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Proverbs 23

NAS 1 When you sit down to dine with a ruler, Consider carefully what is before you, NIV 1 When you sit to dine with a ruler, note well what is before you, NAS 2 And put a knife to your throat If you are a man of great appetite. NIV 2 and put a knife to your throat if you are given to gluttony. NAS 3 Do not desire his delicacies, For it is deceptive food. NIV 3 Do not crave his delicacies, for that food is deceptive. NAS 4 Do not weary yourself to gain wealth, Cease from your consideration of it NIV 4 Do not wear yourself out to get rich; do not trust your own cleverness. NAS 5 When you set your eyes on it, it is gone. For wealth certainly makes itself wings Like an eagle that flies toward the heavens. NIV 5 Cast but a glance at riches, and they are gone, for they will surely sprout wings and fly off to the sky like an eagle. NAS 6 Do not eat the bread of a selfish man, Or desire his delicacies; NIV 6 Do not eat the food of a begrudging host, do not crave his delicacies; NAS 7 For as he thinks within himself, so he is. He says to you, "Eat and drink!" But his heart is not with you. NIV 7 for he is the kind of person who is always thinking about the cost.“Eat and drink,” he says to you, but his heart is not with you. NAS 8 You will vomit up the morsel you have eaten, And waste your compliments. NIV 8 You will vomit up the little you have eaten and will have wasted your compliments. NAS 9 Do not speak in the hearing of a fool, For he will despise the wisdom of your words. NIV 9 Do not speak to fools, for they will scorn your prudent words. NAS 10 Do not move the ancient boundary Or go into the fields of the fatherless, NIV 10 Do not move an ancient boundary stone or encroach on the fields of the fatherless, NAS 11 For their Redeemer is strong; He will plead their case against you. NIV 11 for their Defender is strong; he will take up their case against you. NAS 12 Apply your heart to discipline And your ears to words of knowledge. NIV 12 Apply your heart to instruction and your ears to words of knowledge. NAS 13 Do not hold back discipline from the child, although you strike him with the rod, he will not die. NIV 13 Do not withhold discipline from a child; if you punish them with the rod, they will not die. NAS 14 You shall strike him with the rod and rescue his soul from Sheol NIV 14 Punish them with the rod and save them from death. NAS 15 My son, if your heart is wise, My own heart also will be glad; NIV 15 My son, if your heart is wise, then my heart will be glad indeed; NAS 16 And my inmost being will rejoice When your lips speak what is right. NIV 16 my inmost being will rejoice when your lips speak what is right. NAS 17 Do not let your heart envy sinners, But live in the fear of the LORD always . NIV 17 Do not let your heart envy sinners, but always be zealous for the fear of the LORD. NAS 18 Surely there is a future, And your hope will not be cut off. NIV 18 There is surely a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off. NAS 19 Listen, my son, and be wise, And direct your heart in the way NIV 19 Listen, my son, and be wise, and set your heart on the right path: NAS 20 Do not be with heavy drinkers of wine, Or with gluttonous eaters of meat; NIV 20 Do not join those who drink too much wine or gorge themselves on meat, NAS 21 For the heavy drinker and the glutton will come to poverty, And drowsiness will clothe one with rags NIV 21 for drunkards and gluttons become poor, and drowsiness clothes them in rags. NAS 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. NAS 23 Buy truth, and do not sell it, Get wisdom and instruction and understanding. NIV 23 Buy the truth and do not sell it— wisdom, instruction and insight as well. NAS 24 The father of the righteous will greatly rejoice, And he who sires a wise son will be glad in him. NIV 24 The father of a righteous child has great joy; a man who fathers a wise son rejoices in him. NAS 25 Let your father and your mother be glad, And let her rejoice who gave birth to you. NIV 25 May your father and mother rejoice; may she who gave you birth be joyful! NAS 26 Give me your heart, my son, And let your eyes delight in my ways. NIV 26 My son, give me your heart and let your eyes delight in my ways, NAS 27 For a harlot is a deep pit And an adulterous woman is a narrow well. NIV 27 for an adulterous woman is a deep pit, and a wayward wife is a narrow well. NAS 28 Surely she lurks as a robber, And increases the faithless among men. NIV 28 Like a bandit she lies in wait and multiplies the unfaithful among men. NAS 29 Who has woe? Who has sorrow? Who has contentions? 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? NAS 30 Those who linger long over wine, Those who go to taste mixed wine. NIV 30 Those who linger over wine, who go to sample bowls of mixed wine. NAS 31 Do not look on the wine when it is red, When it sparkles in the cup, When it 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! NAS 32 At the last it bites like a serpent And stings like a viper. NIV 32 In the end it bites like a snake and poisons like a viper. NAS 33 Your eyes will see strange things And your mind will utter perverse things. NIV 33 Your eyes will see strange sights, and your mind will imagine confusing things. NAS 34 And you will be like one who lies down in the middle of the sea, Or like one who lies down on the top of a mast. NIV 34 You will be like one sleeping on the high seas, lying on top of the rigging. NAS 35 "They struck me, but I did not become ill; They beat me, but I did not know it. When shall I awake? I will seek another drink." NIV 35 “They hit me,” you will say, “but I’m not hurt! They beat me, but I don’t feel it! When will I wake up so I can find another drink?”

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