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Proverbs 20 :: Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:1 - Wine is a mocker, strong drink a brawler; and whoever is led astray by it is not wise.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:2 - The dread wrath of a king is like the growling of a lion; he who provokes him to anger forfeits his life.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:3 - It is an honor for a man to keep aloof from strife; but every fool will be quarreling.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:4 - The sluggard does not plow in the autumn; he will seek at harvest and have nothing.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:5 - The purpose in a man's mind is like deep water, but a man of understanding will draw it out.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:6 - Many a man proclaims his own loyalty, but a faithful man who can find?
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:7 - A righteous man who walks in his integrity-- blessed are his sons after him!
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:8 - A king who sits on the throne of judgment winnows all evil with his eyes.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:9 - Who can say, "I have made my heart clean; I am pure from my sin"?
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:10 - Diverse weights and diverse measures are both alike an abomination to the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:11 - Even a child makes himself known by his acts, whether what he does is pure and right.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:12 - The hearing ear and the seeing eye, the LORD has made them both.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:13 - Love not sleep, lest you come to poverty; open your eyes, and you will have plenty of bread.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:14 - "It is bad, it is bad," says the buyer; but when he goes away, then he boasts.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:15 - There is gold, and abundance of costly stones; but the lips of knowledge are a precious jewel.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:16 - Take a man's garment when he has given surety for a stranger, and hold him in pledge when he gives surety for foreigners.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:17 - Bread gained by deceit is sweet to a man, but afterward his mouth will be full of gravel.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:18 - Plans are established by counsel; by wise guidance wage war.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:19 - He who goes about gossiping reveals secrets; therefore do not associate with one who speaks foolishly.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:20 - If one curses his father or his mother, his lamp will be put out in utter darkness.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:21 - An inheritance gotten hastily in the beginning will in the end not be blessed.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:22 - Do not say, "I will repay evil"; wait for the LORD, and he will help you.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:23 - Diverse weights are an abomination to the LORD, and false scales are not good.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:24 - A man's steps are ordered by the LORD; how then can man understand his way?
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:25 - It is a snare for a man to say rashly, "It is holy," and to reflect only after making his vows.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:26 - A wise king winnows the wicked, and drives the wheel over them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:27 - The spirit of man is the lamp of the LORD, searching all his innermost parts.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:28 - Loyalty and faithfulness preserve the king, and his throne is upheld by righteousness.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:29 - The glory of young men is their strength, but the beauty of old men is their gray hair.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:30 - Blows that wound cleanse away evil; strokes make clean the innermost parts.

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Source: Transcribed from: The Holy Bible: Revised Standard Version containing the Old and New Testaments, translated from the original tongues: being the version set forth A.D. 1611, revised A.D. 1881-1885 and A.D. 1901: compared with the most ancient authorities and revised A.D. 1946-52. — 2nd ed. of New Testament A.D. 1971. There should be enough in the rest of the description to identify the text.

Language: English

Availability: Freely available for non-commercial use provided that this header is included in its entirety with any copy distributed.


Pericope taken from the NASB95 and has been graciously provided by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.

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