KJV PRO23 with Strong's Hebrew/GreekPRO22.htm PRO24.htm
23:1 When thou sittest [H3427] to eat [H3898] with a ruler [H4910] , consider [H995] diligently [H995] what [is] before [H6440] thee:
23:2 And put [H7760] a knife [H7915] to thy throat [H3930] , if thou [be] a man given [H1167] to appetite [H5315] .
23:3 Be not desirous [H183] of his dainties [H4303] : for they [are] deceitful [H3577] meat [H3899] .
23:4 Labour [H3021] not to be rich [H6238] : cease [H2308] from thine own wisdom [H998] .
23:5 Wilt thou set [H5774] [H5774] thine eyes [H5869] upon that which is not? for [riches] certainly [H6213] make [H6213] themselves wings [H3671] ; they fly away [H5774] [H5774] as an eagle [H5404] toward heaven [H8064] .(set: Heb. cause thine eyes to fly upon)
23:6 Eat [H3898] thou not the bread [H3899] of [him that hath] an evil [H7451] eye [H5869] , neither desire [H183] thou his dainty meats [H4303] :
23:7 For as he thinketh [H8176] in his heart [H5315] , so [is] he: Eat [H398] and drink [H8354] , saith [H559] he to thee; but his heart [H3820] [is] not with thee.
23:8 The morsel [H6595] [which] thou hast eaten [H398] shalt thou vomit up [H6958] , and lose [H7843] thy sweet [H5273] words [H1697] .
23:9 Speak [H1696] not in the ears [H241] of a fool [H3684] : for he will despise [H936] the wisdom [H7922] of thy words [H4405] .
23:10 Remove [H5253] not the old [H5769] landmark [H1366] ; and enter [H935] not into the fields [H7704] of the fatherless [H3490] :(landmark: or, bound)
23:11 For their redeemer [H1350] [is] mighty [H2389] ; he shall plead [H7378] their cause [H7379] with thee.
23:12 Apply [H935] thine heart [H3820] unto instruction [H4148] , and thine ears [H241] to the words [H561] of knowledge [H1847] .
23:13 Withhold [H4513] not correction [H4148] from the child [H5288] : for [if] thou beatest [H5221] him with the rod [H7626] , he shall not die [H4191] .
23:14 Thou shalt beat [H5221] him with the rod [H7626] , and shalt deliver [H5337] his soul [H5315] from hell [H7585] .
23:15 My son [H1121] , if thine heart [H3820] be wise [H2449] , my heart [H3820] shall rejoice [H8055] , even mine [H589] .(even: or, even I will rejoice)
23:16 Yea, my reins [H3629] shall rejoice [H5937] , when thy lips [H8193] speak [H1696] right things [H4339] .
23:17 Let not thine heart [H3820] envy [H7065] sinners [H2400] : but [be thou] in the fear [H3374] of the LORD [H3068] all the day [H3117] long.
23:18 For surely there is [H3426] an end [H319] ; and thine expectation [H8615] shall not be cut off [H3772] .(end: or, reward)
23:19 Hear [H8085] thou, my son [H1121] , and be wise [H2449] , and guide [H833] thine heart [H3820] in the way [H1870] .
23:20 Be not among winebibbers [H3196] [H5433] ; among riotous eaters [H2151] of flesh [H1320] :(of flesh: Heb. of their flesh)
23:21 For the drunkard [H5433] and the glutton [H2151] shall come to poverty [H3423] : and drowsiness [H5124] shall clothe [H3847] [a man] with rags [H7168] .
23:22 Hearken [H8085] unto thy father [H1] that begat [H3205] thee, and despise [H936] not thy mother [H517] when she is old [H2204] .
23:23 Buy [H7069] the truth [H571] , and sell [H4376] [it] not; [also] wisdom [H2451] , and instruction [H4148] , and understanding [H998] .
23:24 The father [H1] of the righteous [H6662] shall greatly [H1524] rejoice [H1523] : and he that begetteth [H3205] a wise [H2450] [child] shall have joy [H8055] of him.
23:25 Thy father [H1] and thy mother [H517] shall be glad [H8055] , and she that bare [H3205] thee shall rejoice [H1523] .
23:26 My son [H1121] , give [H5414] me thine heart [H3820] , and let thine eyes [H5869] observe [H7521] [H5341] my ways [H1870] .
23:27 For a whore [H2181] [is] a deep [H6013] ditch [H7745] ; and a strange woman [H5237] [is] a narrow [H6862] pit [H875] .
23:28 She also lieth in wait [H693] as [for] a prey [H2863] , and increaseth [H3254] the transgressors [H898] among men [H120] .(as for: or, as a robber)
23:29 Who hath woe [H188] ? who hath sorrow [H17] ? who hath contentions [H4079] [H4066] ? who hath babbling [H7879] ? who hath wounds [H6482] without cause [H2600] ? who hath redness [H2448] of eyes [H5869] ?
23:30 They that tarry long [H309] at the wine [H3196] ; they that go [H935] to seek [H2713] mixed wine [H4469] .
23:31 Look [H7200] not thou upon the wine [H3196] when it is red [H119] , when it giveth [H5414] his colour [H5869] in the cup [H3563] [H3599] , [when] it moveth [H1980] itself aright [H4339] .
23:32 At the last [H319] it biteth [H5391] like a serpent [H5175] , and stingeth [H6567] like an adder [H6848] .(an: or, a cockatrice)
23:33 Thine eyes [H5869] shall behold [H7200] strange women [H2114] , and thine heart [H3820] shall utter [H1696] perverse things [H8419] .
23:34 Yea, thou shalt be as he that lieth down [H7901] in the midst [H3820] of the sea [H3220] , or as he that lieth [H7901] upon the top [H7218] of a mast [H2260] .(the midst: Heb. the heart of the sea)
23:35 They have stricken [H5221] me, [shalt thou say, and] I was not sick [H2470] ; they have beaten [H1986] me, [and] I felt [H3045] [it] not: when shall I awake [H6974] ? I will seek [H1245] it yet [H3254] again.(I felt: Heb. I knew it not)