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Proverbs 23 :: Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:1 - When thou sittest to eat with a ruler, Thou considerest diligently that which is before thee,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:2 - And thou hast put a knife to thy throat, If thou art a man of appetite.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:3 - Have no desire to his dainties, seeing it is lying food.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:4 - Labour not to make wealth, From thine own understanding cease, Dost thou cause thine eyes to fly upon it? Then it is not.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:5 - For wealth maketh to itself wings, As an eagle it flieth to the heavens.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:6 - Eat not the bread of an evil eye, And have no desire to his dainties,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:7 - For as he hath thought in his soul, so is he, 'Eat and drink,' saith he to thee, And his heart is not with thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:8 - Thy morsel thou hast eaten thou dost vomit up, And hast marred thy words that are sweet.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:9 - In the ears of a fool speak not, For he treadeth on the wisdom of thy words.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:10 - Remove not a border of olden times, And into fields of the fatherless enter not,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:11 - For their Redeemer is strong, He doth plead their cause with thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:12 - Bring in to instruction thy heart, And thine ear to sayings of knowledge.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:13 - Withhold not from a youth chastisement, When thou smitest him with a rod he dieth not.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:14 - Thou with a rod smitest him, And his soul from Sheol thou deliverest.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:15 - My son, if thy heart hath been wise, My heart rejoiceth, even mine,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:16 - And my reins exult when thy lips speak uprightly.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:17 - Let not thy heart be envious at sinners, But -- in the fear of Jehovah all the day.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:18 - For, is there a posterity? Then thy hope is not cut off.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:19 - Hear thou, my son, and be wise, And make happy in the way thy heart,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:20 - Be not thou among quaffers of wine, Among gluttonous ones of flesh,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:21 - For the quaffer and glutton become poor, And drowsiness clotheth with rags.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:22 - Hearken to thy father, who begat thee, And despise not thy mother when she hath become old.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:23 - Truth buy, and sell not, Wisdom, and instruction, and understanding,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:24 - The father of the righteous rejoiceth greatly, The begetter of the wise rejoiceth in him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:25 - Rejoice doth thy father and thy mother, Yea, she that bare thee is joyful.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:26 - Give, my son, thy heart to me, And let thine eyes watch my ways.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:27 - For a harlot is a deep ditch, And a strange woman is a strait pit.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:28 - She also, as catching prey, lieth in wait, And the treacherous among men she increaseth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:29 - Who hath wo? who hath sorrow? Who hath contentions? who hath plaint? Who hath wounds without cause? Who hath redness of eyes?
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:30 - Those tarrying by the wine, Those going in to search out mixed wine.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:31 - See not wine when it showeth itself red, When it giveth in the cup its colour, It goeth up and down through the upright.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:32 - Its latter end -- as a serpent it biteth, And as a basilisk it stingeth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:33 - Thine eyes see strange women, And thy heart speaketh perverse things.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:34 - And thou hast been as one lying down in the heart of the sea, And as one lying down on the top of a mast.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:35 - 'They smote me, I have not been sick, They beat me, I have not known. When I awake -- I seek it yet again!'

The Young's Literal Translation was translated by Robert Young, who believed in a strictly literal translation of God's word. 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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