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

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Wine is a scorner -- strong drink is noisy, And any going astray in it is not wise.

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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.

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An honour to a man is cessation from strife, And every fool intermeddleth.

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Because of winter the slothful plougheth not, He asketh in harvest, and there is nothing.

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Counsel in the heart of a man is deep water, And a man of understanding draweth it up.

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A multitude of men proclaim each his kindness, And a man of stedfastness who doth find?

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The righteous is walking habitually in his integrity, O the happiness of his sons after him!

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A king sitting on a throne of judgment, Is scattering with his eyes all evil,

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Who saith, 'I have purified my heart, I have been cleansed from my sin?'

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A stone and a stone, an ephah and an ephah, Even both of them are an abomination to Jehovah.

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Even by his actions a youth maketh himself known, Whether his work be pure or upright.

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A hearing ear, and a seeing eye, Jehovah hath made even both of them.

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Love not sleep, lest thou become poor, Open thine eyes -- be satisfied with bread.

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'Bad, bad,' saith the buyer, And going his way then he boasteth himself.

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Substance, gold, and a multitude of rubies, Yea, a precious vessel, are lips of knowledge.

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Take his garment when a stranger hath been surety, And for strangers pledge it.

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Sweet to a man is the bread of falsehood, And afterwards is his mouth filled with gravel.

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Purposes by counsel thou dost establish, And with plans make thou war.

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A revealer of secret counsels is the busybody, And for a deceiver with his lips make not thyself surety.

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Whoso is vilifying his father and his mother, Extinguished is his lamp in blackness of darkness.

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An inheritance gotten wrongly at first, Even its latter end is not blessed.

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Do not say, 'I recompense evil,' Wait for Jehovah, and He delivereth thee.

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An abomination to Jehovah are a stone and a stone, And balances of deceit are not good.

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From Jehovah are the steps of a man, And man -- how understandeth he his way?

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A snare to a man is he hath swallowed a holy thing, And after vows to make inquiry.

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A wise king is scattering the wicked, And turneth back on them the wheel.

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The breath of man is a lamp of Jehovah, Searching all the inner parts of the heart.

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Kindness and truth keep a king, And he hath supported by kindness his throne.

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The beauty of young men is their strength, And the honour of old men is grey hairs.

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The bandages of a wound thou removest with the evil, Also the plagues of the inner parts of the heart!
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