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Proverbs 23:20-22 Lexham English Bible (LEB)

20 Do not be among drinkers of wine,
    among gluttonous eaters of their meat.[a]
21 For the drunkard and gluttonous, they will become poor,
    and with rags, drowsiness will clothe them.
22 Listen to your father—he who gave you life,[b]
    and do not despise your mother when[c] she is old.


  1. Proverbs 23:20 Literally “meat for them”
  2. Proverbs 23:22 Literally “caused you to be born”
  3. Proverbs 23:22 Or “for, because”
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Proverbs 23:20-22 New International Version (NIV)

20 Do not join those who drink too much wine
    or gorge themselves on meat,
21 for drunkards and gluttons become poor,
    and drowsiness clothes them in rags.

Saying 17

22 Listen to your father, who gave you life,
    and do not despise your mother when she is old.

New International Version (NIV)

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