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

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