Proverbs 23:12-Proverbs 24:22 - Learning From Your Father
12 Apply thine heart unto chastening and thine ears to the words of wisdom.
19 Hear thou, my son, and be wise, and straighten thy heart in the way. 20 Do not be among those who are drunk with wine; nor among gluttonous eaters of food; 21 for the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty, and drowsiness shall cause them to wear rags.
22 Hearken unto thy father that begat thee, and despise not thy mother when she is old. 23 Buy the truth and sell it not, also wisdom and instruction and understanding. 24 The father of the righteous shall greatly rejoice, and he that begets a wise child shall have joy with him. 25 Thy father and thy mother shall be glad, and she that bore thee shall rejoice.
26 My son, give me thine heart, and let thine eyes observe my ways. 27 For a whore is a deep ditch and a strange woman is a narrow pit. 28 She also lies in wait as for a prey and increases the transgressors among men.
29 For who shall be the woe? for who shall be the woe? for who contention? for who quarrels? for who the wounds without cause? who shall have redness of eyes? 30 For those that tarry long at the wine; those that go to seek mixed wine. 31 Do not look upon the wine when it is red, when it gives its colour in the cup, it goes down smoothly. 32 At the last it bites like a serpent and stings like an adder. 33 Thine eyes shall behold strange women, and thine heart shall utter perverse things. 34 Yea, thou shalt be as he that lies down in the midst of the sea or as he that sleeps at the rudder. 35 They have stricken me, thou shalt say, and I was not sick; they have beaten me, and I felt it not; when I shall awake, I will seek it yet again.
7 Wisdom, is too high for a fool; he shall not open his mouth in the gate.
10 If thou art slack in the day of tribulation, thy strength shall be reduced. 11 If thou forbear to deliver those that are drawn unto death and those that are ready to be slain, 12 if thou should say, Behold, we knew it not; shall not he that weighs the hearts understand it? and he that keeps thy soul, does he not know it? and shall he not render to every man according to his works?
13 My son, eat of the honey, because it is good, and of the honeycomb, which is sweet to thy taste: 14 So shall the knowledge of wisdom be unto thy soul: if thou shalt find it, and in the end thy hope shall not be cut off.
15 Do not lay in wait, O wicked man, against the dwelling of the righteous; do not spoil his resting place. 16 For a just man falls seven times and rises up again, but the wicked shall fall into evil.