Proverbs Chapter 23The Holy Bible, King James Version
23:1When thou sittest to eat with a ruler, consider diligently what is before thee:
23:2And put a knife to thy throat, if thou be a man given to appetite.
23:3Be not desirous of his dainties: for they are deceitful meat.
23:4Labour not to be rich: cease from thine own wisdom.
23:5Wilt thou set thine eyes upon that which is not? for riches certainly make themselves wings; they fly away as an eagle toward heaven.
23:6Eat thou not the bread of him that hath an evil eye, neither desire thou his dainty meats:
23:7For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee.
23:8The morsel which thou hast eaten shalt thou vomit up, and lose thy sweet words.
23:9Speak not in the ears of a fool: for he will despise the wisdom of thy words.
23:10Remove not the old landmark; and enter not into the fields of the fatherless:
23:11For their redeemer is mighty; he shall plead their cause with thee.
23:12Apply thine heart unto instruction, and thine ears to the words of knowledge.
23:13Withhold not correction from the child: for if thou beatest him with the rod, he shall not die.
23:14Thou shalt beat him with the rod, and shalt deliver his soul from hell.
23:15My son, if thine heart be wise, my heart shall rejoice, even mine.
23:16Yea, my reins shall rejoice, when thy lips speak right things.
23:17Let not thine heart envy sinners: but be thou in the fear of the LORD all the day long.
23:18For surely there is an end; and thine expectation shall not be cut off.
23:19Hear thou, my son, and be wise, and guide thine heart in the way.
23:20Be not among winebibbers; among riotous eaters of flesh:
23:21For the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty: and drowsiness shall clothe a man with rags.
23:22Hearken unto thy father that begat thee, and despise not thy mother when she is old.
23:23Buy the truth, and sell it not; also wisdom, and instruction, and understanding.
23:24The father of the righteous shall greatly rejoice: and he that begetteth a wise child shall have joy of him.
23:25Thy father and thy mother shall be glad, and she that bare thee shall rejoice.
23:26My son, give me thine heart, and let thine eyes observe my ways.
23:27For a whore is a deep ditch; and a strange woman is a narrow pit.
23:28She also lieth in wait as for a prey, and increaseth the transgressors among men.
23:29Who hath woe? who hath sorrow? who hath contentions? who hath babbling? who hath wounds without cause? who hath redness of eyes?
23:30They that tarry long at the wine; they that go to seek mixed wine.
23:31Look not thou upon the wine when it is red, when it giveth his colour in the cup, when it moveth itself aright.
23:32At the last it biteth like a serpent, and stingeth like an adder.
23:33Thine eyes shall behold strange women, and thine heart shall utter perverse things.
23:34Yea, thou shalt be as he that lieth down in the midst of the sea, or as he that lieth upon the top of a mast.
23:35They have stricken me, shalt thou say, and I was not sick; they have beaten me, and I felt it not: when shall I awake? I will seek it yet again.
Proverbs Chapter List
- Chapter 1 (33)
- Chapter 2 (22)
- Chapter 3 (35)
- Chapter 4 (27)
- Chapter 5 (23)
- Chapter 6 (35)
- Chapter 7 (27)
- Chapter 8 (36)
- Chapter 9 (18)
- Chapter 10 (32)
- Chapter 11 (31)
- Chapter 12 (28)
- Chapter 13 (25)
- Chapter 14 (35)
- Chapter 15 (33)
- Chapter 16 (33)
- Chapter 17 (28)
- Chapter 18 (24)
- Chapter 19 (29)
- Chapter 20 (30)
- Chapter 21 (31)
- Chapter 22 (29)
- Chapter 23 (35)
- Chapter 24 (34)
- Chapter 25 (28)
- Chapter 26 (28)
- Chapter 27 (27)
- Chapter 28 (28)
- Chapter 29 (27)
- Chapter 30 (33)
- Chapter 31 (31)