Proverbs 23:7
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New International Version
for he is the kind of person who is always thinking about the cost. "Eat and drink," he says to you, but his heart is not with you.

King James Bible
For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee.

Darby Bible Translation
For as he thinketh in his soul, so is he. Eat and drink! will he say unto thee; but his heart is not with thee.

World English Bible
for as he thinks about the cost, so he is. "Eat and drink!" he says to you, but his heart is not with you.

Young's Literal Translation
For as he hath thought in his soul, so is he, 'Eat and drink,' saith he to thee, And his heart is not with thee.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Of him that hath an evil eye - Never eat with a covetous or stingy man; if he entertains you at his own expense, he grudges every morsel you put in your mouth. This is well marked by the wise man in the next verse: "Eat and drink, saith he: but his heart is not with thee."

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Proverbs 19:22 The desire of a man is his kindness: and a poor man is better than a liar.

Matthew 9:3,4 And, behold, certain of the scribes said within themselves, This man blasphemes...

Luke 7:39 Now when the Pharisee which had bidden him saw it, he spoke within himself, saying, This man, if he were a prophet...

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Judges 16:15 And she said to him, How can you say, I love you, when your heart is not with me? you have mocked me these three times...

2 Samuel 13:26-28 Then said Absalom, If not, I pray you, let my brother Amnon go with us. And the king said to him, Why should he go with you...

Psalm 12:2 They speak vanity every one with his neighbor: with flattering lips and with a double heart do they speak.

Psalm 55:21 The words of his mouth were smoother than butter, but war was in his heart: his words were softer than oil, yet were they drawn swords.

Daniel 11:27 And both of these kings' hearts shall be to do mischief, and they shall speak lies at one table; but it shall not prosper...

Luke 11:37 And as he spoke, a certain Pharisee sought him to dine with him: and he went in, and sat down to meat.

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A Condensed Guide for Life
'My son, if thine heart be wise, my heart shall rejoice, even mine. 16. Yea, my reins shall rejoice, when thy lips speak right things. 17. Let not thine heart envy sinners: but be thou in the fear of the Lord all the day long. 18. For surely there is an end; and thine expectation shall not be cut off. 19. Hear thou, my son, and be wise, and guide thine heart in the way. 20. Be not among winebibbers; among riotous eaters of flesh: 21. For the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty: and drowsiness
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Three Important Precepts
A sermon (No. 2152) intended for reading on Lord's Day, July 13th, 1890, delivered by C. H. Spurgeon at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington, on Lord's Day Evening, June 22nd, 1890. "Hear thou, my son, and be wise, and guide thine heart in the way."--Proverbs 23:19. The words are very direct and personal; and that is what I wish my sermon to be. My soul is more and more set upon immediate conversions. I have no voice with which to play the orator; I have only enough strength to be an earnest pleader
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs

The Comforts Belonging to Mourners
Having already presented to your view the dark side of the text, I shall now show you the light side, They shall be comforted'. Where observe: 1 Mourning goes before comfort as the lancing of a wound precedes the cure. The Antinomian talks of comfort, but cries down mourning for sin. He is like a foolish patient who, having a pill prescribed him, licks the sugar but throws away the pill. The libertine is all for joy and comfort. He licks the sugar but throws away the bitter pill of repentance. If
Thomas Watson—The Beatitudes: An Exposition of Matthew 5:1-12

Of Internal Acts
Of Internal Acts Acts are distinguished into External and Internal. External acts are those which bear relation to some sensible object, and are either morally good or evil, merely according to the nature of the principle from which they proceed. I intend here to speak only of Internal acts, those energies of the soul, by which it turns internally to some objects, and averts from others. If during my application to God I should form a will to change the nature of my act, I thereby withdraw myself
Madame Guyon—A Short and Easy Method of Prayer

Cross References
Proverbs 26:24
Enemies disguise themselves with their lips, but in their hearts they harbor deceit.

Proverbs 26:25
Though their speech is charming, do not believe them, for seven abominations fill their hearts.

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