(A)The fool will no more be called noble,
    nor the scoundrel said to be honorable.

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20 Woe to (A)those who call evil good
    and good evil,
(B)who put darkness for light
    and light for darkness,
who put bitter for sweet
    and sweet for bitter!

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18 Then once more you shall (A)see the distinction between the righteous and the wicked, between one who serves God and one who does not serve him.

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(A)Do not eat the bread of a man who is (B)stingy;[a]
    (C)do not desire his delicacies,
for he is like one who is inwardly calculating.[b]
    “Eat and drink!” he says to you,
    but his (D)heart is not with you.
You will vomit up the morsels that you have eaten,
    and waste your pleasant words.

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Footnotes

  1. Proverbs 23:6 Hebrew whose eye is evil
  2. Proverbs 23:7 Or for as he calculates in his soul, so is he

(A)in whose eyes a vile person is despised,
    but who honors those who fear the Lord;
who (B)swears to his own hurt and does not change;

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25 Let not my lord regard (A)this worthless fellow, Nabal, for as his name is, so is he. Nabal[a] is his name, and folly is with him. But I your servant did not see the young men of my lord, whom you sent.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Samuel 25:25 Nabal means fool

Now the name of the man was Nabal, and the name of his wife Abigail. The woman was discerning and beautiful, but the man was harsh and badly behaved; (A)he was a Calebite. David heard in the wilderness that Nabal (B)was shearing his sheep. So David sent ten young men. And David said to the young men, “Go up to Carmel, and go to Nabal and greet him in my name. And thus you shall greet him: (C)‘Peace be to you, and peace be to your house, and peace be to all that you have. I hear that you have shearers. Now your shepherds have been with us, and we did them no harm, (D)and they missed nothing all the time they were in Carmel. Ask your young men, and they will tell you. Therefore let my young men find favor in your eyes, for we come (E)on a feast day. Please give whatever you have at hand to your servants and to your son David.’”

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