Sundry observations of moral virtues, and their contrary vices (10-24).
Proverbs 23:1 When thou sittest to eat with a ruler, thou shalt consider well, what is before thee; Proverbs 23:2 And shalt put a knife to thy throat, if, of great appetite, thou art: Proverbs 23:3 Do not crave his dainties, for, the same, are deceitful food. Proverbs 23:4 Do not toil to get wealth, of thine own understanding, forbear: Proverbs 23:5 Wilt thou let thine eye fly thereupon, when it is nothing? for it will, surely make, itself wings, Like an eagle, will it wing its way across the heavens. Proverbs 23:6 Do not eat the food of him that hath a begrudging eye, neither crave thou his dainties; Proverbs 23:7 For, just as he hath thought in his own mind, so, he is: Eat and drink! he may say to thee, but, his heart, is not with thee. Proverbs 23:8 As for thy morsel thou hast eaten, thou shalt vomit it, so shalt thou waste thy things so sweet. Proverbs 23:9 In the ears of a dullard, do not speak, for he will despise the good sense of thy words. Proverbs 23:10 Do not move back the ancient boundary, and, into the fields of the fatherless, do not enter; Proverbs 23:11 For, their near of kin, is strong, he, will plead their cause with thee. Proverbs 23:12 Bring, to correction, thy heart, and thine ears, to the sayings of knowledge. Proverbs 23:13 Do not withhold, from a child, correction, When thou smitest him with the rod, he shall not die: Proverbs 23:14 Thou, with the rod, shalt smite him, and, his soul from hades, shalt thou deliver. Proverbs 23:15 My son! if thy heart be wise, my heart shall rejoice, even mine. Proverbs 23:16 So shall my reins exult, when thy lips speak the things that are right. Proverbs 23:17 Let not thy heart be envious of sinners, only of the reverence of Yahweh, all day long; Proverbs 23:18 For surely there is a future, and, thine expectation, shall not be cut off. Proverbs 23:19 Hear, thou, my son, and be wise, and lead forward, in duty, thy heart. Proverbs 23:20 Do not be among them who tipple with wine,among them who are gluttons; Proverbs 23:21 For, the tippler and the glutton, shall come to poverty, and, rags, shall Slumber put on! Proverbs 23:22 Hearken to thy father here, who begat thee, and despise not, when she is old, thy mother. Proverbs 23:23 Truth, buy thou, but do not sell, wisdom, and correction, and understanding. Proverbs 23:24 Greatly shall exult, the father of a righteous man, and, he that begetteth a wise son, shall rejoice in him: Proverbs 23:25 Rejoice shall thy father and thy mother, yea she, shall exult, who bare thee. Proverbs 23:26 Oh give, my son, thy mind unto me, and let, thine eyes, observe, my ways; Proverbs 23:27 For, a deep chasm, is the unchaste woman, and, a narrow pit, the female unknown; Proverbs 23:28 Yea, she, as for prey, lieth in wait, and, the treacherous among mankind, she causeth to abound. Proverbs 23:29 Who hath woe? Who hath outcry of pain? Who hath contentions? Who hath complaining? Who hath needless wounds? Who hath dullness of eyes? Proverbs 23:30 They who tarry over wine, they who go in to search for mixed wine. Proverbs 23:31 Do not look on wine when it becometh red, when it giveth in the cup its sparkle, glideth down smoothly. Proverbs 23:32 Its after effect, is that, like a serpent, it biteth, and, like a viper, it doth sting. Proverbs 23:33 Thine eyes, will see strange women, and, thy heart, will speak perverse things: Proverbs 23:34 So shalt thou become, as one lying down in the heart of the sea,or as one lying down on the top of the mastgear: Proverbs 23:35 They smote meI felt no pain, They struck me downI noticed it not,When shall I wake up? I will go on, I will seek it, again!