1902 Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR)
1 From this chapter to the five and twentieth are sundry observations of moral virtues, and their contrary vices.
23:1 ¶ When thou sittest to eat with a ruler, thou shalt consider well, what is before thee;
23:2 And shalt put a knife to thy throat, if, of great appetite, thou art:
23:3 Do not crave his dainties, for, the same, are deceitful food.
23:4 ¶ Do not toil to get wealth, of thine own understanding, forbear:
23:5 Wilt thou let thine eye fly thereupon, when it is nothing? for it will, surely make, itself wings, Like an eagle, will it wing its way across the heavens.
23:6 ¶ Do not eat the food of him that hath a begrudging eye, neither crave thou his dainties;
23:7 For, just as he hath thought in his own mind, so, he is: Eat and drink! he may say to thee, but, his heart, is not with thee.
23:8 As for thy morsel thou hast eaten, thou shalt vomit it, so shalt thou waste thy things so sweet.
23:9 ¶ In the ears of a dullard, do not speak, for he will despise the good sense of thy words.
23:10 ¶ Do not move back the ancient boundary, and, into the fields of the fatherless, do not enter;
23:11 For, their near of kin, is strong, he, will plead their cause with thee.
23:12 ¶ Bring, to correction, thy heart, and thine ears, to the sayings of knowledge.
23:13 Do not withhold, from a child, correction, When thou smitest him with the rod, he shall not die:
23:14 Thou, with the rod, shalt smite him, and, his soul from hades, shalt thou deliver.
23:15 My son! if thy heart be wise, my heart shall rejoice, even mine.
23:16 So shall my reins exult, when thy lips speak the things that are right.
23:18 For surely there is a future, and, thine expectation, shall not be cut off.
23:19 ¶ Hear, thou, my son, and be wise, and lead forward, in duty, thy heart.
23:20 Do not be among them who tipple with wine,among them who are gluttons;
23:21 For, the tippler and the glutton, shall come to poverty, and, rags, shall Slumber put on!
23:22 Hearken to thy father here, who begat thee, and despise not, when she is old, thy mother.
23:23 Truth, buy thou, but do not sell, wisdom, and correction, and understanding.
23:24 Greatly shall exult, the father of a righteous man, and, he that begetteth a wise son, shall rejoice in him:
23:25 Rejoice shall thy father and thy mother, yea she, shall exult, who bare thee.
23:26 Oh give, my son, thy mind unto me, and let, thine eyes, observe, my ways;
23:27 For, a deep chasm, is the unchaste woman, and, a narrow pit, the female unknown;
23:28 Yea, she, as for prey, lieth in wait, and, the treacherous among mankind, she causeth to abound.
23:29 ¶ Who hath woe? Who hath outcry of pain? Who hath contentions? Who hath complaining? Who hath needless wounds? Who hath dullness of eyes?
23:30 They who tarry over wine, they who go in to search for mixed wine.
23:31 Do not look on wine when it becometh red, when it giveth in the cup its sparkle, glideth down smoothly.
23:32 Its after effect, is that, like a serpent, it biteth, and, like a viper, it doth sting.
23:33 Thine eyes, will see strange women, and, thy heart, will speak perverse things:
23:34 So shalt thou become, as one lying down in the heart of the sea,or as one lying down on the top of the mastgear:
23:35 They smote meI felt no pain, They struck me downI noticed it not,When shall I wake up? I will go on, I will seek it, again!