The Blue Letter Bible
Copy Options
Cite Print
Version Selector Up Arrow

Cite this page

MLA format Copy link to clipboard

Note: MLA no longer requires the URL as part of their citation standard. Individual instructors or editors may still require the use of URLs.

APA format Copy link to clipboard
Chicago format Copy link to clipboard
Close
Version Selector Up Arrow

Share this page using one of these tools:

facebook twitter

googleplus pinterest

reddit tumblr linkedin


Or email this page to a friend:

BLB Searches
Search the Bible
Search NLT
KJVNKJVNLTNIVESVCSBNASB
Version Selector Up Arrow NETRSVASVYLTDBYWEBHNV
RVR60VULWLCLXXmGNTTR  
 [?]

Advanced Options

Search a pre-defined list


OR Select a range of biblical books

From:

To:


OR Custom Selection:

Use semicolons to separate groups: 'Gen;Jdg;Psa-Mal' or 'Rom 3-12;Mat 1:15;Mat 5:12-22'

LexiConc
 [?]
 

Advanced Options

Exact Match
Beginning of the Word
Any Part of the Word
Theological FAQs
 [?]
 
Multi-Verse Retrieval
x
Search NLT
KJVNKJVNLTNIVESVCSBNASB
Version Selector Up Arrow NETRSVASVYLTDBYWEBHNV
RVR60VULWLCLXXmGNTTR  

Line-By-Line Order:
Line-By-Line Verse-Reference  Verse-Reference
Line-By-Line Reference-Verse  Reference-Verse
Line-By-Line Separate Line  Separate Line
Line-By-Line Verse Only  Verse Only
Line-By-Line Reference Only  Reference Only
Reference Delimiters:
No Reference Delimiters  None — Jhn 1:1 KJV
Square Reference Delimiters  Square — [Jhn 1:1 KJV]
Curly Reference Delimiters  Curly — {Jhn 1:1 KJV}
Parenthesis Reference Delimiters  Parens — (Jhn 1:1 KJV)
Paragraph Order:
Paragraph Verse-Reference  Verse-Reference
Paragraph Reference-Verse  Reference-Verse
Paragraph Reference-Only  Reference-Only
Number Delimiters:*
No Verse Numbers  No Number
No Verse Delimeters  No Delimiter — 15
Square Verse Delimiters  Square — [15]
Curly Verse Delimiters  Curly — {15}
Parenthesis Verse Delimiters  Parens — (15)
Other Options:
Abbreviate Books  Abbreviate Books
Quotes Around Verses  Quotes around Verses
Remove Square Brackets  Remove Square Brackets
 
Sort Canonically  Sort Canonically

* 'Number Delimiters' only apply to 'Paragraph Order'

Let's Connect
x

Connect on Facebook Connect on Twitter Connect on Instagram Connect on Pinterest Connect on YouTube

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Daily Devotionals
x

Blue Letter Bible offers several daily devotional readings in order to help you refocus on Christ and the Gospel of His peace and righteousness.

Daily Bible Reading Plans
x

Recognizing the value of consistent reflection upon the Word of God in order to refocus one’s mind and heart upon Christ and His Gospel of peace, we provide several reading plans designed to cover the entire Bible in a year.

One-Year Plans

Two-Year Plan

Proverbs 20 :: New Living Translation (NLT)

toggle collapse
Choose a new font size and typeface

Customize your font sizeIncrease your font sizeDecrease your font sizeReturn to default font size

Choose a Bible text color
Read the Bible in blackRead the Bible in dark blueRead the Bible in blue

Customize your text type
Arial font
Trebuchet MS font
Georgia font
Times New Roman font

Customize your Hebrew text type
SBL Hebrew font
Times New Roman font
Arial font

Customize your Greek text type
Gentium font
Times New Roman font
Arial font

Close font preferences
Listen to the Bible

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:1 - Wine produces mockers; alcohol leads to brawls.
Those led astray by drink cannot be wise.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:2 - The king’s fury is like a lion’s roar;
to rouse his anger is to risk your life.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:3 - Avoiding a fight is a mark of honor;
only fools insist on quarreling.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:4 - Those too lazy to plow in the right season
will have no food at the harvest.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:5 - Though good advice lies deep within the heart,
a person with understanding will draw it out.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:6 - Many will say they are loyal friends,
but who can find one who is truly reliable?

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:7 - The godly walk with integrity;
blessed are their children who follow them.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:8 - When a king sits in judgment, he weighs all the evidence,
distinguishing the bad from the good.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:9 - Who can say, “I have cleansed my heart;
I am pure and free from sin”?

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:10 - False weights and unequal measures[fn]
the LORD detests double standards of every kind.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:11 - Even children are known by the way they act,
whether their conduct is pure, and whether it is right.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:12 - Ears to hear and eyes to see—
both are gifts from the LORD.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:13 - If you love sleep, you will end in poverty.
Keep your eyes open, and there will be plenty to eat!

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:14 - The buyer haggles over the price, saying, “It’s worthless,”
then brags about getting a bargain!

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:15 - Wise words are more valuable
than much gold and many rubies.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:16 - Get security from someone who guarantees a stranger’s debt.
Get a deposit if he does it for foreigners.[fn]

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:17 - Stolen bread tastes sweet,
but it turns to gravel in the mouth.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:18 - Plans succeed through good counsel;
don’t go to war without wise advice.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:19 - A gossip goes around telling secrets,
so don’t hang around with chatterers.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:20 - If you insult your father or mother,
your light will be snuffed out in total darkness.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:21 - An inheritance obtained too early in life
is not a blessing in the end.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:22 - Don’t say, “I will get even for this wrong.”
Wait for the LORD to handle the matter.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:23 - The LORD detests double standards;
he is not pleased by dishonest scales.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:24 - The LORD directs our steps,
so why try to understand everything along the way?

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:25 - Don’t trap yourself by making a rash promise to God
and only later counting the cost.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:26 - A wise king scatters the wicked like wheat,
then runs his threshing wheel over them.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:27 - The LORD’s light penetrates the human spirit,[fn]
exposing every hidden motive.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:28 - Unfailing love and faithfulness protect the king;
his throne is made secure through love.

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

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:30 - Physical punishment cleanses away evil;[fn]
such discipline purifies the heart.
NLT Footnotes
Hebrew A stone and a stone, an ephah and an ephah.
An alternate reading in the Masoretic Text is for a promiscuous woman.
Or The human spirit is the LORD’s light.
The meaning of the Hebrew is uncertain.

NLT

Holy Bible, New Living Translation copyright © 1996, 2004, 2007 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.

Full copyright information is provided here. Visit the New Living Translation website.

 
 
Home
Search Bible
Click for Help   Click for QuickNav   Click for Advanced Search Options
Search NLT
KJVNKJVNLTNIVESVCSBNASB
Version Selector Up Arrow NETRSVASVYLTDBYWEBHNV
RVR60VULWLCLXXmGNTTR  

Search a pre-defined list


OR Select a range of biblical books

From:

To:


OR Custom Selection:

Use semicolons to separate groups:
'Gen;Jdg;Psa-Mal' or 'Rom 3-12;Mat 1:15;Mat 5:12-22'

Your Bible Version is the NLT
Go to Top
Link to This PageCite This Page
Version Selector Up Arrow
Version Selector Up Arrow

Cite this page

MLA format Copy link to clipboard

Note: MLA no longer requires the URL as part of their citation standard. Individual instructors or editors may still require the use of URLs.

APA format Copy link to clipboard
Chicago format Copy link to clipboard
Close
Share this pageFollow the BLB
Version Selector Up Arrow

Share this page using one of these tools:

facebooktwitter

googlepluspinterest

reddittumblrlinkedin


Or email this page to a friend:

Version Selector Up Arrow

Follow the Blue Letter Bible on:

facebooktwitter

pinterestgoogle+


Or subscribe to our Newsletter:

Printable Page
 
 
Left Context Bar Edge 1Left Context Bar BackgroundLeft Context Bar Edge 2Previous BookPrevious ChapterQuick NavNext ChapterNext BookCopy VersesCopy OptionsShow StrongsFormat by Verse or ParagraphListen to the BibleRed Letter OnRight Context Bar Edge 2Right Context Bar BackgroundRight Context Bar Edge 1
Line-By-Line Order:
Line-By-Line Verse-Reference  Verse-Reference
Line-By-Line Reference-Verse  Reference-Verse
Line-By-Line Separate Line  Separate Line
Line-By-Line Verse Only  Verse Only
Line-By-Line Reference Only  Reference Only
Reference Delimiters:
No Reference Delimiters  None — Jhn 1:1 KJV
Square Reference Delimiters  Square — [Jhn 1:1 KJV]
Curly Reference Delimiters  Curly — {Jhn 1:1 KJV}
Parenthesis Reference Delimiters  Parens — (Jhn 1:1 KJV)
Paragraph Order:
Paragraph Verse-Reference  Verse-Reference
Paragraph Reference-Verse  Reference-Verse
Paragraph Reference-Only  Reference-Only
Number Delimiters:*
No Verse Numbers  No Number
No Verse Delimeters  No Delimiter — 15
Square Verse Delimiters  Square — [15]
Curly Verse Delimiters  Curly — {15}
Parenthesis Verse Delimiters  Parens — (15)
Other Options:
Abbreviate Books  Abbreviate Books
Quotes Around Verses  Quotes Around Verses
Remove Square Brackets  Remove Square Brackets
 
Select All Verses
Clear All Verses

* 'Number Delimiters' only apply to 'Paragraph Order'

Loading...

Interlinear
Bibles
Cross-Refs
Commentaries
Dictionaries
Miscellaneous
Verse Tools Arrow
Login to your account

Email / username or password was incorrect!

Check your email for password retrieval

 

Complete the form below to register  [?]

Error: That Email is already registered

Error: Please provide a valid Email

Error: Passwords should have at least 6 characters

Error: Passwords do not match

Error: Please provide a valid first name

Error: That username is already taken

Error: Usernames should only contain letters, numbers, dots, dashes, or underscores

[ Cancel ]← Login to Your Account

Passwords should have at least 6 characters.
Usernames should only contain letters, numbers, dots, dashes, or underscores.

Thank you for registering. A verification email has been sent to the address you provided.

Error: That Email / Username is not registered

Enter Your Email or UsernameUsername or Email Address

 

← Return to Login

Close LoginCLOSE
Tap to Close