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Proverbs 23.19-35


19 Hear, my child, and be wise,
   and direct your mind in the way.
20 Do not be among winebibbers,
   or among gluttonous eaters of meat;
21 for the drunkard and the glutton will come to poverty,
   and drowsiness will clothe them with rags.


22 Listen to your father who begot you,
   and do not despise your mother when she is old.
23 Buy truth, and do not sell it;
   buy wisdom, instruction, and understanding.
24 The father of the righteous will greatly rejoice;
   he who begets a wise son will be glad in him.
25 Let your father and mother be glad;
   let her who bore you rejoice.


26 My child, give me your heart,
   and let your eyes observe* my ways.
27 For a prostitute is a deep pit;
   an adulteress* is a narrow well.
28 She lies in wait like a robber
   and increases the number of the faithless.


29 Who has woe? Who has sorrow?
   Who has strife? Who has complaining?
Who has wounds without cause?
   Who has redness of eyes?
30 Those who linger late over wine,
   those who keep trying mixed wines.
31 Do not look at wine when it is red,
   when it sparkles in the cup
   and goes down smoothly.
32 At the last it bites like a serpent,
   and stings like an adder.
33 Your eyes will see strange things,
   and your mind utter 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.*
35 ‘They struck me’, you will say,* ‘but I was not hurt;
   they beat me, but I did not feel it.
When shall I awake?
   I will seek another drink.’

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