Proverbs 23:1-6 NIV

1 When you sit to dine with a ruler, note well whata is before you,

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      2 and put a knife to your throat if you are given to gluttony.
      3 Do not crave his delicacies,1 for that food is deceptive.

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      4 Do not wear yourself out to get rich; have the wisdom to show restraint
      5 Cast but a glance at riches, and they are gone,2 for they will surely sprout wings and fly off to the sky like an eagle.3

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      6 Do not eat the food of a stingy man, do not crave his delicacies;4

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