Proverbs Chapter 23

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Proverbs 23

When thou sittest to eat with a ruler, consider diligently what is before thee:

And put a knife to thy throat, if thou be a man given to appetite.

Be not desirous of his dainties: for they are deceitful meat.

Labour not to be rich: cease from thine own wisdom.

Wilt thou set thine eyes upon that which is not? for riches certainly make themselves wings; they fly away as an eagle toward heaven.

Eat thou not the bread of him that hath an evil eye, neither desire thou his dainty meats:

For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee.

The morsel which thou hast eaten shalt thou vomit up, and lose thy sweet words.

Speak not in the ears of a fool: for he will despise the wisdom of thy words.

10 Remove not the old landmark; and enter not into the fields of the fatherless:

11 For their redeemer is mighty; he shall plead their cause with thee.

12 Apply thine heart unto instruction, and thine ears to the words of knowledge.

13 Withhold not correction from the child: for if thou beatest him with the rod, he shall not die.

14 Thou shalt beat him with the rod, and shalt deliver his soul from hell.

15 My son, if thine heart be wise, my heart shall rejoice, even mine.

16 Yea, my reins shall rejoice, when thy lips speak right things.

17 Let not thine heart envy sinners: but be thou in the fear of the Lordall the day long.

18 For surely there is an end; and thine expectation shall not be cut off.

19 Hear thou, my son, and be wise, and guide thine heart in the way.

20 Be not among winebibbers; among riotous eaters of flesh:

21 For the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty: and drowsiness shall clothe a man with rags.

22 Hearken unto thy father that begat thee, and despise not thy mother when she is old.

23 Buy the truth, and sell it not; also wisdom, and instruction, and understanding.

24 The father of the righteous shall greatly rejoice: and he that begetteth a wise child shall have joy of him.

25 Thy father and thy mother shall be glad, and she that bare thee shall rejoice.

26 My son, give me thine heart, and let thine eyes observe my ways.

27 For a whore is a deep ditch; and a strange woman is a narrow pit.

28 She also lieth in wait as for a prey, and increaseth the transgressors among men.

29 Who hath woe? who hath sorrow? who hath contentions? who hath babbling? who hath wounds without cause? who hath redness of eyes?

30 They that tarry long at the wine; they that go to seek mixed wine.

31 Look not thou upon the wine when it is red, when it giveth his colour in the cup, when it moveth itself aright.

32 At the last it biteth like a serpent, and stingeth like an adder.

33 Thine eyes shall behold strange women, and thine heart shall utter perverse things.

34 Yea, thou shalt be as he that lieth down in the midst of the sea, or as he that lieth upon the top of a mast.

35 They have stricken me, shalt thou say, and I was not sick; they have beaten me, and I felt it not: when shall I awake? I will seek it yet again.

44 thoughts on “Proverbs Chapter 23

  1. 13 Withhold not correction from the child: for if thou beatest him with the rod, he shall not die.

    14 Thou shalt beat him with the rod, and shalt deliver his soul from hell.

    24 The father of the righteous shall greatly rejoice: and he that begetteth a wise child shall have joy of him.

    25 Thy father and thy mother shall be glad, and she that bare thee shall rejoice.

    Intermittent, temporary pain from correction now can keep them from continual, eternal pain later.

  2. “Don’t waste your breath on fools, for they will despise the wisest advice.

    Commit yourself to instruction; listen carefully to words of knowledge.”
    ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭23:9, 12‬ ‭NLT‬‬

  3. 7 For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee.

    Our actions are guided by our thought patters which is often influenced in our heart. Be watchful about how your thoughts are entertained, it would wise to almost be vigilant about them. The way we think is what determines our actions and that directs our life pathway…that’s why David said he kept the word in his heart to keep from sin. Ur feelings affect ur thoughts and those guide ur actions.

  4. 26 O my son, give me your heart. May your eyes take delight in following my ways. (NLT)

    Delight in the ways of the Lord; get everything verse 23 says and take delight in upholding, having, and using them. Living this righteous life, following Jesus is not a forceful one, it’s a choice we all get to make. “I have decided to follow Jesus and there’s no turning back!”

  5. GO TEACH WISDOM

    12 Apply thine heart unto instruction, and thine ears to the words of knowledge.
    13 Withhold not correction from the child: for if thou beatest him with the rod, he shall not die.
    14 Thou shalt beat him with the rod, and shalt deliver his soul from hell.

    I am now old enough to witness the effects of a society who uses time out instead of the rod of correction as the BIBLE says.

    Much of the chaos we witness in our society today is the result of a generation of parents who refused to correct, discipline and spank their children. Now they expect the world to bow at their feet just like their parents did. There are no painful consequences for disruption. When they don’t get their way they throw a fit! In their mind the worst thing that could happen to them is they may get “time out”.

    I am thankful for a mother who did not spare the rod and in her own way delivered me from hell. I am proud to be a parent that was not afraid to use the rod on my children when they needed further instruction and direction.

    JESUS help us understand the impact of raising the coming generation.

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  6. 6 Eat thou not the bread of him that hath an evil eye, neither desire thou his dainty meats:
    7 For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee.

    12 Apply your heart to instruction and your ears to mselves wings; they fly away as an eagle toward heaven

    19 Listen, my son, and be wise, and keep your heart on the right path.

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    2 And put a knife to thy throat, if thou be a man given to appetite.

    Wow…Think about it. This scripture is awesome. We must discipline ourselves regardless of the cost. If we have to threaten ourselves in order to bring change then we should do that. You know, we threaten our children if they act a fool but if we act a fool we just say, “oh well, I messed up.” Instead we should say, “I’m gonna kill this flesh tomorrow and fast because I acted the fool.”

    Matthew 5:29 NLT So if your eye—even your good eye—causes you to lust, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell.

    Jesus is pretty serious about disciplining the flesh. It’s time for each of us to become serious.

  8. Do not over work to be rich, because of your own understanding, cease, will you set your eyes on that which is not? For riches certainly make themselves wings. They fly away like an eagle toward heaven. Blessed be the name of the Lord.

  9. 12 Apply thine heart unto instruction, and thine ears to the words of knowledge.

    13 Withhold not correction from the child: for if thou beatest him with the rod, he shall not die.

    14 Thou shalt beat him with the rod, and shalt deliver his soul from hell.

    God help us correct our children with wisdom and may they walk the path of righteousness guided by your word.

  10. Don’t desire things of this world like money because it won’t last it will fade right before your eyes
    This world is not our home
    Don’t eat with people who are stingy; don’t desire their delicacies. They are always thinking about how much it costs. “Eat and drink,” they say, but they don’t mean it. You will throw up what little you’ve eaten, and your compliments will be wasted.
    Proverbs 23:6‭-‬8 NLT

  11. 27 For a whore is a deep ditch; and a strange woman is a narrow pit.

    28 She also lieth in wait as for a prey, and increaseth the transgressors among men.

    29 Who hath woe? who hath sorrow? who hath contentions? who hath babbling? who hath wounds without cause? who hath redness of eyes?

  12. 17 Let not thine heart envy sinners: but be thou in the fear of the Lordall the day long.

    We can look at the world and see people partying and doing all sorts of things that may look “fun” but after the fun is over the consequences set in and most people are still empty. We have something so much greater than just temporary fun, we have the spirit of God living in us, and our reward for following His ways is much greater than all the “fun” this world has to offer us!

  13. Let not thine heart envy sinners: but be thou in the fear of the Lord all the day long. For surely there is an end; and thine expectation shall not be cut off.
    Proverbs 23:17‭-‬18 KJV
    http://bible.com/1/pro.23.17-18.KJV

    Don’t envy those that think they are above you; just because somebody has money or is famous doesn’t put them above you. We are all humans and all fall short. How we handle ourselves when we fall is another story. Live in the fear of the Lord: for that is the path if righteousness. As long as we seek God; even after we mess up He will be there. Remember God doesn’t turn from us; we turn from Him. Thank you Jesus.

    Phil. 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

  14. Let not thine heart envy sinners: but be thou in the fear of the Lord all the day long.

    Just because it seems like they have their life together. They’re souls are lost if they dont get it together and repent of there sins.

  15. Proverbs 23:17-18
    17) Let not thine heart envy sinners: but be thou in the fear of the LORD all the day long.
    18) For surely there is an end; and thine expectation shall not be cut off.

  16. Josiah: 12 Apply thine heart unto instruction, and thine ears to the words of knowledge.
    23 Buy the truth, and sell it not; also wisdom, and instruction, and understanding.
    “Buy the truth, sell it not;” The “sell it not” part of this verse does not mean to not let others get truth from you or, us. It means to not give it up for anything. The truth, wisdom, instruction, and understanding of God is more valuable than anything this world has to offer. Earlier in this very psalm God speaks through the psalmist David about this. It says we should “Apply thine heart unto instruction,” It continues and says “and thine ears to the words of knowledge.” God’s word, the calling in our heart, the labor or, work to be done in God’s kingdom is not a job. It is all a giant opportunity for us all and nothing is better. God example on this earth was one of giving His all. So, let us GO GIVE OUR ALL in the kingdom of God!

  17. 7 For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee.

    Sometimes people may look at you and act like they have good intentions. But really they don’t. They may front like a friend but really their not in unity with you.

  18. And put a knife to thy throat, if thou be a man given to appetite.
    Practice punishing your flesh when you fall in sin. Practice it so much you don’t wanna sin EVER. Make your flesh scared so when you do threaten it you will be a man of your word and not fall in sin
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  19. 12 Apply thine heart unto instruction, and thine ears to the words of knowledge

    There is always more to learn and wisdom to gain.

  20. 17 Let not thine heart envy sinners: but be thou in the fear of the Lordall the day long.

    18 For surely there is an end; and thine expectation shall not be cut off.

    19 Hear thou, my son, and be wise, and guide thine heart in the way.

  21. Proverbs 23;12 (English Amp) Apply your mind to instruction and correction and your ears to words of knowledge. I’m older now I think God that I had a mother and father to teach me right from wrong. There’s always going to be more knowledge to learn and wisdom to gain.

  22. v4 Labor not to be rich: cease from thine own wisdom.

    Our greatest goal should be to bring glory to GOD; even our work should be done to glorify GOD.
    This scripture comes to mind
    “There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death”
    Proverbs 14:12;16:25

  23. We often hear the verse quoted to buy the truth and sell it not! It is an important foundational principle that nothing you may gain is worth the loss of the precious truth that has been delivered into our hands. This proverb takes that basic principle and adds another dimension. ‘Buy the truth, and sell it not; also wisdom, and instruction, and understanding. The father of the righteous shall greatly rejoice: and he that begetteth a wise child shall have joy of him.’

    It is not just the white ivory tower of truth that is important in our walk with God. We also need the wisdom that accompanies that truth to apply it to our walk with God. We’re going to need some instruction to guide us along the way. And with all that instruction, let us gain some knowledge of that truth: a foundation that allows us to reach out to others with understanding that allows that truth to be received! The truth is not meant to dwell alone with God. It belongs inside each of us with the knowledge and wisdom that allows it to be an effective tool for both our own walk and those around us! And what better harvest that to see it in our children!

  24. 22 Hearken unto thy father that begat thee, and despise not thy mother when she is old.

    The wisdom from our that of our parents and elders is as a precious jewel. Too many times I see the wisdom of the elders bring wasted because no one will take the time to hear the knowledge and understanding that they have gained from their life and walk with God.Their experiences, their triumphs and failures, their use in the kingdom of God can direct and protect those that will take the time to hear.

  25. We are Blessed

    1 When thou sittest to eat with a ruler, consider diligently what is before thee:

    My thoughts go to our church. How many ministers do we have come through our church on a yearly basis? Quite a few, right? Thank you Pastor, for allowing these mighty men of God to come in and be with us.
    But just think of who comes to our church. Bishop Foster, Bro. Smith, Bro. Godwin, Bro. Henderson, Bro Guy, just to name a few. How many other churches do you know have them come on a regular time? Not many. We should delight in the opportunity to hear from so many wonderful men and women of God. We are blessed. And thank you Pastor for Speaking the Word to us as well. You are the lead shepherd of this flock. Thank you for protecting us and guiding us in the ways and statues of God and His word.
    #Godosomething by being blessed by the men of God in our lives.

  26. 1 When thou sittest to eat with a ruler, consider diligently what is before thee:

    Who is at your table? I heard this message from Jose playing it, and it is so powerful, if your table is full of sin you are what you eat so if you eat with sin and eat sin and not the word your gonna be filled with sin, and not righteous. Your table needs to be full of the lords will, for it is better to have 10 holy friends, rather than a 100 sinful friends. Thank you Jesus!

  27. 8 The morsel which thou hast eaten shalt thou vomit up, and lose thy sweet words.

    Just alike are the vanities of this world, especially when knowledge is present, one sees things in a different way and cannot be easily tricked to think otherwise as in times past.

  28. 13. Withhold not correction from the child; for if thou beatest him with the rod, he shall not die. 14. Thou shalt beat him with the rod, and shalt deliver his soul from hell. Make your child obey so he doesn’t end up in hell !!!! HEAVEN BOUND !!!!

  29. 8 The morsel which thou hast eaten shalt thou vomit up, and lose thy sweet words.

    9 Speak not in the ears of a fool: for he will despise the wisdom of thy words.

    10 Remove not the old landmark; and enter not into the fields of the fatherless:

    11 For their redeemer is mighty; he shall plead their cause with thee.

    12 Apply thine heart unto instruction, and thine ears to the words of knowledge.

    13 Withhold not correction from the child: for if thou beatest him with the rod, he shall not die.

    14 Thou shalt beat him with the rod, and shalt deliver his soul from hell.

  30. 4 Labour not to be rich: cease from thine own wisdom.

    5 Wilt thou set thine eyes upon that which is not? for riches certainly make themselves wings; they fly away as an eagle toward heaven.

    Although Solomon may not have been the written of this section of the book of proverbs, these verses reveal one of his blind spots. He should be wise enough to know that wealth doesn’t satisfy and greed is foolish, yet that doesn’t stop him from pursuing fame and luxury. He grabs all the “goodies” he can, often at the expense of his own people whom he taxes and works excessively (1Ki 12:4). Apparently the king didn’t discover until he was old and embittered by the results of his own foolish choices that “nothing was gained” by all his striving (Ecc 2:4-11).

  31. 1 When thou sittest to eat with a ruler, consider diligently what is before thee:

    2 And put a knife to thy throat, if thou be a man given to appetite.

    3 Be not desirous of his dainties: for they are deceitful meat.

    This reminds me of Daniel. He was surrounded by delicacies when taken to Babylon, but no matter the amount of wine or of meat he stayed faithful to the diet that kept him close to God. We need to look at what we take in on a daily basis. Not just food, but what we watch, listen to, surround ourselves with. Just because it is put before us doesn’t mean it’s good or that we should partake of it. Abstain from the things that pulls us away from our intimacy with God. What’s a distraction in my life? What should I abstain from?

  32. 7 For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee.

    Who are You? What do you think of who you are? That has a lot to do to who we listen to. The enemy will speak death and lies and accusation go your heart. However God is constantly speaking through his Word trying to get our hearts to believe what he sees.

  33. 12 Apply thine heart unto instruction, and thine ears to the words of knowledge.

    We should commit ourselves to receive instruction and apply ourselves to whatever it is that God wants us to learn. The quicker we are open to God’s voice and our leaders the more God can and will teach us, develop us and grow. Let’s keep our ears open and our hearts open to receive the word of God.

  34. Speak not in the ears of a fool: for he will despise the wisdom of thy words
    (Proverbs 23:9 KJV)

    Fools lack knowledge and despise wisdom because they delight in folly. Therefore if we were to try and speak to them out of wisdom they will reject it. It is a waste of breath but an attempt to open a fools blind eyes to the sin that will lead them unto death. It’s like a sleeping person who doesn’t want to wake up because sleep is more desirable.

  35. 27 For a whore is a deep ditch; and a strange woman is a narrow pit.

    28 She also lieth in wait as for a prey, and increaseth the transgressors among men.

    It is foolish to choose a temporary pleasure that leads to an eternal death over Jesus who gives eternal life.

  36. Verse 12 NLT “Commit yourself to instruction; listen carefully to words of knowledge.”

    Verse 26 NLT “O my son, give me your heart. May your eyes take delight in following my ways.”

  37. 7 For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee.

    We as humans may never truly know the heart of another human because people are good at being dishonest and misleading. They may put on a big production of how poor they are and how needy their home is. We may give from what the Lord has provided us to try and ease their suffering. The truth of the matter may be the family does not return their tithes to God. Their home may be cursed for a reason. In this case, we are casting our pearls before the swine.

    We hear Pastor speak against a poverty mentality. While this chapter is warning us to be cautious of those who invite us into their home, I believe this verse can apply to other aspects of our lives. If we think we are poor people and can never make all our bill payments – so we will be. If we think we are in control of our finances and every need will be met – so we will be. If we think our actions, thoughts and behaviors are pure and holy – so we will be.

  38. 9 Speak not in the ears of a fool: for he will despise the wisdom of thy words.

    Many times I have found myself being very foolish, not heeding the wise counsel, because it was something I didn’t want to hear. I have found that although correction may not be what I want to hear, it is what I need to hear, that my soul might be saved…

  39. 26 My son, give me thine heart, and let thine eyes observe my ways.

    Make God first in your life, love him with all of your heart and soul. Shine for God by being a good example. He blesses beyond measure when we follow his commands.

  40. 19 Hear thou, my son, and be wise, and guide thine heart in the way.
    23 Buy the truth, and sell it not; also wisdom, and instruction, and understanding.

    May I guide my heart wisely, by buying the truth and selling it not. Gaining wisdom, instruction and understanding. So that I might stand in the evil day, doing all to stand. Guiding my heart according to Gods will and not my own.

  41. “Hearken unto thy father that begat thee, and despise not thy mother when she is old.”
    ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭23:22‬ ‭KJV‬‬

    I recently told my family hat how I felt about my mother. She is a somewhat older woman (as she is my mother) who is strong willed and feels that she could still behave like she is in her 40s. I was telling my family how she was feeling about some situations. It than came down to, “I have no problems taking your keys and not letting you drive.” I was appalled. A person was dispising mom. Maybe they just skipped over the Bible? It was terrible to think they would talk about mom this way.

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