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Proverbs 20 :: New English Translation (NET)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:1 - Wine is a mocker and strong drink is a brawler; whoever goes astray by them is not wise.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:2 - The king's terrifying anger is like the roar of a lion; whoever provokes him sins against himself.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:3 - It is an honor for a person to cease from strife, but every fool quarrels.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:4 - The sluggard will not plow during the planting season, so at harvest time he looks for the crop but has nothing.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:5 - Counsel in a person's heart is like deep water, but an understanding person draws it out.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:6 - Many people profess their loyalty, but a faithful person - who can find?

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:7 - The righteous person behaves in integrity; blessed are his children after him.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:8 - A king sitting on the throne to judge separates out all evil with his eyes.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:9 - Who can say, "I have kept my heart clean; I am pure from my sin"?

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:10 - Diverse weights and diverse measures - the LORD abhors both of them.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:11 - Even a young man is known by his actions, whether his activity is pure and whether it is right.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:12 - The ear that hears and the eye that sees - the LORD has made them both.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:13 - Do not love sleep, lest you become impoverished; open your eyes so that you might be satisfied with food.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:14 - "It's worthless! It's worthless!" says the buyer, but when he goes on his way, he boasts.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:15 - There is gold, and an abundance of rubies, but words of knowledge are like a precious jewel.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:16 - Take a man's garment when he has given security for a stranger, and when he gives surety for strangers, hold him in pledge.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:17 - Bread gained by deceit tastes sweet to a person, but afterward his mouth will be filled with gravel.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:18 - Plans are established by counsel, so make war with guidance.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:19 - The one who goes about gossiping reveals secrets; therefore do not associate with someone who is always opening his mouth.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:20 - The one who curses his father and his mother, his lamp will be extinguished in the blackest darkness.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:21 - An inheritance gained easily in the beginning will not be blessed in the end.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:22 - Do not say, "I will pay back evil!" Wait for the LORD, so that he may vindicate you.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:23 - The LORD abhors differing weights, and dishonest scales are wicked.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:24 - The steps of a person are ordained by the LORD - so how can anyone understand his own way?

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:25 - It is a snare for a person to rashly cry, "Holy!" and only afterward to consider what he has vowed.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:26 - A wise king separates out the wicked; he turns the threshing wheel over them.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:27 - The human spirit is like the lamp of the LORD, searching all his innermost parts.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:28 - Loyal love and truth preserve a king, and his throne is upheld by loyal love.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:29 - The glory of young men is their strength, and the splendor of old men is gray hair.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:30 - Beatings and wounds cleanse away evil, and floggings cleanse the innermost being.

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