Proverbs 23:7
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.

New Living Translation
They are always thinking about how much it costs. “Eat and drink,” they say, but they don’t mean it.

English Standard Version
for he is like one who is inwardly calculating. “Eat and drink!” he says to you, but his heart is not with you.

Berean Study Bible
for he is keeping track, inwardly counting the cost. “Eat and drink,” he says to you, but his heart is not with you.

New American Standard Bible
For as he thinks within himself, so he is. He says to you, "Eat and drink!" 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.

Christian Standard Bible
for it's like someone calculating inwardly. "Eat and drink," he says to you, but his heart is not with you.

Contemporary English Version
People like that take note of how much you eat. They say, "Take all you want!" But they don't mean it.

Good News Translation
"Come on and have some more," he says, but he doesn't mean it. What he thinks is what he really is.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
for it's like someone calculating inwardly." Eat and drink," he says to you, but his heart is not with you.

International Standard Version
for as he thinks within himself, so he is. "Eat and drink!" he'll say to you, but his heart won't be with you.

NET Bible
for he is like someone calculating the cost in his mind. "Eat and drink," he says to you, but his heart is not with you;

New Heart 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.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For just as a man swallows a bristle hair, so you eat and drink with him and his mind is not with you.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
As he calculates the cost to himself, this is what he does: He tells you, "Eat and drink," but he doesn't really mean it.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For as one that hath reckoned within himself, so is he: 'Eat and drink', saith he to thee; But his heart is not with thee.

New American Standard 1977
For as he thinks within himself, so he is. He says to you, “Eat and drink!” But his heart is not with you.

Jubilee Bible 2000
for as he thinks in his soul, so is he; Eat and drink, he shall say unto thee, but his heart is not with thee.

King James 2000 Bible
For as he thinks in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, says he to you; but his heart is not with you.

American King James Version
For as he thinks in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, said he to you; but his heart is not with you.

American Standard Version
For as he thinketh within himself, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; But his heart is not with thee.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
so he eats and drinks as if any one should swallow a hair, and do not bring him in to thyself, nor eat thy morsel with him:

Douay-Rheims Bible
Because like a soothsayer, and diviner, he thinketh that which he knoweth not. Eat and drink, will he say to thee: and his mind 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.

English Revised Version
For as he reckoneth within himself, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee.

Webster's Bible Translation
For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to 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.
Study Bible
True Riches
6Do not eat the bread of a stingy man, and do not crave his delicacies; 7for he is keeping track, inwardly counting the cost. “Eat and drink,” he says to you, but his heart is not with you. 8You will vomit up what little you have eaten and waste your pleasant words.…
Cross References
Proverbs 26:24
A hateful man disguises himself with his speech, but he lays up deceit in his heart.

Proverbs 26:25
When he speaks graciously, do not believe him, for seven abominations fill his heart.

Treasury of Scripture

For as he thinks in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, said he to you; but his heart is not with you.

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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 blasphemeth…

Luke 7:39
Now when the Pharisee which had bidden him saw it, he spake within himself, saying, This man, if he were a prophet, would have known who and what manner of woman this is that toucheth him: for she is a sinner.

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Judges 16:15
And she said unto him, How canst thou say, I love thee, when thine heart is not with me? thou hast mocked me these three times, and hast not told me wherein thy great strength lieth.

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

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







Lexicon
for
כִּ֤י ׀ (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

he is keeping track,
שָׁעַ֥ר (šā·‘ar)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8176: To act as gatekeeper, to estimate

inwardly
בְּנַפְשׁ֗וֹ (bə·nap̄·šōw)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5315: A soul, living being, life, self, person, desire, passion, appetite, emotion

[counting the cost].
כֶּ֫ן־ (ken-)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 3651: So -- thus

“Eat
אֱכֹ֣ל (’ĕ·ḵōl)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 398: To eat

and drink,”
וּ֭שְׁתֵה (ū·šə·ṯêh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8354: To imbibe

he says to you,
יֹ֣אמַר (yō·mar)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

but his heart
וְ֝לִבּ֗וֹ (wə·lib·bōw)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3820: The heart, the feelings, the will, the intellect, centre

is not
בַּל־ (bal-)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 1077: A failure, nothing, not at all, lest

with you.
עִמָּֽךְ׃ (‘im·māḵ)
Preposition | second person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5973: With, equally with
(7) For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he.--He is not really friendly and hospitable, as his words would imply, but he grudges every morsel thou takest, calculating its cost.

Verse 7. - For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he. The verb here used is שָׁעַר (shaar), "to estimate, ....to calculate," and the clause is best rendered, For as one that calculates with himself, so is he. The meaning is that this stingy host watches every morsel which his guest eats, and grudges what he appears to offer so liberally. In the Authorized Version the word "heart" occurs twice in this verse, but the Hebrew words are different. The first is nephesh, "breath," equivalent to "mind;" the second is leb, "heart." The Vulgate paraphrases the clause, Quoniam in similitudinem arioli et conjectoris, aestimat quod ignorat, "For like a soothsayer or diviner he conjectures that of which he is ignorant." Eat and drink, saith he to thee. He professes to make you welcome, and with seeming cordiality invites you to partake of the food upon his table. But his heart is not with thee. He is not glad to see you enjoy yourself, and his pressing invitation is empty verbiage with no heart in it. The Septuagint, pointing differently, translates, "For as if one should swallow a hair, so he eats and drinks." The Greek translators take the gnome to apply to one who invites an envious man to his table, and finds him eating his food as if it disgusted him. They go on, "Bring him not in to thee, nor eat thy morsel with him; for (ver. 8) he will vomit it up, and outrage thy fair words." In agreement with the gnome above, we find in the Talmud, "My son, eat not the bread of the covetous, nor sit thou at his table. The bread of the covetous is only pain and anguish; the bread of the generous man is a source of health and joy." 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.
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