Parallel Bible results for Proverbs 23:22-32

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Proverbs 23:22-32

NRS 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. NRS 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. NRS 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. NRS 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! NRS 26 My child, 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, NRS 27 For a prostitute is a deep pit; an adulteress is a narrow well. NIV 27 for a prostitute is a deep pit and a wayward wife is a narrow well. NRS 28 She lies in wait like a robber and increases the number of the faithless. NIV 28 Like a bandit she lies in wait, and multiplies the unfaithful among men. NRS 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? NRS 30 Those who linger late over wine, those who keep trying mixed wines. NIV 30 Those who linger over wine, who go to sample bowls of mixed wine. NRS 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! NRS 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.