Proverbs 23:6
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English Standard Version
Do not eat the bread of a man who is stingy; do not desire his delicacies,

King James Bible
Eat thou not the bread of him that hath an evil eye, neither desire thou his dainty meats:

American Standard Version
Eat thou not the bread of him that hath an evil eye, Neither desire thou his dainties:

Douay-Rheims Bible
Eat not with an envious man, and desire not his meats:

English Revised Version
Eat thou not the bread of him that hath an evil eye, neither desire thou his dainties:

Webster's Bible Translation
Eat thou not the bread of him that hath an evil eye, neither desire thou his dainties:

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

After these four proverbs beginning with אל, a new series begins with the following tristich:

29 Seest thou a man who is expert in his calling -

     Before kings may he stand;

     Not stand before obscure men;

i.e., he can enter into the service of kings, and needs not to enter into the service of mean men equals he is entitled to claim the highest official post. חזית, in Proverbs 26:12 equals Proverbs 29:20, interchanging with ראית, is perf. hypotheticum (cf. Proverbs 24:10; Proverbs 25:16): si videris; the conclusion which might begin with דּע כּי expresses further what he who sees will have occasion to observe. Rightly Luther: Sihestu einen Man endelich (vid., at Proverbs 21:5) in seinem geschefft, u.s.w. equals seest thou a man expert in his business, etc.. מהיר denotes in all the three chief dialects one who is skilful in a manner not merely by virtue of external artistic ability, but also by means of intellectual mastery of it. התיצּב לפני, to enter on the situation of a servant before any one; cf. Job 1:6; Job 2:1. עמד לפני, 1 Samuel 16:21; 1 Kings 10:8. Along with the pausal form יתיצּב, there is also found in Codd. the form יתיצּב (the ground-form to יתיצּב, whence that pausal form is lengthened), which Ben-Bileam defends, for he reckons this word among "the pathachized pausal forms." חשׁכּים, in contrast to מלכים, are the obscuri equals ignobiles. The Targ. translate the Heb. דּל and אביון by חשׁיך and חשׁוך. Kimchi compares Jeremiah 39:10, where העם הדּלּים is translated by חשׁיכיּא (cf. 2 Kings 24:14; 2 Kings 25:12). חלכּה (חלכּה) is the old Heb. synonym in Psalm 10. The poet seems here to transfer the Aram. usus loq. into the Heb.

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Proverbs 22:9 He that has a bountiful eye shall be blessed; for he gives of his bread to the poor.

Deuteronomy 15:9 Beware that there be not a thought in your wicked heart, saying, The seventh year, the year of release, is at hand...

Deuteronomy 28:56 The tender and delicate woman among you...

Matthew 20:15 Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with my own? Is your eye evil, because I am good?

Mark 7:22 Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness:

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Proverbs 23:3 Be not desirous of his dainties: for they are deceitful meat.

Psalm 141:4 Incline not my heart to any evil thing, to practice wicked works with men that work iniquity: and let me not eat of their dainties.

Daniel 1:8-10 But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king's meat, nor with the wine which he drank...

Cross References
Deuteronomy 15:9
Take care lest there be an unworthy thought in your heart and you say, 'The seventh year, the year of release is near,' and your eye look grudgingly on your poor brother, and you give him nothing, and he cry to the LORD against you, and you be guilty of sin.

Psalm 141:4
Do not let my heart incline to any evil, to busy myself with wicked deeds in company with men who work iniquity, and let me not eat of their delicacies!

Proverbs 23:3
Do not desire his delicacies, for they are deceptive food.

Proverbs 28:22
A stingy man hastens after wealth and does not know that poverty will come upon him.

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