Proverbs Chapter 23 Young's Literal Translation

Proverbs 23:1

When thou sittest to eat with a ruler, Thou considerest diligently that which `is' before thee,

Proverbs 23:2

And thou hast put a knife to thy throat, If thou `art' a man of appetite.

Proverbs 23:3

Have no desire to his dainties, seeing it `is' lying food.

Proverbs 23:4

Labour not to make wealth, From thine own understanding cease, Dost thou cause thine eyes to fly upon it? Then it is not.

Proverbs 23:5

For wealth maketh to itself wings, As an eagle it flieth to the heavens.

Proverbs 23:6

Eat not the bread of an evil eye, And have no desire to his dainties,

Proverbs 23:7

For as he hath thought in his soul, so `is' he, `Eat and drink,' saith he to thee, And his heart `is' not with thee.

Proverbs 23:8

Thy morsel thou hast eaten thou dost vomit up, And hast marred thy words that `are' sweet.

Proverbs 23:9

In the ears of a fool speak not, For he treadeth on the wisdom of thy words.

Proverbs 23:10

Remove not a border of olden times, And into fields of the fatherless enter not,

Proverbs 23:11

For their Redeemer `is' strong, He doth plead their cause with thee.

Proverbs 23:12

Bring in to instruction thy heart, And thine ear to sayings of knowledge.

Proverbs 23:13

Withhold not from a youth chastisement, When thou smitest him with a rod he dieth not.

Proverbs 23:14

Thou with a rod smitest him, And his soul from Sheol thou deliverest.

Proverbs 23:15

My son, if thy heart hath been wise, My heart rejoiceth, even mine,

Proverbs 23:16

And my reins exult when thy lips speak uprightly.

Proverbs 23:17

Let not thy heart be envious at sinners, But -- in the fear of Jehovah all the day.

Proverbs 23:18

For, is there a posterity? Then thy hope is not cut off.

Proverbs 23:19

Hear thou, my son, and be wise, And make happy in the way thy heart,

Proverbs 23:20

Be not thou among quaffers of wine, Among gluttonous ones of flesh,

Proverbs 23:21

For the quaffer and glutton become poor, And drowsiness clotheth with rags.

Proverbs 23:22

Hearken to thy father, who begat thee, And despise not thy mother when she hath become old.

Proverbs 23:23

Truth buy, and sell not, Wisdom, and instruction, and understanding,

Proverbs 23:24

The father of the righteous rejoiceth greatly, The begetter of the wise rejoiceth in him.

Proverbs 23:25

Rejoice doth thy father and thy mother, Yea, she that bare thee is joyful.

Proverbs 23:26

Give, my son, thy heart to me, And let thine eyes watch my ways.

Proverbs 23:27

For a harlot `is' a deep ditch, And a strange woman `is' a strait pit.

Proverbs 23:28

She also, as catching prey, lieth in wait, And the treacherous among men she increaseth.

Proverbs 23:29

Who hath wo? who hath sorrow? Who hath contentions? who hath plaint? Who hath wounds without cause? Who hath redness of eyes?

Proverbs 23:30

Those tarrying by the wine, Those going in to search out mixed wine.

Proverbs 23:31

See not wine when it showeth itself red, When it giveth in the cup its colour, It goeth up and down through the upright.

Proverbs 23:32

Its latter end -- as a serpent it biteth, And as a basilisk it stingeth.

Proverbs 23:33

Thine eyes see strange women, And thy heart speaketh perverse things.

Proverbs 23:34

And thou hast been as one lying down in the heart of the sea, And as one lying down on the top of a mast.

Proverbs 23:35

`They smote me, I have not been sick, They beat me, I have not known. When I awake -- I seek it yet again!'