Thematic Bible

Proverbs 23:1 (show verse)

Whenever you sit down to dine with a ruler, carefully think about what is before you.

Proverbs 23:2 (show verse)

Put a knife to your own throat, if you have a big appetite.

Proverbs 23:3 (show verse)

Don't crave his delicacies, because the meal is deceptive.

Proverbs 23:4 (show verse)

Don't exhaust yourself acquiring wealth; be smart enough to stop.

Proverbs 23:5 (show verse)

When you fix your gaze on it, it's gone, for it sprouts wings for itself and flies to the sky like an eagle.

Proverbs 23:6 (show verse)

Don't consume food provided by a miserly person, and don't desire his delicacies,

Proverbs 23:7 (show verse)

for as he thinks within himself, so he is. "Eat and drink!" he'll say to you, but his heart won't be with you.

Proverbs 23:8 (show verse)

You'll vomit up what little you've eaten, and your compliments will have been wasted.

Proverbs 23:9 (show verse)

Don't speak when a fool is listening, because he'll despise your wise words.

Proverbs 23:10 (show verse)

Don't move ancient boundaries or invade fields belonging to orphans;

Proverbs 23:11 (show verse)

for strong is their Redeemer who will take up their case against you.

Proverbs 23:12 (show verse)

Learn diligently, and listen to words of knowledge.

Proverbs 23:13 (show verse)

Don't withhold discipline from a child; if you punish him with a rod, he won't die.

Proverbs 23:14 (show verse)

Punish him with a rod, and you will rescue his soul from Sheol.

Proverbs 23:15 (show verse)

My son, if your heart is wise, my own heart will greatly rejoice.

Proverbs 23:16 (show verse)

My innermost being will be glad when your lips speak what is right.

Proverbs 23:17 (show verse)

Never let yourself envy sinners; instead, remain in fear of the LORD every day,

Proverbs 23:18 (show verse)

for there is surely a future life, and what you hope for will not be cut off.
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Proverbs 23:19 (show verse)

Listen, my son, and be wise, commit yourself to live God's way.

Proverbs 23:20 (show verse)

Don't associate with heavy drinkers or dine with gluttons,

Proverbs 23:21 (show verse)

because drunks and gluttons tend to become poor, and drowsiness will clothe them in rags.

Proverbs 23:22 (show verse)

Listen to the one who fathered you, and don't despise your mother in her old age.

Proverbs 23:23 (show verse)

Purchase truth, but don't sell it; store up wisdom, instruction, and understanding.

Proverbs 23:24 (show verse)

The father of a righteous person will greatly rejoice; whoever fathers a wise son will be glad because of him.

Proverbs 23:25 (show verse)

Let your father and mother rejoice; make the one who gave birth to you happy.

Proverbs 23:26 (show verse)

Give me your heart, my son, and keep your eyes fixed on my ways,

Proverbs 23:27 (show verse)

because a prostitute is a deep pit, and the adulterous woman a narrow well.

Proverbs 23:28 (show verse)

Surely she lies in wait like a bandit, increasing those who are faithless among mankind.

Proverbs 23:29 (show verse)

Who has woe? Who has grief? Who has contention? Who has complaints? Who has wounds without cause? Who has bloodshot eyes?

Proverbs 23:30 (show verse)

Those who linger over their wine, who consume mixed drinks.

Proverbs 23:31 (show verse)

Don't stare into red wine, when it sparkles in the cup and goes down smoothly.

Proverbs 23:32 (show verse)

Eventually it will bite like a snake and sting like a serpent.

Proverbs 23:33 (show verse)

Your eyes will see strange things, and with slurred words you'll speak what you really believe.

Proverbs 23:34 (show verse)

You will be like someone who lies down in the sea, or like someone who sleeps on top of a mast.

Proverbs 23:35 (show verse)

"They struck me," you will say, "but I never felt it. They beat me, but I never knew it When will I wake up? I want another drink."