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Proverbs 23 :: King James Version (KJV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:1 - When thou sittest to eat with a ruler, consider diligently what 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 meat.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:4 - Labour not to be rich: cease from thine own wisdom.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:5 - Wilt thou set thine eyes upon that which is not? for riches certainly make themselves wings; they fly away as an eagle toward heaven.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:6 - Eat thou not the bread of him that hath an evil eye, neither desire thou his dainty meats:
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:7 - For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:8 - The morsel which thou hast eaten shalt thou vomit up, and lose thy sweet words.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:9 - Speak not in the ears of a fool: for he will despise the wisdom of thy words.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:10 - Remove not the old landmark; and enter not into the fields of the fatherless:
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:11 - For their redeemer is mighty; he shall plead their cause with thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:12 - Apply thine 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 hell.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:15 - My son, if thine heart be wise, my heart shall rejoice, even mine.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:16 - Yea, my reins shall rejoice, when thy lips speak right things.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:17 - Let not thine heart envy sinners: but be thou in the fear of the LORD all the day long.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:18 - For surely there is an end; and thine expectation shall not be cut off.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:19 - Hear thou, my son, and be wise, and guide thine 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 shall clothe a man 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; also wisdom, and instruction, and understanding.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:24 - The father of the righteous shall greatly rejoice: and he that begetteth a wise child shall have joy of him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:25 - Thy father and thy mother shall be glad, and she that bare thee shall rejoice.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:26 - My son, give me thine 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 for a prey, and increaseth the transgressors among men.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:29 - Who hath woe? who hath sorrow? who hath contentions? who hath babbling? who hath wounds without cause? who hath redness of eyes?
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:30 - They that tarry long at the wine; they that go to seek mixed wine.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:31 - Look not thou upon the wine when it is red, when it giveth his colour in the cup, when it moveth itself aright.
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 thine heart shall utter perverse things.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:34 - 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:35 - 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.

The Authorized Version or King James Version (KJV), 1611, 1769.
Outside of the United Kingdom, the KJV is in the public domain. Within the United Kingdom, the rights to the KJV are vested in the Crown.

For more information on this translation, see the KJV Preface.


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

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Copyright © 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995
by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif.
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