Proverbs 23:3
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New International Version
Do not crave his delicacies, for that food is deceptive.

New Living Translation
don't desire all the delicacies, for he might be trying to trick you.

English Standard Version
Do not desire his delicacies, for they are deceptive food.

New American Standard Bible
Do not desire his delicacies, For it is deceptive food.

King James Bible
Be not desirous of his dainties: for they are deceitful meat.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
don't desire his choice food, for that food is deceptive.

International Standard Version
Don't crave his delicacies, because the meal is deceptive.

NET Bible
Do not crave that ruler's delicacies, for that food is deceptive.

New Heart English Bible
Do not be desirous of his dainties, seeing they are deceitful food.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And do not lust for his food because his bread is the bread of lies.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Do not crave his delicacies, because this is food that deceives you.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Be not desirous of his dainties; Seeing they are deceitful food.

New American Standard 1977
Do not desire his delicacies,
            For it is deceptive food.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Do not be desirous of his dainties; for they are deceitful food.

King James 2000 Bible
Be not desirous of his delicacies: for they are deceitful food.

American King James Version
Be not desirous of his dainties: for they are deceitful meat.

American Standard Version
Be not desirous of his dainties; Seeing they are deceitful food.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Be not desirous of his meats, in which is the bread of deceit.

Darby Bible Translation
Be not desirous of his dainties; for they are deceitful food.

English Revised Version
Be not desirous of his dainties; seeing they are deceitful meat.

Webster's Bible Translation
Be not desirous of his dainties: for they are deceitful food.

World English Bible
Don't be desirous of his dainties, since they are deceitful food.

Young's Literal Translation
Have no desire to his dainties, seeing it is lying food.
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.
Study Bible
Consider Diligently what is Before You
2And put a knife to your throat If you are a man of great appetite. 3Do not desire his delicacies, For it is deceptive food. 4Do not weary yourself to gain wealth, Cease from your consideration of it.…
Cross References
Psalm 141:4
Do not incline my heart to any evil thing, To practice deeds of wickedness With men who do iniquity; And do not let me eat of their delicacies.

Proverbs 23:6
Do not eat the bread of a selfish man, Or desire his delicacies;

Daniel 1:5
The king appointed for them a daily ration from the king's choice food and from the wine which he drank, and appointed that they should be educated three years, at the end of which they were to enter the king's personal service.

Daniel 1:8
But Daniel made up his mind that he would not defile himself with the king's choice food or with the wine which he drank; so he sought permission from the commander of the officials that he might not defile himself.
Treasury of Scripture

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

Proverbs 23:6 Eat you not the bread of him that has an evil eye, neither desire …

Psalm 141:4 Incline not my heart to any evil thing, to practice wicked works …

Daniel 1:8 But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself …

Luke 21:34 And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged …

Ephesians 4:22 That you put off concerning the former conversation the old man, …

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