Proverbs 23:12-Proverbs 24:22 - Learning From Your Father

12 Bring, to correction, thy heart, and thine ears, to the sayings of knowledge.

13 Do not withhold, from a child, correction, When thou smitest him with the rod, he shall not die: 14 Thou, with the rod, shalt smite him, and, his soul from hades, shalt thou deliver.

15 My son! if thy heart be wise, my heart shall rejoice, even mine. 16 So shall my reins exult, when thy lips speak the things that are right.

17 Let not thy heart be envious of sinners, only of the reverence of Yahweh, all day long; 18 For surely there is a future, and, thine expectation, shall not be cut off.

19 Hear, thou, my son, and be wise, and lead forward, in duty, thy heart. 20 Do not be among them who tipple with wine, - among them who are gluttons; 21 For, the tippler and the glutton, shall come to poverty, and, rags, shall Slumber put on!

22 Hearken to thy father here, who begat thee, and despise not, when she is old, thy mother. 23 Truth, buy thou, but do not sell, wisdom, and correction, and understanding. 24 Greatly shall exult, the father of a righteous man, and, he that begetteth a wise son, shall rejoice in him: 25 Rejoice shall thy father and thy mother, yea she, shall exult, who bare thee.

26 Oh give, my son, thy mind unto me, and let, thine eyes, observe, my ways; 27 For, a deep chasm, is the unchaste woman, and, a narrow pit, the female unknown; 28 Yea, she, as for prey, lieth in wait, and, the treacherous among mankind, she causeth to abound.

29 Who hath woe? Who hath outcry of pain? Who hath contentions? Who hath complaining? Who hath needless wounds? Who hath dullness of eyes? 30 They who tarry over wine, they who go in to search for mixed wine. 31 Do not look on wine when it becometh red, when it giveth in the cup its sparkle, glideth down smoothly. 32 Its after effect, is that, like a serpent, it biteth, and, like a viper, it doth sting. 33 Thine eyes, will see strange women, and, thy heart, will speak perverse things: 34 So shalt thou become, as one lying down in the heart of the sea, - or as one lying down on the top of the mastgear: 35 They smote me - I felt no pain, They struck me down - I noticed it not, - When shall I wake up? I will go on, I will seek it, again!

1 Be not thou envious of wicked men, neither crave to be with them; 2 For, violence, their heart muttereth, and, mischief, their lips do speak.

3 In wisdom, is a house builded, and, in understanding, is it established; 4 And, in knowledge, chambers are filled, with all acquisitions, costly and fair.

5 A wise man, is mighty, and, a man of knowledge, becometh alert in vigour. 6 Surely, with concerted measures, shalt thou make for thyself war, and, success, lieth in the greatness of the counsellor.

7 Unattainable to a foolish man, are the dictates of wisdom, in the gate, he openeth not his mouth.

8 He that deviseth to do mischief, him, shall men call, a master of plots. 9 The purpose of folly, is sin, and, an abomination to mankind, is a buffoon.

10 Thou hast been slothful in the day of straitness, Strait, is thy strength. 11 Deliver thou such as are being led forth to death, and, them who are tottering to slaughter, oh that thou wouldst hold back! 12 Though thou say, Lo! we knew not this, Shall not, he that proveth hearts, himself, discern? And, he that formeth thy soul, himself, know? and bring back to a son of earth according to his deed?

13 My son, eat thou honey, because it is good, - and droppings from the comb because they are sweet to thy palate: 14 Thus, take knowledge of wisdom, for thine own soul; If thou find it, then there is a future, and, thine expectation, shall not be cut off.

15 Do not lie in wait, thou lawless man, against the home of the righteous, - neither destroy thou his place of rest; 16 For, seven times, may the righteous fall and yet arise, but, lawless men, shall stumble into calamity.

17 When thine enemy falleth, do not thou rejoice, and, when he stumbleth, let not thy heart exult: 18 Lest Yahweh see it, and it be wicked in his eyes, and he turn away from him his anger.

19 Burn not with vexation against evil doers, be not envious of lawless men; 20 For there shall be no future for the wicked, The lamp of the lawless, shall go out.

21 Revere thou Yahweh, my son, and the king, and, with the fickle, have thou no fellowship; 22 For, suddenly, shall arise their calamity; and, the misfortune of their years, who knoweth?