18  uThe wicked is a vransom for the righteous, 19  It is wbetter to live in a desert land. 15; See ch. 24  fThe father of the righteous will greatly rejoice; he who fathers a wise son will be glad in him. 25 These also are mproverbs of Solomon which the men of Hezekiah king of Judah copied. 6  wTrain up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it. 5:21; Rom. and brings down the stronghold in which they trust. “Eat and drink!” he says to you, but his heart is not with you. Read full chapter. Cross references. or gives to the rich, owill only come to poverty. Proverbs 23-24. The rich and the poor meet together; the LORD is the Maker of them all. 6  for by bwise guidance you can wage your war. 9  xArgue your case with your neighbor himself. Proverbs 23:7 NIV Proverbs 23:7 NLT Proverbs 23:7 ESV Proverbs 23:7 NASB Proverbs 23:7 KJV Proverbs 23:7 Bible Apps Proverbs 23:7 Biblia Paralela Proverbs 23:7 Chinese Bible Proverbs 23:7 French Bible Proverbs 23:7 German Bible Bible Hub ESV Text Edition: 2016. 19  Trusting in a treacherous man in time of trouble. is like a war club, or a sword, or a sharp arrow. 26  Be not one of those who ygive pledges. 17  vDo not rejoice when your enemy falls. and if he is thirsty, give him water to drink. 27  If you have nothing with which to pay. [c]    “Eat and drink!” he says to you,    but his (H)heart is not with you.8 You will vomit up the morsels that you have eaten,    and waste your pleasant words.9 Do not speak in the hearing of a fool,    for he will despise the good sense of your words.10 (I)Do not move an ancient landmark    or enter the fields of the fatherless,11 for their (J)Redeemer is strong;    he will (K)plead their cause against you.12 Apply your heart to instruction    and your ear to words of knowledge.13 Do not withhold (L)discipline from a child;    (M)if you strike him with a rod, he will not die.14 If you strike him with the rod,    you will (N)save his soul from Sheol.15 (O)My son, if your heart is wise,    my heart too will be glad.16 My (P)inmost being[d] will exult    when your lips speak (Q)what is right.17 Let not your heart (R)envy sinners,    but continue in (S)the fear of the Lord all the day.18 Surely (T)there is a future,    and your (U)hope will not be cut off. 31  nThe horse is made ready for the day of battle. dand do not despise your mother when she is old. 20  Whoever jsings songs to a heavy heart. 3  As the heavens for height, and the earth for depth. Regarding the "reins," כּליות (perhaps from כּלה, to languish, Job 19:21), with which the tender and inmost affections are … 20  xPrecious treasure and oil are in a wise man’s dwelling, 21  Whoever zpursues righteousness and kindness. 5:21; Rom. 20  Have I not written for you sthirty sayings. 18  for it will be pleasant if you keep them within you. is like a war club, or ia sword, or a sharp arrow. 21  for the drunkard and the glutton will come to poverty. 26 My son, give me your heart,    and let your eyes observe[f] my ways.27 For a prostitute is (AG)a deep pit;    (AH)an adulteress[g] is a narrow (AI)well.28 (AJ)She lies in wait like a robber    and increases the traitors among mankind. ESV: English Standard Version 2016 . if you are given to appetite. Does not he who mkeeps watch over your soul know it. 10  cDrive out a scoffer, dand strife will go out. 12:16], [ver. A man who bears false witness against his neighbor. 35  “They sstruck me,” you will say,9 “but I was not hurt; and a man of knowledge enhances his might. Share. and will he not repay man naccording to his work? 30  hI passed by the field of a sluggard. is a righteous man who gives way before the wicked. Cancel at any time. 12  If you say, “Behold, we did not know this,”. 22  cListen to your father who gave you life. 30  mNo wisdom, no understanding, no counsel. but uthe wicked stumble in times of calamity. 6:9, 10; Heb. Do not eat the bread of a man who is stingy; do not desire his delicacies, for he is like one who is inwardly calculating. and pthe drippings of the honeycomb are sweet to your taste. 19:1 ; 28:6 ). 14  Know that wisdom is such to your soul; 15  rLie not in wait as a wicked man against the dwelling of the righteous; 16  sfor the righteous falls tseven times and rises again. 3Do not desire his delicacies, for they are deceptive food. 6  hThe getting of treasures by a lying tongue, is a ifleeting jvapor and a ksnare of death.2. 16  Whoever oppresses the poor to increase his own wealth. 15  When justice is done, it is a joy to the righteous, 16  One who wanders from the way of good sense. 23  cWhoever keeps his mouth and his tongue, 24  f“Scoffer” is the name of the arrogant, haughty man. and put a knife to your throat if you are given to appetite. 27  iThe sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination; how much more jwhen he brings it with evil intent. Proverbs 23 KJV Parallel ESV [BSB CSB ESV HCS KJV ISV NAS NET NIV NLT HEB] King James Bible: English Standard Version: 1 When thou sittest to eat with a ruler, consider diligently what is before thee: 1 When you sit down to eat with a ruler, observe carefully what is before you, 2 And put a knife to thy throat, if thou be a man given to appetite. Proverbs 23:12 Apply your heart to instruction and your ear to words of knowledge. Regarding מישׁרים, vid., Proverbs 1:5. 24  Whoever csays to the wicked, “You are in the right,”. Bible Language English. and who knows the ruin that will come from them both? Gain a concise, fundamental grasp of what the Bible is all about with our new, ch. Surely there is a future, and your hope will not be cut off. than in a house shared with a quarrelsome wife. Read chapter Proverbs 23 online. 12  The eyes of the Lord keep watch over knowledge. buy wisdom, instruction, and understanding. English Standard Version. Proverbs 23. Version. 9  aWhoever has a bountiful2 eye will be blessed. is like one who takes off a garment on a cold day. Do not toil to acquire wealth; be discerning enough to desist. The Beginning of Knowledge - The proverbs of Solomon, son of David, king of Israel: To know wisdom and instruction, to understand words of insight, to receive instruction in wise dealing, in righteousness, justice, and equity; to give prudence to the simple, knowledge and discretion to the youth— Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance, English Standard Version (ESV) Bible Book List. 21  The king’s heart is a stream of water in the hand of the Lord; 2  zEvery way of a man is right in his own eyes. English Standard Version; Proverbs 23 Proverbs 23. 1 2 The terror of a king is like b the growling of a lion; whoever provokes him to anger c forfeits his life. When you sit down to eat with a ruler, observe carefully what is before you, 13:5, [ch. is like a war club, or a sword, or a sharp arrow. Proverbs 4:23: [Matt. 14  The mouth of kforbidden3 women is la deep pit; mhe with whom the Lord is angry will fall into it. and increases the traitors among mankind. 5  The plans of ethe diligent lead surely to abundance. Jeremiah 50:34 Their Redeemer is strong; the LORD of hosts is his name. but the glory of kings is to osearch things out. is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice. 3 Do not desire his delicacies, for they are deceptive food. (). When you sit down to eat with a ruler, observe carefully what is before you, Trust in the Lord with All Your Heart. 7  The violence of the wicked will lsweep them away, 9  It is nbetter to live in a corner of the housetop. I have made them known to you today, even to you. Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. and the borrower is the slave of the lender. Update. 29 (AK)Who has woe? Who has (AM)redness of eyes?30 Those who (AN)tarry long over wine;    those who go to try (AO)mixed wine.31 Do not look at wine when it is red,    when it sparkles in the cup    and goes down smoothly.32 In the end it (AP)bites like a serpent    and stings like an adder.33 Your eyes will see strange things,    and your heart utter (AQ)perverse things.34 You will be like one who lies down in the midst of the sea,    like one who lies on the top of a mast. 23 When you sit down to eat with a ruler,    observe carefully what[a] is before you,2 and put a knife to your throat    if you are given to appetite.3 (A)Do not desire his delicacies,    for they are deceptive food.4 (B)Do not toil to acquire wealth;    (C)be discerning enough to desist.5 When your eyes light on it, it is gone,    (D)for suddenly it sprouts wings,    flying like an eagle toward heaven.6 (E)Do not eat the bread of a man who is (F)stingy;[b]    (G)do not desire his delicacies,7 for he is like one who is inwardly calculating. 5:18], [See ver. buy wisdom, instruction, and understanding. The repetition of entire proverbs (compare 6:10-11 with 24:33-34; 14:12 with 16:25; 18:8 with 26:22; 20:16 with 27:13; 21:19 with 25:24) or parts of proverbs may serve a poetic purpose. 5  uThorns and snares are in the way of the crooked; whoever vguards his soul will keep far from them. lest he have his fill of you and hate you. 24 above]; ver. why should zyour bed be taken from under you? nor is it glorious to rseek one’s own glory.3. 6 Do not desire his delicacies, for they are deceptive food. How long will b scoffers delight in their scoffing . Cancel any time. 19 Hear, my son, and (V)be wise,    and (W)direct your heart in the way.20 Be not among (X)drunkards[e]    or among (Y)gluttonous eaters of meat,21 for the drunkard and the glutton will come to poverty,    and (Z)slumber will clothe them with rags. he who fathers a wise son will be glad in him. 10  If you ifaint in the day of adversity. 24  Make no friendship with a man given to anger. Proverbs 22:23 for the LORD will plead their cause and rob of life those who rob them. 15  Folly is bound up in the heart of a child. 1When you sit down to eat with a ruler, observe carefully what Or who is before you, 2and put a knife to your throat if you are given to appetite. English Standard Version (ESV). for he will despise the good sense of your words. Font Size Proverbs 23:23. 3 My son, do not forget my teaching, but let your heart keep my … and do not join with those who do otherwise. 11  jRescue those who are being taken away to death; hold back those who are stumbling to the slaughter. 6:19; 1 Tim. and increases the traitors among mankind. 29, 30; Isa. Proverbs 22-23 ESV - A good name is to be chosen rather than - Bible Gateway A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, and favor is better than silver or gold. 31  and behold, it was all overgrown with thorns; 34  and poverty will come upon you like a robber. ESV 1 When you sit down to eat with a ruler, observe carefully what is before you, NIV 1 When you sit to dine with a ruler, note well what is before you, ESV 2 and put a knife to your throat if you are given to appetite. and in cabundance of counselors there is victory. Proverbs 23 English Standard Version 1 When you sit down to eat with a ruler, observe carefully what [1] is before you, 2 and put a knife to your throat if you are given to appetite. 24:49; Luke 21:34; Rom. The most popular Bible verses from the chapter Proverbs 23. Cancel. that you may give a true answer to those who sent you? 15:27; 28:20; Matt. and whose gspeech is gracious, hwill have the king as his friend. DailyVerses.net. 6:19; 1 Tim. English Standard Version (ESV) NIV KJV ESV NKJV. 22  uDo not rob the poor, because he is poor. 17  Let your foot be seldom in your neighbor’s house. is like a bad tooth or a foot that slips. 17  Whoever loves pleasure will be a poor man; he who loves wine and oil will not be rich. 15:27; 28:20; Matt. will himself call out and not be answered. 8  Whoever ysows injustice will reap calamity. 6:9, 10; Heb. I (AS)must have another drink.”. A slight variation allows the writer(s) to use the same image to make a related point (as in 17:3 ; 27:21 ) or to substitute a word or two to achieve greater clarity or a different emphasis (cf. but everyone who is fhasty comes gonly to poverty. Proverbs 4:23. but nthe rod of discipline drives it far from him. 23  When you sit down to eat with a ruler. 12  The Righteous One pobserves the house of the wicked; 13  qWhoever closes his ear to the cry of the poor. for he is like one who is inwardly calculating. 29  Do not say, g“I will do to him as he has done to me; I will pay the man back for what he has done.”. 23. Who has complaining?Who has (AL)wounds without cause? ESV Reader's Bible, Six-Volume Set (Dark Brown Cloth over Board), ESV Women's Study Bible--soft leather-look, teal, ESV MacArthur Study Bible--soft leather-look, olive with Celtic cross design, ESV Student Study Bible, Natural Leather, Brown, Flap with Strap, ESV Reference Bible (TruTone, Deep Brown/Tan, Trail Design). 17  pIncline your ear, and hear qthe words of the wise. Proverbs 22 Proverbs 25 Proverbs 23-24 English Standard Version (ESV) 23 When you sit down to eat with a ruler, observe carefully what is before you, 2 and put a knife to your throat if you are given to appetite. 3:5, 7; 26:12; Isa. 3:5, 7; 26:12; Isa. 23 Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life. 21 The king’s heart is a stream of water in the hand of the Lord; he turns it wherever he will. Proverbs 23:4. money greed planning. 5:11, 22; Matt. and let not your heart be glad when he stumbles. Cancel {{#items}} {{local_name}} {{/items}} Share. for he will despise the good sense of your words. than with a quarrelsome and fretful woman. [h]35 “They (AR)struck me,” you will say,[i] “but I was not hurt;    they beat me, but I did not feel it.When shall I awake? NIV 2 and put a knife to your throat if you are given to gluttony. 13  Do not withhold ndiscipline from a child; oif you strike him with a rod, he will not die. The thought of the heart in Proverbs 23:15 repeats itself in Proverbs 23:16, with reference to the utterance of the mouth. 9  Do not speak in the hearing of a fool. than to be put lower in the presence of a noble. A man who bears false witness against his neighbor. Who has strife? 4 # ch. lest you have your fill of it and vomit it. kdoes not he who lweighs the heart perceive it? 29:3. Sign up for an account to try it FREE for 30 days. and rthe smith has material for a vessel; 5  take away sthe wicked from the presence of the king. English Standard Version Update. 19  wFret not yourself because of evildoers. 25  The desire of gthe sluggard kills him. but the righteous hgives and does not hold back. 12  Like za gold ring or an ornament of gold, 13  Like the cold of snow in the time of harvest. Proverbs 23:17-18 ESV. 13  jThe sluggard says, “There is a lion outside! Font Size. 20 y Wine is a mocker, z strong drink a brawler, and whoever a is led astray by it is not wise. Enrich your faith and grow in spiritual maturity with the incredible Bible study and devotional books listed below. Do not rob the poor, because he is poor, or crush the afflicted at the gate, but the upright lgives thought to4 his ways. 10  lest he who hears you bring shame upon you. Proverbs 23. dwill be cursed by peoples, abhorred by nations. 1 When you sit down to eat with a ruler, observe carefully what # 23:1 Or who is before you, 2 and put a knife to your throat. 34  You will be like one who lies down in the midst of the sea. and hthe scoffer is an abomination to mankind. Buy truth, and do not sell it; buy wisdom, instruction, and understanding. but the word of a man who hears will endure. 29  Do you see a man skillful in his work? 5  When your eyes light on it, it is gone, 6  gDo not eat the bread of a man who is hstingy;2, 7  for he is like one who is inwardly calculating.3. and his tthrone will be established in righteousness. get everything ready for yourself in the field. 3  sThe prudent sees danger and hides himself, 4  The reward for humility and fear of the Lord. Subscribe to a study package to unlock the ESV Study Bible, the interactive Knowing the Bible study series, the Preaching the Word commentary series, and more. 6  Do not put yourself forward in the king’s presence, 7  for uit is better to be told, “Come up here,”. Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Bible Verses. 18  A man who hbears false witness against his neighbor. Who has sorrow? 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