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Proverbs 20 :: American Standard Version (ASV)

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Wine is a mocker, strong drink a brawler;
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The terror of a king is as the roaring of a lion:
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The sluggard will not plow by reason of the winter;
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Counsel in the heart of man is like deep water;
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Even a child maketh himself known by his doings,
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Love not sleep, lest thou come to poverty;
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It is bad, it is bad, saith the buyer;
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There is gold, and abundance of rubies;
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Bread of falsehood is sweet to a man;
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Every purpose is established by counsel;
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Whoso curseth his father or his mother,
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An inheritance may be gotten hastily at the beginning;
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A wise king winnoweth the wicked,
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The spirit of man is the lamp of Jehovah,
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Kindness and truth preserve the king;
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The glory of young men is their strength;
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Stripes that wound cleanse away evil;
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