observe carefully what1 is before you,
3 cDo not desire his delicacies,
4 dDo not toil to acquire wealth;
ebe discerning enough to desist.
ffor suddenly it sprouts wings,
ido not desire his delicacies,
7 for he is like one who is inwardly calculating.3
but his jheart is not with you.
10 kDo not move an ancient landmark
11 for their lRedeemer is strong;
he will mplead their cause against you.
13 Do not withhold ndiscipline from a child;
oif you strike him with a rod, he will not die.
you will psave his soul from Sheol.
15 qMy son, if your heart is wise,
when your lips speak swhat is right.
17 Let not your heart tenvy sinners,
but continue in uthe fear of the Lord all the day.
18 Surely vthere is a future,
and your whope will not be cut off.
19 Hear, my son, and xbe wise,
and ydirect your heart in the way.
or among agluttonous eaters of meat,
and bslumber will clothe them with rags.
22 cListen to your father who gave you life,
dand do not despise your mother when she is old.
23 eBuy truth, and do not sell it;
24 fThe father of the righteous will greatly rejoice;
25 fLet your father and mother be glad;
let gher who bore you rejoice.
and let your eyes observe6 my ways.
27 For a prostitute is ha deep pit;
28 kShe lies in wait like a robber
29 lWho has woe? Who has sorrow?
Who has mwounds without cause?
Who has nredness of eyes?
30 Those who otarry long over wine;
those who go to try pmixed wine.
32 In the end it qbites like a serpent
and your heart utter rperverse things.
like one who lies on the top of a mast.8
I tmust have another drink.”
 23:1 Or who
 23:6 Hebrew whose eye is evil
 23:7 Or for as he calculates in his soul, so is he
 23:16 Hebrew My kidneys
 23:20 Hebrew those who drink too much wine
 23:26 Or delight in
 23:27 Hebrew a foreign woman
 23:34 Or of the rigging
 23:35 Hebrew lacks you will say