Proverbs 23:18-28 NIV

18 There is surely a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off.1

References for Proverbs 23:18

19 Listen, my son,2 and be wise, and keep your heart on the right path

References for Proverbs 23:19

20 Do not join those who drink too much wine3 or gorge themselves on meat,

References for Proverbs 23:20

21 for drunkards and gluttons become poor,4 and drowsiness clothes them in rags

References for Proverbs 23:21

22 Listen to your father, who gave you life, and do not despise your mother when she is old.5

References for Proverbs 23:22

23 Buy the truth and do not sell it; get wisdom, discipline and understanding.6

References for Proverbs 23:23

24 The father of a righteous man has great joy; he who has a wise son delights in him.7

References for Proverbs 23:24

      25 May your father and mother be glad; may she who gave you birth rejoice!8

      References for Proverbs 23:25

      26 My son,9 give me your heart and let your eyes keep to my ways,10

      References for Proverbs 23:26

      27 for a prostitute is a deep pit11 and a wayward wife is a narrow well.

      References for Proverbs 23:27

      28 Like a bandit she lies in wait,12 and multiplies the unfaithful among men.

      References for Proverbs 23:28