New American Standard Bible
When you sit down to dine with a ruler, Consider carefully what is before you,
King James Bible
When thou sittest to eat with a ruler, consider diligently what is before thee:
Darby Bible Translation
When thou sittest to eat with a ruler, consider well who is before thee;
World English Bible
When you sit to eat with a ruler, consider diligently what is before you;
Young's Literal Translation
When thou sittest to eat with a ruler, Thou considerest diligently that which is before thee,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
What is before thee - Beware lest dainties tempt thee to excess. Or, "consider diligently who is before thee," the character and temper of the ruler who invites thee.
LibraryThe Portrait of a Drunkyard
'Who hath woe? who hath sorrow? who hath contentions? who hath babbling? who hath wounds without cause? who hath redness of eyes? 30. They that tarry long at the wine; they that go to seek mixed wine. 31. Look not thou upon the wine when it is red, when it giveth his colour in the cup, when it moveth itself aright. 32. At the last it biteth like a serpent, and stingeth like an adder. 33. Thine eyes shall behold strange women, and thine heart shall utter perverse things. 34. Yea, thou shalt be as …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
The Heart: a Gift for God
A Sermon on a Text not Found in the Bible.
Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will stand before kings; He will not stand before obscure men.
And put a knife to your throat If you are a man of great appetite.
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