Proverbs 22:28-29

Saying 5

Don’t move old boundary stones
    set up by your people of long ago.

Saying 6

Do you see someone who does good work?
    That person will serve kings.
    That person won’t serve officials of lower rank.

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Proverbs 23:1-9

Saying 7

When you sit down to eat with a ruler,
    look carefully at what’s in front of you.
Put a knife to your throat
    if you like to eat too much.
Don’t long for his fancy food.
    It can fool you.

Saying 8

Don’t wear yourself out to get rich.
    Don’t trust how wise you think you are.
When you take even a quick look at riches, they are gone.
    They grow wings and fly away into the sky like an eagle.

Saying 9

Don’t eat the food of anyone who doesn’t want to share it.
    Don’t long for his fancy food.
He is the kind of person
    who is always thinking about how much it costs.
“Eat and drink,” he says to you.
    But he doesn’t mean it.
You will throw up what little you have eaten.
    You will have wasted your words of praise.

Saying 10

Don’t speak to foolish people.
    They will laugh at your wise words.

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