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Proverbs 23 :: Darby Translation (DBY)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:1 - When thou sittest to eat with a ruler, consider well who is before thee;

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:2 - and put a knife to thy throat, if thou be a man given to appetite.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:3 - Be not desirous of his dainties; for they are deceitful food.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:4 - Weary not thyself to become rich; cease from thine own intelligence:

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:5 - wilt thou set thine eyes upon it, it is gone; for indeed it maketh itself wings and it flieth away as an eagle towards the heavens.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:6 - Eat thou not the food of him that hath an evil eye, neither desire thou his dainties.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:7 - For as he thinketh in his soul, so is he. Eat and drink! will he say unto thee; but his heart is not with thee.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:8 - Thy morsel which thou hast eaten must thou vomit up, and thou wilt have wasted thy sweet words.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:9 - Speak not in the ears of a foolish man, for he will despise the wisdom of thy words.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:10 - Remove not the ancient landmark; and enter not into the fields of the fatherless:

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:11 - for their redeemer is mighty; he will plead their cause against thee.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:12 - Apply thy heart unto instruction, and thine ears to the words of knowledge.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:13 - Withhold not correction from the child; for if thou beatest him with the rod, he shall not die:

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:14 - thou shalt beat him with the rod, and shalt deliver his soul from Sheol.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:15 - My son, if thy heart be wise, my heart shall rejoice, even mine;

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:16 - and my reins shall exult, when thy lips speak right things.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:17 - Let not thy heart envy sinners, but be thou in the fear of Jehovah all the day;

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:18 - for surely there is a result, and thine expectation shall not be cut off.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:19 - Thou, my son, hear and be wise, and direct thy heart in the way.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:20 - Be not among winebibbers, among riotous eaters of flesh.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:21 - For the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty; and drowsiness clotheth with rags.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:22 - Hearken unto thy father that begat thee, and despise not thy mother when she is old.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:23 - Buy the truth, and sell it not; wisdom, and instruction, and intelligence.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:24 - The father of a righteous man shall greatly rejoice, and he that begetteth a wise son shall have joy of him:

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:25 - let thy father and thy mother have joy, and let her that bore thee rejoice.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:26 - My son, give me thy heart, and let thine eyes observe my ways.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:27 - For a whore is a deep ditch; and a strange woman is a narrow pit.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:28 - She also lieth in wait as a robber, and increaseth the treacherous among men.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:29 - Who hath woe? Who hath sorrow? Who contentions? Who complaining? Who wounds without cause? Who redness of eyes?

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:30 - -- They that tarry long at the wine; they that go to try mixed wine.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:31 - Look not upon the wine when it is red, when it sparkleth in the cup, and goeth down smoothly:

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:32 - at the last it biteth like a serpent, and stingeth like an adder.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:33 - Thine eyes shall behold strange women, and thy heart shall speak froward things;

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:34 - and thou shalt be as he that lieth down in the midst of the sea, and as he that lieth down upon the top of a mast:

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:35 - -- 'They have smitten me, and I am not sore; they have beaten me, and I knew it not. When shall I awake? I will seek it yet again.'

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J. N. Darby translated the bible in 1890. This translation of the Bible is in the public domain.

 
 
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