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Proverbs 23:1-3

When

you sit to eat with a ruler, consider diligently what is before you; put a knife to your throat, if you are a man given to appetite. Don’t be desirous of his dainties, since they are deceitful food.
Proverbs 23:1-3

Context

Proverbs 22 [25.] lest you learn his ways,
and ensnare your soul.
Don’t you be one of those who strike hands,
of those who are collateral for debts.
If you don’t have means to pay,
why should he take away your bed from under you?
Don’t move the ancient boundary stone,
which your fathers have set up.
Do you see a man skilled in his work?
He will serve kings.
He won’t serve obscure men.

Proverbs 23 [1.] When you sit to eat with a ruler,
consider diligently what is before you;
put a knife to your throat,
if you are a man given to appetite.
Don’t be desirous of his dainties,
since they are deceitful food.

Don’t weary yourself to be rich.
In your wisdom, show restraint.

Proverbs 23 [5.] Why do you set your eyes on that which is not?
For it certainly sprouts wings like an eagle and flies in the sky.
Don’t eat the food of him who has a stingy eye,
and don’t crave his delicacies:
for as he thinks about the cost, so he is.
“Eat and drink!” he says to you,
but his heart is not with you.
The morsel which you have eaten you shall vomit up,
and lose your good words.
Don’t speak in the ears of a fool,
for he will despise the wisdom of your words.


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PIB Scriptures are derived from the World English Bible