Proverbs 23
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True Riches
(1 Timothy 6:17–19; James 5:1–6)

1If thou shalt sit to eat with a ruler, understanding, thou shalt understand what is before thee.

2And put a knife to thy swallow if thou the possessor of a soul.

3Thou shalt not long for his dainties: and it is the bread of lies.

Saying 8

4Thou shalt not labor to become rich: cease from thy wisdom.

5Wilt thou cause thine eyes to fly upon it and it is not? for making, it will make to it wings; as an eagle and it flew to the heavens.

Saying 9

6Thou shalt not eat the bread of an evil eye, and ye shall not long for its dainties:

7Like him estimating evil in his soul, so is he: Eat and drink, he will say to thee; and his heart not with thee.

8Thy morsel which thou didst eat thou shalt vomit forth and destroy thy pleasant words.

Saying 10

9In the ears of the foolish thou shalt not speak, for he will despise for the understanding of thy words.

Saying 11

10Thou shalt not remove the old bound; and into the field of the orphans thou shalt not come:

11For he redeeming them, he is strong; he will contend their contention with thee.

Saying 12

12Bring thy heart to instruction, and thine ears to the words of knowledge.

Saying 13

13Thou shalt not withhold instruction from youth: if thou shalt strike him with a rod he shall not die.

14Thou shalt strike him with the rod, and thou shalt deliver his soul from hades.

Saying 14

15My son, if thy heart be wise, my heart shall rejoice, even mine.

16And my reins shall exult in the speaking of thy lips uprightnesses.

Saying 15

17Thy heart shall not envy against those sinning: but be in the fear of Jehovah all the day.

18But there is a latter state, and thine expectation shall not be cut off.

Saying 16

19Hear thou, my son, and be wise, and guide thy heart right in the way.

20Thou shalt not be with those drinking wine to excess, and with squanderers of flesh to them:

21For the drunkard and the squanderer shall be dispossessed: and slumber shall clothe with rags.

Saying 17

22Hear to thy father that begat thee, and thou shalt not despise thy mother when growing old.

23Buy the truth, and thou shalt not sell wisdom and instruction and understanding.

24The father of the just one rejoicing, shall rejoice: he shall beget a wise one and shall rejoice in him.

25Thy father shall rejoice, and thy mother, and she begetting thee shall exult.

Saying 18

26My son, thou shalt give thy heart to me, and thine eyes shall delight in my way.

27For a harlot is a deep ditch; and a strong woman a narrow well.

28She also will lie in wait as for prey, and she will add those transgressing among men.

Saying 19

29To whom wo? to whom want? to whom strife? to whom complaint? to whom wounds gratuitously? to whom dark flashings of the eyes?

30To those remaining at the wine; to those going to seek mixed wine.

31Thou shalt not look upon wine when it shall be red, when it shall give its eye in the cup, it will go about in uprightnesses.

32Its latter state it will bite as serpent, and sting as a viper.

33Thine eyes shall see strange women, and thy heart shall speak perverseness.

34And thou wert as he lying down in the heart of the sea, and as he lying down upon the head of the mast.

35They struck me, I was not pained; they beat me, I knew not: when shall I awake? I will add, I will yet seek it.

The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments; Translated Literally From The Original Tongues by Julia E. Smith

Section Headings Courtesy Berean Bible

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