Proverbs 23:2
Parallel Verses
New International Version
and put a knife to your throat if you are given to gluttony.

New Living Translation
If you are a big eater, put a knife to your throat;

English Standard Version
and put a knife to your throat if you are given to appetite.

New American Standard Bible
And put a knife to your throat If you are a man of great appetite.

King James Bible
And put a knife to thy throat, if thou be a man given to appetite.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
and put a knife to your throat if you have a big appetite;

International Standard Version
Put a knife to your own throat, if you have a big appetite.

NET Bible
and put a knife to your throat if you possess a large appetite.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Lest you put a dagger to your mouth, if you are a man that breathes.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
and put a knife to your throat if you have a big appetite.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And put a knife to thy throat, If thou be a man given to appetite.

New American Standard 1977
And put a knife to your throat,
            If you are a man of great appetite.

Jubilee Bible 2000
and put a knife to thy throat if thou art a man given to appetite.

King James 2000 Bible
And put a knife to your throat, if you are a man given to appetite.

American King James Version
And put a knife to your throat, if you be a man given to appetite.

American Standard Version
And put a knife to thy throat, If thou be a man given to appetite.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And put a knife to thy throat, if it be so that thou have thy soul in thy own power.

Darby Bible Translation
and put a knife to thy throat, if thou be a man given to appetite.

English Revised Version
And put a knife to thy throat, if thou be a man given to appetite.

Webster's Bible Translation
And put a knife to thy throat, if thou art a man given to appetite.

World English Bible
put a knife to your throat, if you are a man given to appetite.

Young's Literal Translation
And thou hast put a knife to thy throat, If thou art a man of appetite.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
23:1-3 God's restraints of the appetite only say, Do thyself no harm. 4,5. Be not of those that will be rich. The things of this world are not happiness and a portion for a soul; those that hold them ever so fast, cannot hold them always, cannot hold them long. 6-8. Do not make thyself burdensome to any, especially those not sincere. When we are called by God to his feast, and to let our souls delight themselves, Isa 25:6; 55:2, we may safely partake of the Bread of life. 9. It is our duty to take all fit occasions to speak of Divine things; but if what a wise man says will not be heard, let him hold his peace. 10,11. The fatherless are taken under God's special protection. He is their Redeemer, who will take their part; and he is mighty, almighty.
Proverbs 23:1
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