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Proverbs 23

Introduction

Overview

Verse 1

Genesis 43:32-Nahum :, Jude 1:12

Reciprocal: Psalms 141:4 - and let me Revelation 18:3 - abundance

Verse 2

Matthew 18:8, Matthew 18:9, 1 Corinthians 9:27, Philippians 3:19

Reciprocal: Genesis 27:14 - mother Proverbs 12:27 - slothful

Verse 3

Proverbs 23:6, Psalms 141:4, Daniel 1:8, Luke 21:34, Ephesians 4:22

Reciprocal: Genesis 27:14 - mother Proverbs 1:19 - every

Verse 4

Labour: Proverbs 28:20, John 6:27, 1 Timothy 6:8-2 Samuel :

cease: Proverbs 3:5, Proverbs 26:12, Isaiah 5:21, Romans 11:25, Romans 12:16

Reciprocal: Genesis 34:23 - General Proverbs 1:19 - every Proverbs 20:21 - gotten Proverbs 28:11 - rich Ecclesiastes 1:3 - profit Ecclesiastes 7:16 - neither Ezekiel 28:4 - General Luke 12:15 - Take

Verse 5

thou: Psalms 119:36, Psalms 119:37, Jeremiah 22:17, 1 John 2:16

set thine eyes upon: Heb. cause thine eyes to fly upon, etc. "He expresses it in such a way," says Abp. Tillotson, "as if a rich man sat brooding over an estate till it was fledged, and gotten itself wings to fly away."

that which: Genesis 42:36, Ecclesiastes 1:2, Ecclesiastes 12:8, Isaiah 55:2, 1 Corinthians 7:29-Obadiah :

riches: Proverbs 27:24, Job 1:14-Esther :, Psalms 39:6, Ecclesiastes 5:13, Ecclesiastes 5:14, Matthew 6:19, 1 Timothy 6:17, James 5:1, James 5:2

Reciprocal: Genesis 34:23 - General 1 Kings 14:26 - the shields of gold 2 Kings 20:13 - there was nothing Job 9:26 - as the eagle Job 31:25 - rejoiced Job 39:27 - the eagle Psalms 49:6 - trust Psalms 62:10 - set Proverbs 4:25 - General Proverbs 17:24 - the eyes Proverbs 27:20 - so Proverbs 30:8 - Remove Ecclesiastes 1:3 - profit Ecclesiastes 2:10 - whatsoever Ecclesiastes 5:11 - what Isaiah 39:4 - All that Jeremiah 17:11 - shall leave Jeremiah 39:12 - look well to him Ezekiel 28:4 - General Jonah 4:6 - So Matthew 13:22 - the deceitfulness Mark 4:19 - the deceitfulness Mark 10:24 - trust Luke 12:15 - Take Luke 12:19 - Soul Luke 16:9 - mammon Colossians 3:2 - Set

Verse 6

an: Proverbs 22:9, Deuteronomy 15:9, Deuteronomy 28:56, Matthew 20:15, Mark 7:22

desire: Proverbs 23:3, Psalms 141:4, Daniel 1:8-2 Samuel :

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 28:54 - his eye Proverbs 28:22 - an evil Isaiah 32:5 - nor Daniel 11:27 - shall be to 2 Corinthians 9:7 - not

Verse 7

as: Proverbs 19:22, Matthew 9:3, Matthew 9:4, Luke 7:39

Eat: Judges 16:15, 2 Samuel 13:26-Hosea :, Psalms 12:2, Psalms 55:21, Daniel 11:27, Luke 11:37-1 Timothy :

Reciprocal: Judges 16:10 - now tell me 2 Chronicles 1:11 - this was Proverbs 10:20 - the heart Proverbs 24:9 - thought Daniel 11:24 - forecast his devices Luke 14:1 - they

Verse 8

Reciprocal: Judges 16:10 - now tell me Job 20:15 - swallowed Proverbs 25:16 - lest

Verse 9

Speak: Proverbs 9:7, Proverbs 9:8, Proverbs 26:4, Proverbs 26:5, Isaiah 36:21, Matthew 7:6, Acts 13:45, Acts 13:46, Acts 28:25-Hosea :

he: Luke 16:14, John 8:52, John 9:30-Nahum :, John 9:40, John 10:20, Acts 17:18, Acts 17:32, 1 Corinthians 1:21-Jeremiah :, 1 Corinthians 4:10-1 Chronicles :

Reciprocal: 1 Thessalonians 4:8 - despiseth not

Verse 10

Remove: Proverbs 22:28, Deuteronomy 19:14, Deuteronomy 27:17, Job 24:2

landmark: or, bound

fatherless: Job 6:27, Job 22:9, Job 24:3, Job 24:9, Job 31:21-Isaiah :, Psalms 94:6, Jeremiah 7:5, Jeremiah 22:3, Zechariah 7:10, Malachi 3:5, James 1:27

Reciprocal: Exodus 22:23 - I will surely Deuteronomy 24:15 - lest he Psalms 103:6 - executeth Psalms 136:24 - General Psalms 140:12 - the Lord Psalms 146:7 - executeth Proverbs 22:22 - Rob Isaiah 3:13 - standeth up Jeremiah 49:11 - thy fatherless Lamentations 3:35 - turn Hosea 14:3 - for Amos 4:1 - which oppress

Verse 11

Proverbs 22:23, Exodus 22:22-Jeremiah :, Deuteronomy 27:19, Psalms 12:5, Jeremiah 50:33, Jeremiah 50:34, Jeremiah 51:36

Reciprocal: Exodus 22:23 - I will surely Deuteronomy 24:15 - lest he Deuteronomy 27:17 - General Job 6:27 - the fatherless Job 31:21 - lifted Psalms 35:1 - Plead Psalms 43:1 - plead Psalms 54:1 - judge Psalms 136:24 - General Psalms 140:12 - the Lord Psalms 146:7 - executeth Proverbs 22:22 - Rob Isaiah 3:13 - standeth up Jeremiah 49:11 - thy fatherless Hosea 14:3 - for Amos 4:1 - which oppress Zechariah 7:10 - oppress Malachi 3:5 - against those

Verse 12

Proverbs 23:19, Proverbs 2:2-Joshua :, Proverbs 5:1, Proverbs 5:2, Proverbs 22:17, Ezekiel 33:31, Matthew 13:52, James 1:21-Lamentations :

Reciprocal: Psalms 90:12 - that Isaiah 34:16 - Seek

Verse 13

Proverbs 13:24, Proverbs 19:18, Proverbs 29:15, Proverbs 29:17

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 21:18 - when they 1 Samuel 3:13 - restrained them not 1 Kings 1:6 - had not Proverbs 22:15 - but Luke 15:18 - I have Ephesians 6:4 - but Hebrews 12:7 - endure

Verse 14

Proverbs 22:15, 1 Corinthians 5:5, 1 Corinthians 11:32

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 21:18 - when they 1 Samuel 3:13 - restrained them not 1 Kings 1:6 - had not Proverbs 13:24 - General Proverbs 15:24 - that Proverbs 19:18 - Chasten Proverbs 29:15 - General Proverbs 29:17 - General Ephesians 6:4 - but Hebrews 12:7 - endure

Verse 15

My son: Proverbs 1:10, Proverbs 2:1, Proverbs 4:1, Matthew 9:2, John 21:5, 1 John 2:1

if: Proverbs 23:24, Proverbs 23:25, Proverbs 10:1, Proverbs 15:20, Proverbs 29:3, 1 Thessalonians 2:19, 1 Thessalonians 2:20, 1 Thessalonians 3:8, 1 Thessalonians 3:9, 2 John 1:4, 3 John 1:3, 3 John 1:4

even mine: or, even I will rejoice, Jeremiah 32:41, Zephaniah 3:17, Luke 15:23, Luke 15:24, Luke 15:32, John 15:11

Reciprocal: Genesis 48:2 - strengthened 1 Chronicles 29:9 - David Proverbs 16:21 - wise Proverbs 17:21 - hath Proverbs 23:26 - My son Proverbs 27:11 - be wise Luke 1:14 - General Acts 11:23 - purpose

Verse 16

thy: Proverbs 8:6, Ephesians 4:29, Ephesians 5:4, Colossians 4:4, James 3:2

Reciprocal: 1 Chronicles 29:9 - David Proverbs 10:1 - A wise Proverbs 15:20 - wise Proverbs 16:24 - Pleasant Proverbs 17:21 - hath Proverbs 23:24 - father Proverbs 27:11 - be wise

Verse 17

not: Proverbs 3:31, Proverbs 24:1, Psalms 37:1-Leviticus :, Psalms 73:3-Judges :

be thou: Proverbs 15:16, Proverbs 28:14, Psalms 111:10, Psalms 112:1, Ecclesiastes 5:7, Ecclesiastes 12:13, Ecclesiastes 12:14, Acts 9:31, 2 Corinthians 7:1, 1 Peter 1:17

Reciprocal: Psalms 25:5 - on thee Proverbs 3:6 - In Proverbs 24:19 - neither Jeremiah 32:39 - they may Daniel 6:20 - servest Romans 3:18 - General 1 Peter 2:17 - Fear

Verse 18

surely: Psalms 37:37, Jeremiah 29:11, Luke 16:25, Romans 6:21, Romans 6:22

end: or, reward, Proverbs 24:14, Hebrews 10:35

thine: Psalms 9:18, Jeremiah 29:11, Philippians 1:20

Reciprocal: Ruth 2:12 - recompense Daniel 6:20 - servest Ephesians 6:8 - whatsoever Hebrews 11:26 - for he had

Verse 19

and guide: Proverbs 23:12, Proverbs 23:26, Proverbs 4:10-Isaiah :

in the way: That is "in the right way.

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 21:20 - he is a glutton Proverbs 4:23 - Keep Proverbs 28:7 - but Isaiah 5:22 - mighty Luke 15:13 - wasted

Verse 20

not: Proverbs 23:29-Habakkuk :, Proverbs 20:1, Proverbs 28:7, Proverbs 31:6, Proverbs 31:7, Isaiah 5:11, Isaiah 5:22, Isaiah 22:13, Matthew 24:49, Luke 15:13, Luke 16:19, Luke 21:34, Romans 13:13, Ephesians 5:18, 1 Peter 4:3, 1 Peter 4:4

flesh: Heb. their flesh

Reciprocal: Job 20:14 - his meat Proverbs 18:9 - that is slothful Proverbs 28:19 - but

Verse 21

the drunkard: Proverbs 21:17, Deuteronomy 21:20, Isaiah 28:1-Leviticus :, Joel 1:5, 1 Corinthians 5:11, 1 Corinthians 6:10, Galatians 5:21, Philippians 3:19

drowsiness: Proverbs 6:9-1 Kings :, Proverbs 19:15, Proverbs 24:30-Nahum :

Reciprocal: Job 20:14 - his meat Proverbs 18:9 - that is slothful Proverbs 23:29 - Who hath woe Proverbs 24:31 - and the Proverbs 28:19 - but Ecclesiastes 10:18 - General Ephesians 5:18 - be not

Verse 22

Hearken: Proverbs 1:8, Proverbs 6:20, Deuteronomy 21:18-Ecclesiastes :, Deuteronomy 27:16, Mark 7:10, Ephesians 6:1, Ephesians 6:2

despise: Proverbs 30:11, Leviticus 19:3, Matthew 15:4-Joshua :, John 19:26, John 19:27

Reciprocal: Genesis 49:2 - hearken Exodus 20:12 - Honour Proverbs 15:20 - despiseth Proverbs 19:26 - wasteth Proverbs 30:17 - eye

Verse 23

Buy: Proverbs 2:2-Numbers :, Proverbs 4:5-Judges :, Proverbs 10:1, Proverbs 16:16, Proverbs 17:16, Job 28:12-Psalms :, Psalms 119:72, Psalms 119:127, Isaiah 55:1, Matthew 13:44, Matthew 13:46, Philippians 3:7, Philippians 3:8, Revelation 3:18

sell: Matthew 16:26, Acts 20:23, Hebrews 11:26, Revelation 12:11

Reciprocal: Job 28:13 - knoweth Psalms 90:12 - that Psalms 119:31 - stuck Proverbs 2:4 - thou Proverbs 4:13 - Take Proverbs 8:10 - General Proverbs 18:15 - General Jeremiah 5:1 - that seeketh Mark 10:21 - sell John 17:6 - they 1 Corinthians 15:2 - keep in memory Galatians 5:1 - Stand Ephesians 5:17 - understanding 1 Thessalonians 5:21 - hold 2 Timothy 1:13 - Hold 2 Timothy 4:7 - I have kept Titus 1:9 - Holding 1 John 2:24 - abide

Verse 24

father: Proverbs 23:15, Proverbs 23:16, Proverbs 10:1, Proverbs 15:20, 1 Kings 1:48, 1 Kings 2:1-Leviticus :, 1 Kings 2:9, Ecclesiastes 2:19

shall have: Philemon 1:9, Philemon 1:20

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 5:7 - a wise son Proverbs 27:11 - be wise Proverbs 29:3 - loveth Ezekiel 18:14 - if he Luke 1:14 - General 3 John 1:4 - have

Verse 25

and she: Proverbs 17:25, 1 Chronicles 4:9, 1 Chronicles 4:10, Luke 1:31-Micah :, Luke 1:40-2 Corinthians :, Luke 1:58, Luke 11:27, Luke 11:28

Reciprocal: Proverbs 10:1 - A wise Proverbs 23:15 - if Proverbs 27:11 - be wise Proverbs 29:3 - loveth

Verse 26

My son: Proverbs 23:15

give: Proverbs 4:23, Deuteronomy 6:5, Matthew 10:37, Matthew 10:38, Luke 14:26, 2 Corinthians 5:14, 2 Corinthians 5:15, 2 Corinthians 8:5, Ephesians 3:17

let: Proverbs 4:25-Daniel :, Psalms 107:43, Psalms 119:2, Psalms 119:9-1 Kings :, Hosea 14:9, 2 Peter 1:19

Reciprocal: Genesis 39:8 - refused Genesis 49:2 - hearken Leviticus 3:3 - the fat Leviticus 3:9 - the fat Leviticus 3:14 - the fat that covereth Leviticus 8:25 - General Leviticus 9:10 - the fat Numbers 14:24 - followed me Deuteronomy 4:9 - teach them Judges 16:15 - when thine 1 Kings 8:48 - And so return 2 Chronicles 30:19 - prepareth Proverbs 23:19 - and guide Ecclesiastes 1:13 - I gave Song of Solomon 5:2 - Open Matthew 15:8 - but Mark 12:17 - and to Mark 12:29 - Hear Hebrews 10:22 - a true Revelation 3:15 - thou

Verse 27

Proverbs 22:14

Reciprocal: Genesis 39:10 - as she spake Numbers 31:16 - these caused Judges 16:4 - he loved Proverbs 2:16 - deliver Proverbs 5:4 - her Proverbs 5:20 - with Proverbs 9:15 - General Proverbs 20:16 - a strange Ecclesiastes 7:26 - I find Hosea 4:11 - take

Verse 28

as for a prey: or, as a robber, Proverbs 2:16-Psalms :, Proverbs 7:12, Proverbs 7:22-Daniel :, Proverbs 9:18, Proverbs 22:14, Judges 16:4-Song of Solomon :, Ecclesiastes 7:26, Jeremiah 3:2

increaseth: Numbers 25:1, Hosea 4:11, 1 Corinthians 10:8, Revelation 17:1, Revelation 17:2

Reciprocal: Proverbs 5:4 - her Proverbs 5:20 - with Proverbs 9:15 - General Acts 11:23 - purpose

Verse 29

Who hath woe: Proverbs 23:21, Proverbs 20:1, 1 Samuel 25:36, 1 Samuel 25:37, 2 Samuel 13:28, 1 Kings 20:16-Song of Solomon :, Isaiah 5:11, Isaiah 5:22, Isaiah 28:7, Isaiah 28:8, Nahum 1:10, Matthew 24:49, Matthew 24:50, Luke 12:45, Luke 12:46, Ephesians 5:18

redness: Genesis 49:12

Reciprocal: Genesis 19:33 - drink Deuteronomy 21:20 - he is a glutton 1 Kings 16:9 - drinking Esther 1:11 - Vashti Job 20:14 - his meat Proverbs 23:20 - not Ecclesiastes 2:3 - and to lay Isaiah 28:1 - drunkards Hosea 7:5 - with scorners Habakkuk 2:5 - he transgresseth 1 Thessalonians 5:7 - and they 1 Peter 4:3 - excess

Verse 30

tarry: Proverbs 20:1, Genesis 9:21, Isaiah 5:11, Amos 6:6, Ephesians 5:18

mixed: That is, not wine diluted and lowered with water, but made stronger and more inebriating, by the addition of more powerful ingredients, as honey, spices, myrrh, defrutum, opiates, etc. Proverbs 9:2, Psalms 75:8

Verse 31

Proverbs 6:25, 2 Samuel 11:2, Job 33:1, Psalms 119:37, Matthew 5:28-Amos :, Mark 9:47, 1 John 2:16

Reciprocal: Genesis 9:21 - and was Genesis 19:32 - drink Joshua 7:21 - I saw Job 31:1 - a covenant Psalms 101:3 - set Proverbs 7:25 - thine Proverbs 9:17 - Stolen

Verse 32

At: Proverbs 5:11, Isaiah 28:3, Isaiah 28:7, Isaiah 28:8, Jeremiah 5:31, Exodus 7:5, Exodus 7:6, Exodus 7:12, Luke 16:25, Luke 16:26, Romans 6:21

biteth: Ecclesiastes 10:8, Jeremiah 8:17, Amos 5:19, Amos 9:3

an adder: or, a cockatrice, Isaiah 59:5

Reciprocal: Genesis 9:21 - and was Psalms 140:3 - like a serpent Proverbs 9:17 - Stolen Isaiah 5:11 - inflame

Verse 33

eyes: Genesis 19:32-Zechariah :

and: Proverbs 31:5, Psalms 69:12, Daniel 5:4, Hosea 7:5, Jude 1:12, Jude 1:13

Reciprocal: Judges 16:19 - she made 1 Kings 11:1 - loved Proverbs 4:25 - General Proverbs 5:20 - with Proverbs 6:10 - General Ezekiel 23:16 - as soon as she saw them with her eyes Acts 20:30 - speaking

Verse 34

thou: 1 Samuel 25:33-Zechariah :, 1 Samuel 30:16, 1 Samuel 30:17, 2 Samuel 13:28, 1 Kings 16:9, 1 Kings 20:16-Song of Solomon :, Joel 1:5, Matthew 24:38, Luke 17:27-Joel :, Luke 21:34, 1 Thessalonians 5:2-Judges :

midst: Heb. heart, Exodus 15:8

Reciprocal: Judges 16:19 - she made Proverbs 6:10 - General Matthew 26:43 - for

Verse 35

stricken: Proverbs 27:22, Jeremiah 5:3, Jeremiah 31:18

I felt it not: Heb. I knew it not, Ephesians 4:19

I will: Proverbs 26:11, Deuteronomy 29:19, Isaiah 22:13, Isaiah 56:12, 1 Corinthians 15:32-Nahum :, 2 Peter 2:22

Reciprocal: Proverbs 15:10 - grievous Proverbs 26:9 - General Hosea 7:9 - devoured Matthew 24:39 - General

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Proverbs 23". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/proverbs-23.html.