Proverbs 23:2
Good News Translation
If you have a big appetite, restrain yourself.

Contemporary English Version
Don't go and stuff yourself! That would be just the same as cutting your throat.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And put a knife to thy throat, if it be so that thou have thy soul in thy own power.

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And put a knife to thy throat, if it be so that thou have thy soul in thy own power.

Proverbs 18:8,9 The words of the double tongued are as if they were harmless: and they reach even to the inner parts of the bowels. Fear casteth down the slothful: and the souls of the effeminate shall be hungry. . . .

1 Corinthians 9:27 But I chastise my body and bring it into subjection: lest perhaps, when I have preached to others, I myself should become a castaway.

Philippians 3:19 Whose end is destruction: whose God is their belly: and whose glory is in their shame: who mind earthly things.

Context
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1When thou shalt sit to eat with a prince, consider diligently what is set before thy face: 2And put a knife to thy throat, if it be so that thou have thy soul in thy own power.3Be not desirous of his meats, in which is the bread of deceit.…
Cross References
Proverbs 23:1
When thou shalt sit to eat with a prince, consider diligently what is set before thy face:

Proverbs 23:20
Be not in the feasts of great drinkers, nor in their revellings, who contribute flesh to eat:

Additional Translations
and put a knife to your throat if you possess a great appetite.And put a knife to your throat, if you be a man given to appetite.

And put a knife to thy throat, If thou be a man given to appetite.

and apply thine hand, knowing that it behoves thee to prepare such meats: but if thou art very insatiable,

and put a knife to thy throat, if thou be a man given to appetite.

And put a knife to thy throat, if thou be a man given to appetite.

And put a knife to thy throat, if thou art a man given to appetite.

put a knife to your throat, if you are a man given to appetite.

And thou hast put a knife to thy throat, If thou art a man of appetite.
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