Proverbs 23:6
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New International Version
Do not eat the food of a begrudging host, do not crave his delicacies;

New Living Translation
Don't eat with people who are stingy; don't desire their delicacies.

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

New American Standard Bible
Do not eat the bread of a selfish man, Or desire his delicacies;

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

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Don't eat a stingy person's bread, and don't desire his choice food,

International Standard Version
Don't consume food provided by a miserly person, and don't desire his delicacies,

NET Bible
Do not eat the food of a stingy person, do not crave his delicacies;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Do not dine with a gluttonous man and do not lust for his food.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Do not eat the food of one who is stingy, and do not crave his delicacies.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Do not eat the bread of anyone who has an evil eye, neither desire his dainty foods;

King James 2000 Bible
Eat not the bread of him that is stingy, neither desire you his delicacies:

American King James Version
Eat you not the bread of him that has an evil eye, neither desire you 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:

Darby Bible Translation
Eat thou not the food of him that hath an evil eye, neither desire thou his dainties.

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:

World English Bible
Don't eat the food of him who has a stingy eye, and don't crave his delicacies:

Young's Literal Translation
Eat not the bread of an evil eye, And have no desire to his dainties,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise 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.

Pulpit Commentary

Verses 6-8. - Another maxim, here a heptastich, concerning temperance. Verse 6. - Eat thou not the bread of him that hath an evil eye; the envious and jealous man, in contrast to the "good of eye" (Proverbs 22:9). Vulgate, Ne comedas cum heroine invido. Septuagint, ἀνδρὶ βασκάνῳ, the man who has the evil eye that fascinates, which, however, is a later idea; here the notion is rather of a grudging, sordid temper, that cannot bear the sight of others' happiness or prosperity (comp. Deuteronomy 15:9; Matthew 20:15). Ecclus. 16:8, Πονηρὸς ὁ βασκαίνων ὀφθαλμῳ, "The envious man hath an evil eye; he turneth away his face, and he is one who despiseth men." Dainty meats; as in ver. 3. The word (matammoth) occurs also throughout Genesis 27, where it is rendered, "savoury meat." Talmud, "To ask a favour from a miser is as if you asked wisdom from a woman, modesty from a harlot, fish on the dry land."

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Eat thou not the bread of him that hath an evil eye,.... A sordid covetous man, that grudges every bit that is eaten, in opposition to a man of a good eye, or a bountiful one, that is liberal and generous, Proverbs 22:9; if he invites to a meal, do not accept of it, sit not down at his table to eat with him:

neither desire thou his dainty meats; or savoury food, so as to lust after it; See Gill on Proverbs 23:3.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

6-8. Beware of deceitful men, whose courtesies even you will repent of having accepted.

evil eye—or purpose (Pr 22:9; De 15:9; Mt 6:23).

Proverbs 23:6 Additional Commentaries
Context
Consider Diligently what is Before You
5When you set your eyes on it, it is gone. For wealth certainly makes itself wings Like an eagle that flies toward the heavens. 6Do not eat the bread of a selfish man, Or desire his delicacies; 7For as he thinks within himself, so he is. He says to you, "Eat and drink!" But his heart is not with you.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 15:9
Be careful not to harbor this wicked thought: "The seventh year, the year for canceling debts, is near," so that you do not show ill will toward the needy among your fellow Israelites and give them nothing. They may then appeal to the LORD against you, and you will be found guilty of sin.

Psalm 141:4
Do not let my heart be drawn to what is evil so that I take part in wicked deeds along with those who are evildoers; do not let me eat their delicacies.

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

Proverbs 28:22
The stingy are eager to get rich and are unaware that poverty awaits them.
Treasury of Scripture

Eat you not the bread of him that has an evil eye, neither desire you his dainty meats:

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Proverbs 22:9 He that has a bountiful eye shall be blessed; for he gives of his …

Deuteronomy 15:9 Beware that there be not a thought in your wicked heart, saying, …

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 …

Mark 7:22 Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil …

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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 …

Daniel 1:8-10 But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself …

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