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20 Do not join with wine bibbers,
    nor with those who glut themselves on meat.
21 For drunkards and gluttons come to poverty,
    and lazing about clothes one in rags.
22 [a]Listen to your father who begot you,
    do not despise your mother when she is old.

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Footnotes

  1. 23:22–23 Father and mother are associated with truth and wisdom. One should no more rid oneself of truth and wisdom than rid oneself of one’s parents, who are their source.

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