- When thou sittest to eat with a ruler, consider diligently
what [is] before thee:
- And put a knife to thy throat, if thou [be] a man given to
- Be not desirous of his dainties: for they [are] deceitful
- Labour not to be rich: cease from thine own wisdom.
- Wilt thou set thine eyes upon that which is not? for
[riches] certainly make themselves wings; they fly away as an
eagle toward heaven.
- Eat thou not the bread of [him that hath] an evil eye,
neither desire thou his dainty meats:
- For as he thinketh in his heart, so [is] he: Eat and drink,
saith he to thee; but his heart [is] not with thee.
- The morsel [which] thou hast eaten shalt thou vomit up, and
lose thy sweet words.
- Speak not in the ears of a fool: for he will despise the
wisdom of thy words.
- Remove not the old landmark; and enter not into the fields
of the fatherless:
- For their redeemer [is] mighty; he shall plead their cause
- Apply thine heart unto instruction, and thine ears to the
words of knowledge.
- Withhold not correction from the child: for [if] thou
beatest him with the rod, he shall not die.
- Thou shalt beat him with the rod, and shalt deliver his
soul from hell.
- My son, if thine heart be wise, my heart shall rejoice,
- Yea, my reins shall rejoice, when thy lips speak right
- Let not thine heart envy sinners: but [be thou] in the
fear of the LORD all the day long.
- For surely there is an end; and thine expectation shall
not be cut off.
- Hear thou, my son, and be wise, and guide thine heart in
- Be not among winebibbers; among riotous eaters of flesh:
- For the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty:
and drowsiness shall clothe [a man] with rags.
- Hearken unto thy father that begat thee, and despise not
thy mother when she is old.
- Buy the truth, and sell [it] not; [also] wisdom, and
instruction, and understanding.
- The father of the righteous shall greatly rejoice: and he
that begetteth a wise [child] shall have joy of him.
- Thy father and thy mother shall be glad, and she that bare
thee shall rejoice.
- My son, give me thine heart, and let thine eyes observe my
- For a whore [is] a deep ditch; and a strange woman [is] a
- She also lieth in wait as [for] a prey, and increaseth the
transgressors among men.
- Who hath woe? who hath sorrow? who hath contentions? who
hath babbling? who hath wounds without cause? who hath redness
- They that tarry long at the wine; they that go to seek
- Look not thou upon the wine when it is red, when it giveth
his colour in the cup, [when] it moveth itself aright.
- At the last it biteth like a serpent, and stingeth like an
- Thine eyes shall behold strange women, and thine heart
shall utter perverse things.
- 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.
- They 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.
King James Bible 1603
(Network Version, 1994)
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