Bible Browser




Proverbs 23: 1-11

23When you sit down to eat with a ruler,
   observe carefully what* is before you,
2 and put a knife to your throat
   if you have a big appetite.
3 Do not desire the ruler’s* delicacies,
   for they are deceptive food.
4 Do not wear yourself out to get rich;
   be wise enough to desist.
5 When your eyes light upon it, it is gone;
   for suddenly it takes wings to itself,
   flying like an eagle towards heaven.
6 Do not eat the bread of the stingy;
   do not desire their delicacies;
7 for like a hair in the throat, so are they.*
   ‘Eat and drink!’ they say to you;
   but they do not mean it.
8 You will vomit up the little you have eaten,
   and you will waste your pleasant words.
9 Do not speak in the hearing of a fool,
   who will only despise the wisdom of your words.
10 Do not remove an ancient landmark
   or encroach on the fields of orphans,
11 for their redeemer is strong;
   he will plead their cause against you.

<<
>>

Enter another bible reference:


obb
bible browser

biblemail@oremus.org
v 2.5.1
29 April 2019

From the oremus Bible Browser https://bible.oremus.org v2.5.1 29 April 2019.