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Proverbs 20 :: Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:1 - Wine is a scorner -- strong drink is noisy, And any going astray in it is not wise.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:2 - The fear of a king is a growl as of a young lion, He who is causing him to be wroth is wronging his soul.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:3 - An honour to a man is cessation from strife, And every fool intermeddleth.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:4 - Because of winter the slothful plougheth not, He asketh in harvest, and there is nothing.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:5 - Counsel in the heart of a man is deep water, And a man of understanding draweth it up.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:6 - A multitude of men proclaim each his kindness, And a man of stedfastness who doth find?

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:7 - The righteous is walking habitually in his integrity, O the happiness of his sons after him!

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:8 - A king sitting on a throne of judgment, Is scattering with his eyes all evil,

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:9 - Who saith, 'I have purified my heart, I have been cleansed from my sin?'

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:10 - A stone and a stone, an ephah and an ephah, Even both of them are an abomination to Jehovah.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:11 - Even by his actions a youth maketh himself known, Whether his work be pure or upright.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:12 - A hearing ear, and a seeing eye, Jehovah hath made even both of them.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:13 - Love not sleep, lest thou become poor, Open thine eyes -- be satisfied with bread.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:14 - 'Bad, bad,' saith the buyer, And going his way then he boasteth himself.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:15 - Substance, gold, and a multitude of rubies, Yea, a precious vessel, are lips of knowledge.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:16 - Take his garment when a stranger hath been surety, And for strangers pledge it.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:17 - Sweet to a man is the bread of falsehood, And afterwards is his mouth filled with gravel.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:18 - Purposes by counsel thou dost establish, And with plans make thou war.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:19 - A revealer of secret counsels is the busybody, And for a deceiver with his lips make not thyself surety.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:20 - Whoso is vilifying his father and his mother, Extinguished is his lamp in blackness of darkness.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:21 - An inheritance gotten wrongly at first, Even its latter end is not blessed.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:22 - Do not say, 'I recompense evil,' Wait for Jehovah, and He delivereth thee.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:23 - An abomination to Jehovah are a stone and a stone, And balances of deceit are not good.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:24 - From Jehovah are the steps of a man, And man -- how understandeth he his way?

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:25 - A snare to a man is he hath swallowed a holy thing, And after vows to make inquiry.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:26 - A wise king is scattering the wicked, And turneth back on them the wheel.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:27 - The breath of man is a lamp of Jehovah, Searching all the inner parts of the heart.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:28 - Kindness and truth keep a king, And he hath supported by kindness his throne.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:29 - The beauty of young men is their strength, And the honour of old men is grey hairs.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:30 - The bandages of a wound thou removest with the evil, Also the plagues of the inner parts of the heart!
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