consider carefully whatA is before you,
if you have a bigB appetite;
3 don’t desire his choice food,b
for that food is deceptive.
4 Don’t wear yourself out to get rich;c
because you know better, stop!
5 As soon as your eyes fly to it, it disappears,d
for it makes wings for itself
and flies like an eagle to the sky.
and don’t desire his choice food,f
“Eat and drink,” he says to you,
but his heart is not with you.h
and waste your pleasant words.
9 Don’t speak toE a fool,
for he will despise the insight of your words.i
10 Don’t move an ancient boundary marker,j
and don’t encroach on the fields of the fatherless,
11 for their Redeemer is strong,k
and he will champion their cause against you.l
and listen to words of knowledge.
if you punish him with a rod, he will not die.m
and you will rescue his life from Sheol.n
my heart will indeed rejoice.o
when your lips say what is right.p
17 Don’t let your heart envy sinners;q
instead, always fear the Lord.r
and your hope will not be dashed.s
keep your mind on the right course.
20 Don’t associate with those who drink too much winet
or with those who gorge themselves on meat.u
and grogginess will clothe them in rags.v
wisdom, instruction, and understanding.x
and one who fathers a wise son will delight in him.y
25 Let your father and mother have joy,z
and let her who gave birth to you rejoice.
and let your eyes observe my ways.
27 For a prostitute is a deep pit,aa
and a wayward woman is a narrow well;
28 indeed, she sets an ambush like a robberab
and increases the number of unfaithful people.
Who has conflicts? Who has complaints?
Who has wounds for no reason?ac
Who has red eyes?
those who go looking for mixed wine.ad
31 Don’t gaze at wine because it is red,a
because it gleams in the cup
and goes down smoothly.b
and stings like a viper.
or lying down on the top of a ship’s mast.
35 “They struck me, butB I feel no pain!
They beat me, but I didn’t know it!d
When will I wake up?
I’ll look for another drink.”e
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