Proverbs 23:12-21

12 Apply your heart to instruction,  And your ears to the words of knowledge.

13 Don't withhold correction from a child.  If you punish him with the rod, he will not die.

14 Punish him with the rod,  And save his soul from Sheol. 

15 My son, if your heart is wise,  Then my heart will be glad, even mine:

16 Yes, my heart will rejoice,  When your lips speak what is right.

17 Don't let your heart envy sinners;  But rather fear Yahweh all the day long.

18 Indeed surely there is a future hope,  And your hope will not be cut off.

19 Listen, my son, and be wise,  And keep your heart on the right path!

20 Don't be among ones drinking too much wine,  Or those who gorge themselves on meat:

21 For the drunkard and the glutton shall become poor;  And drowsiness clothes them in rags.