Thematic Bible

Proverbs 23:1 (show verse)

When you sit down to dine with a ruler, Consider carefully what is before you,

Proverbs 23:2 (show verse)

And put a knife to your throat If you are a man of great appetite.

Proverbs 23:3 (show verse)

Do not desire his delicacies, For it is deceptive food.

Proverbs 23:4 (show verse)

Do not weary yourself to gain wealth, Cease from your consideration of it.

Proverbs 23:5 (show verse)

When you set your eyes on it, it is gone. For wealth certainly makes itself wings Like an eagle that flies toward the heavens.

Proverbs 23:6 (show verse)

Do not eat the bread of a selfish man, Or desire his delicacies;

Proverbs 23:7 (show verse)

For as he thinks within himself, so he is. He says to you, "Eat and drink!" But his heart is not with you.

Proverbs 23:8 (show verse)

You will vomit up the morsel you have eaten, And waste your compliments.

Proverbs 23:9 (show verse)

Do not speak in the hearing of a fool, For he will despise the wisdom of your words.

Proverbs 23:10 (show verse)

Do not move the ancient boundary Or go into the fields of the fatherless,

Proverbs 23:11 (show verse)

For their Redeemer is strong; He will plead their case against you.

Proverbs 23:12 (show verse)

Apply your heart to discipline And your ears to words of knowledge.

Proverbs 23:13 (show verse)

Do not hold back discipline from the child, Although you strike him with the rod, he will not die.

Proverbs 23:14 (show verse)

You shall strike him with the rod And rescue his soul from Sheol.

Proverbs 23:15 (show verse)

My son, if your heart is wise, My own heart also will be glad;

Proverbs 23:16 (show verse)

And my inmost being will rejoice When your lips speak what is right.

Proverbs 23:17 (show verse)

Do not let your heart envy sinners, But live in the fear of the LORD always.

Proverbs 23:18 (show verse)

Surely there is a future, And your hope will not be cut off.
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Proverbs 23:19 (show verse)

Listen, my son, and be wise, And direct your heart in the way.

Proverbs 23:20 (show verse)

Do not be with heavy drinkers of wine, Or with gluttonous eaters of meat;

Proverbs 23:21 (show verse)

For the heavy drinker and the glutton will come to poverty, And drowsiness will clothe one with rags.

Proverbs 23:22 (show verse)

Listen to your father who begot you, And do not despise your mother when she is old.

Proverbs 23:23 (show verse)

Buy truth, and do not sell it, Get wisdom and instruction and understanding.

Proverbs 23:24 (show verse)

The father of the righteous will greatly rejoice, And he who sires a wise son will be glad in him.

Proverbs 23:25 (show verse)

Let your father and your mother be glad, And let her rejoice who gave birth to you.

Proverbs 23:26 (show verse)

Give me your heart, my son, And let your eyes delight in my ways.

Proverbs 23:27 (show verse)

For a harlot is a deep pit And an adulterous woman is a narrow well.

Proverbs 23:28 (show verse)

Surely she lurks as a robber, And increases the faithless among men.

Proverbs 23:29 (show verse)

Who has woe? Who has sorrow? Who has contentions? Who has complaining? Who has wounds without cause? Who has redness of eyes?

Proverbs 23:30 (show verse)

Those who linger long over wine, Those who go to taste mixed wine.

Proverbs 23:31 (show verse)

Do not look on the wine when it is red, When it sparkles in the cup, When it goes down smoothly;

Proverbs 23:32 (show verse)

At the last it bites like a serpent And stings like a viper.

Proverbs 23:33 (show verse)

Your eyes will see strange things And your mind will utter perverse things.

Proverbs 23:34 (show verse)

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.

Proverbs 23:35 (show verse)

"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."