Proverbs 23:19-28 NIV

19 Listen, my son,1 and be wise, and keep your heart on the right path

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20 Do not join those who drink too much wine2 or gorge themselves on meat,

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21 for drunkards and gluttons become poor,3 and drowsiness clothes them in rags

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22 Listen to your father, who gave you life, and do not despise your mother when she is old.4

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23 Buy the truth and do not sell it; get wisdom, discipline and understanding.5

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24 The father of a righteous man has great joy; he who has a wise son delights in him.6

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      25 May your father and mother be glad; may she who gave you birth rejoice!7

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      26 My son,8 give me your heart and let your eyes keep to my ways,9

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      27 for a prostitute is a deep pit10 and a wayward wife is a narrow well.

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      28 Like a bandit she lies in wait,11 and multiplies the unfaithful among men.

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