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Proverbs 23:7

for he is like one who is inwardly calculating.3

“Eat and drink!” he says to you,

but his jheart is not with you.

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Proverbs 23:7 — The New International Version (NIV)

for he is the kind of person

who is always thinking about the cost.

“Eat and drink,” he says to you,

but his heart is not with you.

Proverbs 23:7 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he:

Eat and drink, saith he to thee;

But his heart is not with thee.

Proverbs 23:7 — New Living Translation (NLT)

They are always thinking about how much it costs.

“Eat and drink,” they say, but they don’t mean it.

Proverbs 23:7 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

For as he thinks in his heart, so is he.

“Eat and drink!” he says to you,

But his heart is not with you.

Proverbs 23:7 — New Century Version (NCV)

Selfish people are always worrying

about how much the food costs.

They tell you, “Eat and drink,”

but they don’t really mean it.

Proverbs 23:7 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

For as he thinketh within himself, so is he:

Eat and drink, saith he to thee;

But his heart is not with thee.

Proverbs 23:7 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

For as he thinketh in his soul, so is he. Eat and drink! will he say unto thee; but his heart is not with thee.

Proverbs 23:7 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

As he calculates the cost to himself, this is what he does:

He tells you, “Eat and drink,”

but he doesn’t really mean it.

Proverbs 23:7 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

for it’s like someone calculating inwardly.

“Eat and drink,” he says to you,

but his heart is not with you.

Proverbs 23:7 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

for like a hair in the throat, so are they.

“Eat and drink!” they say to you;

but they do not mean it.

Proverbs 23:7 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

For, like hair in his throat, so it is.

“Eat and drink!” he will say to you,

but his heart will not be with you.

Proverbs 23:7 — New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)

He is the kind of person

who is always thinking about how much it costs.

“Eat and drink,” he says to you.

But he doesn’t mean it.

Proverbs 23:7 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

For as he thinks within himself, so he is.

He says to you, “Eat and drink!”

But his heart is not with you.