envy sinners, but continue in 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. RSV 18 Surely there is a future, 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. RSV 19 Hear, my son, and be wise, and direct your mind in the way NIV 19 Listen, my son, and be wise, and keep your heart on the right path RSV 20 Be not among winebibbers, or among gluttonous eaters of meat; NIV 20 Do not join those who drink too much wine or gorge themselves on meat, RSV 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 RSV 22 Hearken 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. RSV 23 Buy truth, and do not sell it; buy wisdom, instruction, and understanding. NIV 23 Buy the truth and do not sell it; get wisdom, discipline and understanding. RSV 24 The father of the righteous will greatly rejoice; he who begets a wise son will be glad in him. NIV 24 The father of a righteous man has great joy; he who has a wise son delights in him. RSV 25 Let your father and mother be glad, let her who bore you rejoice. NIV 25 May your father and mother be glad; may she who gave you birth rejoice! RSV 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, RSV 27 For a harlot is a deep pit; an adventuress is a narrow well. NIV 27 for a prostitute is a deep pit and a wayward wife is a narrow well. RSV 28 She lies in wait like a robber and increases the faithless among men. NIV 28 Like a bandit she lies in wait, and multiplies the unfaithful among men. RSV 29 Who has woe? Who has sorrow? Who has strife? Who has complaining? 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? RSV 30 Those who tarry long over wine, those who go to try mixed wine. NIV 30 Those who linger over wine, who go to sample bowls of mixed wine. RSV 31 Do not look at wine when it is red, when it sparkles in the cup and 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! RSV 32 At the last it bites like a serpent, and stings like an adder. NIV 32 In the end it bites like a snake and poisons like a viper. RSV 33 Your eyes will see strange things, and your mind utter perverse things. NIV 33 Your eyes will see strange sights and your mind imagine confusing things. RSV 34 You will be like one who lies down in the midst of the sea, like one who lies on the top of a mast. NIV 34 You will be like one sleeping on the high seas, lying on top of the rigging. RSV 35 "They struck me," you will say, "but I was not hurt; they beat me, but I did not feel it. When shall I awake? I will 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?"