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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!

The Young's Literal Translation was translated by Robert Young, who believed in a strictly literal translation of God's word. This version of the Bible is in the public domain.


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

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