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Proverbs 23:1


When you sit down to eat with a ruler, consider carefully 1  what 2  is before you,


Ge 43:32-34; Jude 1:12

NET © Notes

tn The construction uses the imperfect tense of instruction with the infinitive absolute to emphasize the careful discernment required on such occasions. Cf. NIV “note well”; NLT “pay attention.”

tn Or “who,” referring to the ruler (so ASV, NAB, TEV).

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