Listen to your father, who gave you life, and do not despise your mother when she is old.
References for Proverbs 23:22
Buy the truth and do not sell it— wisdom, instruction and insight as well.
References for Proverbs 23:23
The father of a righteous child has great joy; a man who fathers a wise son rejoices in him.
References for Proverbs 23:24
May your father and mother rejoice; may she who gave you birth be joyful!
References for Proverbs 23:25
My son, give me your heart and let your eyes delight in my ways,
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for an adulterous woman is a deep pit, and a wayward wife is a narrow well.
References for Proverbs 23:27
Like a bandit she lies in wait and multiplies the unfaithful among men.
References for Proverbs 23:28
Who has woe? Who has sorrow? Who has strife? Who has complaints? Who has needless bruises? Who has bloodshot eyes?
References for Proverbs 23:29
Those who linger over wine, who go to sample bowls of mixed wine.
References for Proverbs 23:30
Do not gaze at wine when it is red, when it sparkles in the cup, when it goes down smoothly!
In the end it bites like a snake and poisons like a viper.