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Proverbs 23:17-23 Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

17 Don’t let your heart envy sinners;
instead, always fear the Lord.
18 For then you will have a future,
and your hope will not be dashed.

19 Listen, my son, and be wise;
keep your mind on the right course.
20 Don’t associate with those who drink too much wine
or with those who gorge themselves on meat.
21 For the drunkard and the glutton will become poor,
and grogginess will clothe them in rags.

22 Listen to your father who gave you life,
and don’t despise your mother when[a] she is old.
23 Buy—and do not sell—truth,
wisdom, instruction, and understanding.

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  1. 23:22 Or because
Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

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Proverbs 23:17-23 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

17 Do not let your heart envy sinners,
    but always continue in the fear of the Lord.
18 Surely there is a future,
    and your hope will not be cut off.

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.

New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright © 1989 the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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