The Geneva Bible Translation Notes, , at sacred-texts.com
pro 23:1When thou sittest to eat with a ruler, (a) consider diligently what [is] before thee:
(a) Eat with sobriety.
pro 23:2(b) And put a knife to thy throat, if thou [art] a man given to appetite.
(b) Bridle your appetite, as if by force and violence.
pro 23:3Be not desirous of his dainties: (c) for they [are] deceitful food.
(c) For often the rich when they bid their inferiors to their tables, it is not for the love they bear them, but for their own secret purposes.
pro 23:4Labour not to be rich: cease from thy own (d) wisdom.
(d) Bestow not the gifts that God has given you, to get worldly riches.
pro 23:6Eat thou not the bread of [him that hath] an (e) evil eye, neither desire thou his delicacies:
(e) That is, covetous, as contrary a good eye is taken for liberal as in (Pro 22:9).
pro 23:8The (f) morsel [which] thou hast eaten shalt thou vomit up, and lose thy sweet words.
(f) He will not cease till he has done you some harm, and his flattering words will come to no use.
pro 23:14Thou shalt beat him with the rod, and shalt deliver his soul from (g) hell.
(g) That is, from destruction.
pro 23:18For surely there is an end; (h) and thy expectation shall not be cut off.
(h) The prosperity of the wicked will not continue.
pro 23:19Hear thou, my son, and be wise, and guide thy heart in the (i) way.
(i) In the observation of God's commandments.
pro 23:23Buy (k) the truth, and sell [it] not; [also] wisdom, and instruction, and understanding.
(k) Spare no cost for truths sake, neither depart from it for any gain.
pro 23:26My son, give me (l) thy heart, and let thy eyes observe my ways.
(l) Give yourself wholly to wisdom.
pro 23:28She also lieth in wait as [for] a prey, (m) and increaseth the transgressors among men.
(m) She seduces many and causes them to offend God.
pro 23:30They that tarry long at the wine; they that go (n) to seek mixed wine.
(n) Who by art make wine stronger and more pleasant.
pro 23:33Thy (o) eyes shall behold strange women, and thy heart shall utter perverse things.
(o) That is, drunkenness will bring you to whoredom.
pro 23:34And thou shalt be as he that lieth down in the midst of the (p) sea, or as he that lieth upon the top of a mast.
(p) In such great danger will you be.
pro 23:35They have stricken me, [shalt thou say, and] I was not sick; they have beaten me, [and] I felt [it] not: when shall I awake? I will (q) seek it yet again.
(q) Though drunkenness makes them more insensible then beasts, yet they can not refrain.