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Proverbs 23
New Living Translation
23While dining with a ruler, pay attention to what is put before you.H3427H3898H4910H995H995H6440 2If you are a big eater, put a knife to your throat;H7760H7915H3930H1167H5315 3don’t desire all the delicacies, for he might be trying to trick you.H183H4303H3577H3899 4Don’t wear yourself out trying to get rich. Be wise enough to know when to quit.H3021H6238H2308H998 5In the blink of an eye wealth disappears, for it will sprout wings and fly away like an eagle.H5774H5774H5869H6213H6213H3671H5774H5774H5404H8064 6Don’t eat with people who are stingy; don’t desire their delicacies.H3898H3899H7451H5869H183H4303 7They are always thinking about how much it costs. “Eat and drink,” they say, but they don’t mean it.H8176H5315H398H8354H559H3820 8You will throw up what little you’ve eaten, and your compliments will be wasted.H6595H398H6958H7843H5273H1697 9Don’t waste your breath on fools, for they will despise the wisest advice.H1696H241H3684H936H7922H4405 10Don’t cheat your neighbor by moving the ancient boundary markers; don’t take the land of defenseless orphans.H5253H5769H1366H935H7704H3490 11For their Redeemer is strong; he himself will bring their charges against you.H1350H2389H7378H7379 12Commit yourself to instruction; listen carefully to words of knowledge.H935H3820H4148H241H561H1847 13Don’t fail to discipline your children. They won’t die if you spank them.H4513H4148H5288H5221H7626H4191 14Physical discipline may well save them from death.H5221H7626H5337H5315H7585 15My child, if your heart is wise, my own heart will rejoice!H1121H3820H2449H3820H8055H589 16Everything in me will celebrate when you speak what is right.H3629H5937H8193H1696H4339 17Don’t envy sinners, but always continue to fear the Lord.H3820H7065H2400H3374H3068H3117 18You will be rewarded for this; your hope will not be disappointed.H3426H319H8615H3772 19My child, listen and be wise. Keep your heart on the right course.H8085H1121H2449H833H3820H1870 20Do not carouse with drunkards or feast with gluttons,H3196H5433H2151H1320 21for they are on their way to poverty, and too much sleep clothes them in rags.H5433H2151H3423H5124H3847H7168 22Listen to your father, who gave you life, and don’t despise your mother when she is old.H8085H1H3205H936H517H2204 23Get the truth and never sell it; also get wisdom, discipline, and good judgment.H7069H571H4376H2451H4148H998 24The father of godly children has cause for joy. What a pleasure to have children who are wise.H1H6662H1524H1523H3205H2450H8055 25So give your father and mother joy! May she who gave you birth be happy.H1H517H8055H3205H1523 26O my son, give me your heart. May your eyes take delight in following my ways.H1121H5414H3820H5869H7521H5341H1870 27A prostitute is a dangerous trap; a promiscuous woman is as dangerous as falling into a narrow well.H2181H6013H7745H5237H6862H875 28She hides and waits like a robber, eager to make more men unfaithful.H693H2863H3254H898H120 29Who has anguish? Who has sorrow? Who is always fighting? Who is always complaining? Who has unnecessary bruises? Who has bloodshot eyes?H188H17H4079H4066H7879H6482H2600H2448H5869 30It is the one who spends long hours in the taverns, trying out new drinks.H309H3196H935H2713H4469 31Don’t gaze at the wine, seeing how red it is, how it sparkles in the cup, how smoothly it goes down.H7200H3196H119H5414H5869H3563H3599H1980H4339 32For in the end it bites like a poisonous snake; it stings like a viper.H319H5391H5175H6567H6848 33You will see hallucinations, and you will say crazy things.H5869H7200H2114H3820H1696H8419 34You will stagger like a sailor tossed at sea, clinging to a swaying mast.H7901H3820H3220H7901H7218H2260 35And you will say, “They hit me, but I didn’t feel it. I didn’t even know it when they beat me up. When will I wake up so I can look for another drink?”H5221H2470H1986H3045H6974H1245H3254


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