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Wednesday, July 24th, 2024
the Week of Proper 11 / Ordinary 16
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Passage Lookup: Proverbs 23

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Proverbs 23:1
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When you sit down to dine with a ruler, Consider carefully (F1)what is before you,
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Proverbs 23:2
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And put a knife to your throat If you are a (C1)person of great appetite.
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Proverbs 23:3
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Do not (C1)desire his delicacies, For it is deceptive food.
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Proverbs 23:4
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(C1)Do not weary yourself to gain wealth; (F1)(C2)Stop dwelling on it.
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Proverbs 23:5
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(F1)When you set your eyes on it, it is gone. For (C1)wealth certainly makes itself wings Like an eagle that flies toward the heavens.
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Proverbs 23:6
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(C1)Do not eat the bread of (F1)a (C2)selfish person; Or desire his delicacies;
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Proverbs 23:7
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For as he (F1)thinks within himself, so he is. He says to you, "Eat and drink!" But (C1)his heart is not with you.
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Proverbs 23:8
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You will (C1)vomit up (F1)the morsel you have eaten And waste your (F2)compliments.
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Proverbs 23:9
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(C1)Do not speak (F1)to be heard by a fool, For he will (C2)despise the wisdom of your words.
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Proverbs 23:10
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Do not move the ancient boundary Or (C1)go into the fields of the fatherless,
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Proverbs 23:11
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For their (C1)Redeemer is strong; (C2)He will plead their case against you.
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Proverbs 23:12
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Apply your heart to discipline, And your ears to words of knowledge.
Proverbs 23:13
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(C1)Do not withhold discipline from a child; Though you strike him with the rod, he will not die.
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Proverbs 23:14
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You shall strike him with the rod And (C1)rescue his soul from Sheol.
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Proverbs 23:15
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My son, if your heart is (C1)wise, My own heart also will be glad,
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Proverbs 23:16
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And my (F1)innermost being will rejoice When your lips speak (C1)what is right.
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Proverbs 23:17
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(C1)Do not let your heart envy sinners, But live in (F1)the (C2)fear of the LORD (F2)always.
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Proverbs 23:18
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Certainly there is a (F1)(C1)future, And your (C2)hope will not be cut off.
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Proverbs 23:19
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Listen, my son, and (C1)be wise, And (C2)direct your heart in the way.
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Proverbs 23:20
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Do not be with (C1)heavy drinkers of wine, Or with (C2)gluttonous eaters of meat;
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Proverbs 23:21
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For the (C1)heavy drinker and the glutton will come to poverty, And (C2)drowsiness will clothe one with rags.
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Proverbs 23:22
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(C1)Listen to your father, who fathered you, And (C2)do not despise your mother when she is old.
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Proverbs 23:23
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(C1)Buy truth, and do not sell it, Get wisdom, instruction, and understanding.
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Proverbs 23:24
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The father of the righteous will greatly rejoice, And (C1)he who fathers a wise son will be glad in him.
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Proverbs 23:25
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Let your (C1)father and your mother be glad, And let her rejoice who gave birth to you.
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Proverbs 23:26
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(C1)Give me your heart, my son, And let your eyes (F1)(C2)delight in my ways.
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Proverbs 23:27
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For a prostitute is a (C1)deep pit, And a (F1)(C2)strange woman is a narrow well.
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Proverbs 23:28
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Certainly she (C1)lurks as a robber, And increases the treacherous among mankind.
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Proverbs 23:29
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Who has (C1)woe? Who has sorrow? Who has contentions? Who has complaining? Who has wounds without cause? Who has red eyes?
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Proverbs 23:30
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Those who (C1)linger long over wine, Those who go to (F1)taste (C2)mixed wine.
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Proverbs 23:31
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Do not look at wine when it is red, When it (F1)sparkles in the cup, When it (C1)goes down smoothly;
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Proverbs 23:32
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In the end it (C1)bites like a snake And stings like a (C2)viper.
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Proverbs 23:33
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Your eyes will see strange things And your (F1)mind will (C1)say perverse things.
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Proverbs 23:34
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And you will be like one who lies down in the (F1)middle of the sea, Or like one who lies down on the top of a (F2)mast.
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Proverbs 23:35
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"They (C1)struck me, but I did not become (F1)ill; They beat me, but I did not know it. When will I awake? I will (C2)seek (F2)another drink."
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