Proverbs Chapter 23: Wisdom of God from the Bible! Answers to Life's Questions!

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Chapter 23

 1.When thou sittest to eat with a ruler, consider diligently what is before thee: Proverbs 23:1
2.And put a knife to thy throat, if thou be a man given to appetite. Proverbs 23:2
3.Be not desirous of his dainties: for they are deceitful meat. Proverbs 23:3
 4.Labour not to be rich: cease from thine own wisdom. Proverbs 23:4
 5.Wilt thou set thine eyes upon that which is not? for riches certainly make themselves wings; they fly away as an eagle toward heaven. Proverbs 23:5
6.Eat thou not the bread of him that hath an evil eye, neither desire thou his dainty meats: Proverbs 23:6
 7.For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee. Proverbs 23:7
 8.The morsel which thou hast eaten shalt thou vomit up, and lose thy sweet words. Proverbs 23:8
9.Speak not in the ears of a fool: for he will despise the wisdom of thy words. Proverbs 23:9
 10.Remove not the old landmark; and enter not into the fields of the fatherless: Proverbs 23:10
11.For their redeemer is mighty; he shall plead their cause with thee. Proverbs 23:11
12.Apply thine heart unto instruction, and thine ears to the words of knowledge. Proverbs 23:12
 13.Withhold not correction from the child: for if thou beatest him with the rod, he shall not die. Proverbs 23:13
14.Thou shalt beat him with the rod, and shalt deliver his soul from hell. Proverbs 23:14
 15.My son, if thine heart be wise, my heart shall rejoice, even mine. Proverbs 23:15
 16.Yea, my reins shall rejoice, when thy lips speak right things. Proverbs 23:16
 17.Let not thine heart envy sinners: but be thou in the fear of the LORD all the day long. Proverbs 23:17
18.For surely there is an end; and thine expectation shall not be cut off. Proverbs 23:18
 19.Hear thou, my son, and be wise, and guide thine heart in the way. Proverbs 23:19
20.Be not among winebibbers; among riotous eaters of flesh: Proverbs 23:20
 21.For the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty: and drowsiness shall clothe a man with rags. Proverbs 23:21
22.Hearken unto thy father that begat thee, and despise not thy mother when she is old. Proverbs 23:22
23.Buy the truth, and sell it not; also wisdom, and instruction, and understanding. Proverbs 23:23
 24.The father of the righteous shall greatly rejoice: and he that begetteth a wise child shall have joy of him. Proverbs 23:24
 25.Thy father and thy mother shall be glad, and she that bare thee shall rejoice. Proverbs 23:25
 26.My son, give me thine heart, and let thine eyes observe my ways. Proverbs 23:26
 27.For a whore is a deep ditch; and a strange woman is a narrow pit. Proverbs 23:27
 28.She also lieth in wait as for a prey, and increaseth the transgressors among men. Proverbs 23:28
 29.Who hath woe? who hath sorrow? who hath contentions? who hath babbling? who hath wounds without cause? who hath redness of eyes? Proverbs 23:29
 30.They that tarry long at the wine; they that go to seek mixed wine. Proverbs 23:30
31.Look not thou upon the wine when it is red, when it giveth his colour in the cup, when it moveth itself aright. Proverbs 23:31
32.At the last it biteth like a serpent, and stingeth like an adder. Proverbs 23:32
33.Thine eyes shall behold strange women, and thine heart shall utter perverse things. Proverbs 23:33
 34.Yea, thou shalt be as he that lieth down in the midst of the sea, or as he that lieth upon the top of a mast. Proverbs 23:34
35.They have stricken me, shalt thou say, and I was not sick; they have beaten me, and I felt it not: when shall I awake? I will seek it yet again. Proverbs 23:35