Proverbs 23:1-Proverbs 24:22 - Sayings Of The Wise

1 If thou shalt sit to eat with a ruler, understanding, thou shalt understand what is before thee. 2 And put a knife to thy swallow if thou the possessor of a soul. 3 Thou shalt not long for his dainties: and it is the bread of lies.

4 Thou shalt not labor to become rich: cease from thy wisdom. 5 Wilt 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.

6 Thou shalt not eat the bread of an evil eye, and ye shall not long for its dainties: 7 Like him estimating evil in his soul, so is he: Eat and drink, he will say to thee; and his heart not with thee. 8 Thy morsel which thou didst eat thou shalt vomit forth and destroy thy pleasant words.

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

10 Thou shalt not remove the old bound; and into the field of the orphans thou shalt not come: 11 For he redeeming them, he is strong; he will contend their contention with thee.

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

13 Thou shalt not withhold instruction from youth: if thou shalt strike him with a rod he shall not die. 14 Thou shalt strike him with the rod, and thou shalt deliver his soul from hades.

15 My son, if thy heart be wise, my heart shall rejoice, even mine. 16 And my reins shall exult in the speaking of thy lips uprightnesses.

17 Thy heart shall not envy against those sinning: but be in the fear of Jehovah all the day. 18 But there is a latter state, and thine expectation shall not be cut off.

19 Hear thou, my son, and be wise, and guide thy heart right in the way. 20 Thou shalt not be with those drinking wine to excess, and with squanderers of flesh to them: 21 For the drunkard and the squanderer shall be dispossessed: and slumber shall clothe with rags.

22 Hear to thy father that begat thee, and thou shalt not despise thy mother when growing old. 23 Buy the truth, and thou shalt not sell wisdom and instruction and understanding. 24 The father of the just one rejoicing, shall rejoice: he shall beget a wise one and shall rejoice in him. 25 Thy father shall rejoice, and thy mother, and she begetting thee shall exult.

26 My son, thou shalt give thy heart to me, and thine eyes shall delight in my way. 27 For a harlot is a deep ditch; and a strong woman a narrow well. 28 She also will lie in wait as for prey, and she will add those transgressing among men.

29 To whom wo? to whom want? to whom strife? to whom complaint? to whom wounds gratuitously? to whom dark fleshings of the eyes? 30 To those remaining at the wine; to those going to seek mixed wine. 31 Thou 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. 32 Its latter state it will bite as serpent, and sting as a viper. 33 Thine eyes shall see strange women, and thy heart shall speak perverseness. 34 And thou wert as he lying down in the heart of the sea, and as he lying down upon the head of the mast 35 They struck me, I was not pained; they beat me, I knew not: when shall I awake? I will add, I will yet seek it.

1 Thou shalt not envy against men of evil, thou shalt not desire to be with them. 2 For their heart will meditate destruction, and their lips will speak labor.

3 By wisdom a house will be built, and it will be prepared by understanding: 4 And by knowledge shall the chambers be filled with all precious and pleasant riches.

5 A wise man is in strength, and a man of knowledge strengthens power. 6 For by guidance thou shalt make to thee war, and in the multitude of counselors salvation.

7 High things to the foolish is wisdom: in the gate he will not open his mouth.

8 He purposing to do evil for himself shall be called the master of mischief. 9 The purpose of folly is sin, and he mocking, an abomination to man.

10 Wilt thou be discouraged in the day of straits thy strength is narrow. 11 If thou shalt refrain to deliver those being brought to death, and those going to be slain; 12 If thou shalt say, Behold, we knew not this; will not he trying hearts, understand? and he guarding thy soul, knew? and he turned back to man according to his work.

13 My son, eat honey, for it is good; and the dropping of honey being sweet to thy palate. 14 So the knowledge of wisdom to thy soul if thou shalt find: and there is a latter state and thine expectation shall not be cut off.

15 Thou shalt not lay wait, O wicked one, against the dwelling of the just one; thou shalt not destroy his resting place: 16 For the just one shall fall seven times, and rise: and the unjust shall be weak in evil

17 In the falling of thine enemies thou shalt not rejoice, and in his stumbling thy heart shall not exult: 18 Lest Jehovah shall see and it be evil in his eyes, and he turn back from him his anger.

19 Thou shalt not be angry against the evil; thou shalt not envy against the unjust: 20 For there shall be no latter state to the evil one: the light of the unjust shall be extinguished.

21 My son, fear thou Jehovah and the king: thou shalt not intermingle with those changing: 22 For suddenly shall their calamity rise, and who shall make known the misfortune of them two?