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Proverbs 23 :: Hebrew Names Version (HNV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:1 - When you sit to eat with a ruler, Consider diligently what is before you;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:2 - Put a knife to your throat, If you are a man given to appetite.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:3 - Don't be desirous of his dainties, Seeing they are deceitful food.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:4 - Don't weary yourself to be rich. In your wisdom, show restraint.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:5 - Why do you set your eyes on that which is not? For it certainly sprouts wings like an eagle and flies in the sky.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:6 - Don't eat the food of him who has a stingy eye, And don't crave his delicacies:
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:7 - For as he thinks about the cost, so he is. "Eat and drink!" he says to you, But his heart is not with you.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:8 - The morsel which you have eaten you shall vomit up, And lose your good words.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:9 - Don't speak in the ears of a fool, For he will despise the wisdom of your words.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:10 - Don't move the ancient boundary stone. Don't encroach on the fields of the fatherless:
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:11 - For their Defender is strong. He will plead their case against you.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:12 - Apply your heart to instruction, And your ears to the words of knowledge.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:13 - Don't withhold correction from a child. If you punish him with the rod, he will not die.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:14 - Punish him with the rod, And save his soul from She'ol.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:15 - My son, if your heart is wise, Then my heart will be glad, even mine:
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:16 - Yes, my heart will rejoice, When your lips speak what is right.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:17 - Don't let your heart envy sinners; But rather fear the LORD all the day long.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:18 - Indeed surely there is a future hope, And your hope will not be cut off.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:19 - Listen, my son, and be wise, And keep your heart on the right path!
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:20 - Don't be among ones drinking too much wine, Or those who gorge themselves on meat:
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:21 - For the drunkard and the glutton shall become poor; And drowsiness clothes them in rags.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:22 - Listen to your father who gave you life, And don't despise your mother when she is old.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:23 - Buy the truth, and don't sell it: Get wisdom, discipline, and understanding.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:24 - The father of the righteous has great joy. Whoever fathers a wise child delights in him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:25 - Let your father and your mother be glad! Let her who bore you rejoice!
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:26 - My son, give me your heart; And let your eyes keep in my ways.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:27 - For a prostitute is a deep pit; And a wayward wife is a narrow well.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:28 - Yes, she lies in wait like a robber, And increases the unfaithful among men.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:29 - Who has woe? Who has sorrow? Who has strife? Who has complaints? Who has needless bruises? Who has bloodshot eyes?
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:30 - Those who stay long at the wine; Those who go to seek out mixed wine.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:31 - Don't look at the wine when it is red, When it sparkles in the cup, When it goes down smoothly:
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:32 - In the end, it bites like a snake, And poisons like a viper.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:33 - Your eyes will see strange things, And your mind will imagine confusing things.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:34 - Yes, you will be as he who lies down in the midst of the sea, Or as he who lies on top of the rigging:
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:35 - "They hit me, and I was not hurt; They beat me, and I don't feel it! When will I wake up? I can do it again. I can find another."

The Hebrew Names Version is based off the World English Bible, an update of the American Standard Version of 1901. This version of the Bible is in the public domain.


Pericope taken from the NASB95 and has been graciously provided by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.

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