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Proverbs 23

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.

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.

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.

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:

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