Proverbs 23

Proverbs 23:23-28

23   Buy truth, and do not sell it;
    buy wisdom, instruction, and understanding.
24   The father of the righteous will greatly rejoice;
    he who fathers a wise son will be glad in him.
25   Let your father and mother be glad;
    let her who bore you rejoice.

26   My son, give me your heart,
    and let your eyes observe1 my ways.
27   For a prostitute is a deep pit;
    an adulteress2 is a narrow well.
28   She lies in wait like a robber
    and increases the traitors among mankind.


[1] 23:26 Or delight in

[2] 23:27 Hebrew a foreign woman