Proverbs 22:28-29

Saying 5

Do not move an ancient boundary stone

set up by your ancestors.

Saying 6

Do you see someone skilled in their work?

They will serve before kings;

they will not serve before officials of low rank.

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Proverbs 23:1-9

Saying 7

When you sit to dine with a ruler,

note well what23:1 Or who is before you,

and put a knife to your throat

if you are given to gluttony.

Do not crave his delicacies,

for that food is deceptive.

Saying 8

Do not wear yourself out to get rich;

do not trust your own cleverness.

Cast but a glance at riches, and they are gone,

for they will surely sprout wings

and fly off to the sky like an eagle.

Saying 9

Do not eat the food of a begrudging host,

do not crave his delicacies;

for he is the kind of person

who is always thinking about the cost.23:7 Or for as he thinks within himself, / so he is; or for as he puts on a feast, / so he is

“Eat and drink,” he says to you,

but his heart is not with you.

You will vomit up the little you have eaten

and will have wasted your compliments.

Saying 10

Do not speak to fools,

for they will scorn your prudent words.

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