you sit to eat with a ruler,
Consider carefully 1who
is before you;
put a knife to your throat
If you are a man of great
not desire his delicacies,
For they are deceitful food.
not weary yourself to become arich
Cease from your consideration of it
you set your eyes upon it, it is gone;
certainly makes itself wings,
Like an eagle that flies toward heaven.
not eat the bread of one who is envious,
And do not desire his delicacies;
as he thinks within himself, so he is.
He says to you, Eat and drink;
But his heart is not with you.
will vomit up the morsel which you have eaten,
And waste your pleasant words.
not speak in the hearing of a fool,
For he will despise the wisdom of your words.
not remove the ancient boundary marker,
Or go into the fields of the fatherless;
He will plead their cause against you.
your heart to instruction,
And your ears to words of knowledge.
not withhold acorrection
from a child;
If you beat him with the rod, he will not die.
you beat him with the rod,
You will deliver his soul from aSheol
son, if your heart is wise,
My own heart will also rejoice;
inward parts will also exult,
When your lips speak right things.
not let your heart envy sinners,
in the fear of Jehovah all day long;
surely there is a latter end,
And your hope will not be cut off.
, my son, and be wise,
And direct your heart in the way.
not be among those who get drunk with wine,
Among gluttonous eaters of flesh;
the drunkard and the glutton will come to poverty,
And drowsiness will clothe them
to your afather
who begot you,
And do not despise your mother when she is old.
, and do not sell it
wisdom and instruction and understanding.
father of the righteous man will greatly exult,
And he who begets a wise child
will rejoice in him.
your father and your mother rejoice,
And let her who bore you exult.
son, give me your heart,
And let your eyes 1observe
a harlot is a deep pit,
And an adulteress is a narrow well.
, she lies in wait as a robber,
And increases the number of
the treacherous among men.
has woe? Who has sorrow? Who has contentions?
Who has complaining? Who has wounds without cause? Who has redness
who linger late over awine
Those who go to seek out mixed wines.
not look upon the wine when it is red,
When it sparkles in the cup,
When it goes down smoothly;
the end it bites like a serpent,
And stings like an adder.
eyes will see strange things,
And your heart will utter perverse things;
you will be like one who lies down while at sea,
Or like one who lies down at the top of a mast.
struck me, you will say, but
I was not hurt;
They beat me, but
I did not feel it
When will I awake? I will seek another drink.