Most Popular Bible Verses in Proverbs 23
For as he thinks within himself, so he is. He says to you, "Eat and drink!" But his heart is not with you.
The father of the righteous will greatly rejoice, And he who sires a wise son will be glad in him.
Let your father and your mother be glad, And let her rejoice who gave birth to you.
Give me your heart, my son, And let your eyes delight in my ways.
At the last it bites like a serpent And stings like a viper.
And you will be like one who lies down in the middle of the sea, Or like one who lies down on the top of a mast.
For a harlot is a deep pit And an adulterous woman is a narrow well.
Do not look on the wine when it is red, When it sparkles in the cup, When it goes down smoothly;
When you sit down to dine with a ruler, Consider carefully what is before you,
Do not hold back discipline from the child, Although you strike him with the rod, he will not die.
Do not weary yourself to gain wealth, Cease from your consideration of it.
Surely she lurks as a robber, And increases the faithless among men.
Who has woe? Who has sorrow? Who has contentions? Who has complaining? Who has wounds without cause? Who has redness of eyes?
Buy truth, and do not sell it, Get wisdom and instruction and understanding.
Do not be with heavy drinkers of wine, Or with gluttonous eaters of meat;
Listen to your father who begot you, And do not despise your mother when she is old.
Those who linger long over wine, Those who go to taste mixed wine.
Your eyes will see strange things And your mind will utter perverse things.
When you set your eyes on it, it is gone. For wealth certainly makes itself wings Like an eagle that flies toward the heavens.
Listen, my son, and be wise, And direct your heart in the way.
Do not let your heart envy sinners, But live in the fear of the LORD always.
Apply your heart to discipline And your ears to words of knowledge.
For the heavy drinker and the glutton will come to poverty, And drowsiness will clothe one with rags.
And put a knife to your throat If you are a man of great appetite.
Do not eat the bread of a selfish man, Or desire his delicacies;
You shall strike him with the rod And rescue his soul from Sheol.
"They struck me, but I did not become ill; They beat me, but I did not know it When shall I awake? I will seek another drink."
Do not move the ancient boundary Or go into the fields of the fatherless,
Do not speak in the hearing of a fool, For he will despise the wisdom of your words.
My son, if your heart is wise, My own heart also will be glad;
For their Redeemer is strong; He will plead their case against you.
Do not desire his delicacies, For it is deceptive food.
Surely there is a future, And your hope will not be cut off.
And my inmost being will rejoice When your lips speak what is right.