Proverbs 23:1–2; Proverbs 25:16–17; Proverbs 26:17–19; Proverbs 27:14

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Proverbs 23:1–2

When you sit down to eat with a ruler,

observe carefully what1 is before you,

and put a knife to your throat

if you are given to appetite.

Proverbs 25:16–17

16  If you have ffound honey, eat gonly enough for you,

lest you have your fill of it and vomit it.

17  Let your foot be seldom in your neighbor’s house,

lest he have his fill of you and hate you.

Proverbs 26:17–19

17  Whoever meddles in a quarrel not his own

is like one who takes a passing dog by the ears.

18  Like a madman who throws ofirebrands, arrows, and death

19  is the man who deceives his neighbor

and says, I am only joking!

Proverbs 27:14

14  Whoever blesses his neighbor with a loud voice,

rising early in the morning,

will be counted as cursing.