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Proverbs 23 :: Webster's Bible (WEB)

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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 art 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 - Labor not to be rich: cease from thy own wisdom.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:5 - Wilt thou set thy eyes upon that which is not? for riches certainly make to themselves wings; they fly away as an eagle towards heaven.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:6 - Eat thou not the bread of him that hath an evil eye, neither desire thou his dainties:
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 will plead their cause with thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:12 - Apply thy heart to instruction, and thy 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 thy heart be wise, my heart shall rejoice, even mine.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:16 - Yes, my reins shall rejoice, when thy lips speak right things.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:17 - Let not thy 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 thy expectation shall not be cut off.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:19 - Hear thou, my son, and be wise, and guide thy heart in the way.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:20 - Be not among wine-bibbers; 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 to 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 bore thee shall rejoice.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:26 - My son, give me thy heart, and let thy eyes observe my ways.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:27 - For a lewd woman 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 its color 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 - Thy eyes shall behold strange women, and thy heart shall utter perverse things.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:34 - And 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, wilt 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 Webster Bible was translated by Noah Webster in 1833 in order to bring the language of the bible up to date. 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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