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1 When thou sittest to eat with a ruler,
consider diligently what is before thee:
put a knife to thy throat, if thou be a man given to
3 Be not desirous of his dainties: for they are
4 Labour not to be rich: cease from thine own
5 Wilt thou set thine eyes upon that which is
not? for riches certainly make themselves wings; they fly
away as an eagle toward heaven.
6 Eat thou not the bread of him that hath
an evil eye, neither desire thou his dainty meats:
as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, saith
he to thee; but his heart is not with thee.
morsel which thou hast eaten shalt thou vomit up, and lose
thy sweet words.
9 Speak not in the ears of a fool: for he
will despise the wisdom of thy words.
10 Remove not the old landmark; and enter not
into the fields of the fatherless:
11 For their redeemer
is mighty; he shall plead their cause with thee.
12 Apply thine heart unto instruction, and
thine ears to the words of knowledge.
13 Withhold not
correction from the child: for if thou beatest him with the
rod, he shall not die.
14 Thou shalt beat him with the
rod, and shalt deliver his soul from hell.
15 My son, if
thine heart be wise, my heart shall rejoice, even mine.
my reins shall rejoice, when thy lips speak right things.
17 Let not thine heart envy sinners: but be
thou in the fear of the LORD all the day long.
surely there is an end; and thine expectation shall not be cut
19 Hear thou, my son, and be wise, and guide
thine heart in the way.
20 Be not among winebibbers;
among riotous eaters of flesh:
21 For the drunkard and
the glutton shall come to poverty: and drowsiness shall clothe a
man with rags.
22 Hearken unto thy father that begat
thee, and despise not thy mother when she is old.
the truth, and sell it not; also wisdom, and
instruction, and understanding.
24 The father of the
righteous shall greatly rejoice: and he that begetteth a wise child
shall have joy of him.
25 Thy father and thy mother
shall be glad, and she that bare thee shall rejoice.
son, give me thine heart, and let thine eyes observe my ways.
a whore is a deep ditch; and a strange woman is a
28 She also lieth in wait as for a
prey, and increaseth the transgressors among men.
29 Who hath woe? who hath sorrow? who hath contentions?
(8675) who hath babbling? who hath wounds without cause? who hath
redness of eyes?
30 They that tarry long at the wine;
they that go to seek mixed wine.
31 Look not thou upon
the wine when it is red, when it giveth his colour in the cup, when
it moveth itself aright.
32 At the last it biteth like a
serpent, and stingeth like an adder.
33 Thine eyes shall
behold strange women, and thine heart shall utter perverse things.
34 Yea, 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.
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.
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