Proverbs 23-27New King James Version (NKJV)
23 When you sit down to eat with a ruler,
4 Do not overwork to be rich;
6 Do not eat the bread of a miser,[a]
9 Do not speak in the hearing of a fool,
10 Do not remove the ancient landmark,
12 Apply your heart to instruction,
13 Do not withhold correction from a child,
15 My son, if your heart is wise,
17 Do not let your heart envy sinners,
19 Hear, my son, and be wise;
22 Listen to your father who begot you,
23 Buy the truth, and do not sell it,
26 My son, give me your heart,
29 Who has woe?
24 Do not be envious of evil men,
3 Through wisdom a house is built,
5 A wise man is strong,
7 Wisdom is too lofty for a fool;
8 He who plots to do evil
10 If you faint in the day of adversity,
11 Deliver those who are drawn toward death,
13 My son, eat honey because it is good,
15 Do not lie in wait, O wicked man, against the dwelling of the righteous;
17 Do not rejoice when your enemy falls,
21 My son, fear the Lord and the king;
Further Sayings of the Wise
23 These things also belong to the wise:
It is not good to show partiality in judgment.
26 He who gives a right answer kisses the lips.
27 Prepare your outside work,
28 Do not be a witness against your neighbor without cause,
30 I went by the field of the lazy man,
Further Wise Sayings of Solomon
25 These also are proverbs of Solomon which the men of Hezekiah king of Judah copied:
2 It is the glory of God to conceal a matter,
3 As the heavens for height and the earth for depth,
4 Take away the dross from silver,
6 Do not exalt yourself in the presence of the king,
8 Do not go hastily to court;
11 A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold
13 Like the cold of snow in time of harvest
14 Whoever falsely boasts of giving
15 By long forbearance a ruler is persuaded,
16 Have you found honey?
17 Seldom set foot in your neighbor’s house,
18 A man who bears false witness against his neighbor
19 Confidence in an unfaithful man in time of trouble
20 Like one who takes away a garment in cold weather,
21 If your enemy is hungry, give him bread to eat;
23 The north wind brings forth rain,
24 It is better to dwell in a corner of a housetop,
25 As cold water to a weary soul,
26 A righteous man who falters before the wicked
27 It is not good to eat much honey;
28 Whoever has no rule over his own spirit
26 As snow in summer and rain in harvest,
2 Like a flitting sparrow, like a flying swallow,
3 A whip for the horse,
13 The lazy man says, “There is a lion in the road!
17 He who passes by and meddles in a quarrel not his own
18 Like a madman who throws firebrands, arrows, and death,
20 Where there is no wood, the fire goes out;
23 Fervent lips with a wicked heart
27 Whoever digs a pit will fall into it,
28 A lying tongue hates those who are crushed by it,
27 Do not boast about tomorrow,
2 Let another man praise you, and not your own mouth;
3 A stone is heavy and sand is weighty,
4 Wrath is cruel and anger a torrent,
5 Open rebuke is better
6 Faithful are the wounds of a friend,
7 A satisfied soul loathes the honeycomb,
8 Like a bird that wanders from its nest
9 Ointment and perfume delight the heart,
10 Do not forsake your own friend or your father’s friend,
11 My son, be wise, and make my heart glad,
12 A prudent man foresees evil and hides himself;
13 Take the garment of him who is surety for a stranger,
14 He who blesses his friend with a loud voice, rising early in the morning,
15 A continual dripping on a very rainy day
17 As iron sharpens iron,
18 Whoever keeps the fig tree will eat its fruit;
19 As in water face reflects face,
21 The refining pot is for silver and the furnace for gold,
22 Though you grind a fool in a mortar with a pestle along with crushed grain,
23 Be diligent to know the state of your flocks,
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