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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CommentaryClarke'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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'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 …
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Three Important Precepts
The Comforts Belonging to Mourners
Of Internal Acts
Enemies disguise themselves with their lips, but in their hearts they harbor deceit.
Though their speech is charming, do not believe them, for seven abominations fill their hearts.
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