The Darby Bible
Proverbs, Chapter 20

   1: Wine is a scorner, strong drink is raging; and whoso erreth thereby is not wise.
   2: The terror of a king is as the roaring of a lion: he that provoketh him to anger sinneth against his own soul.
   3: It is an honour for a man to cease from strife; but every fool rusheth into it.
   4: The sluggard will not plough by reason of the winter; he shall beg in harvest, and have nothing.
   5: Counsel in the heart of man is deep water, and a man of understanding draweth it out.
   6: Most men will proclaim every one his own kindness; but a faithful man who shall find?
   7: The righteous walketh in his integrity: blessed are his children after him!
   8: A king sitting on the throne of judgment scattereth away all evil with his eyes.
   9: Who can say, I have made my heart clean, I am pure from my sin?
   10: Divers weights, divers measures, even both of them are abomination to Jehovah.
   11: Even a child is known by his doings, whether his work be pure, and whether it be right.
   12: The hearing ear, and the seeing eye, Jehovah hath made even both of them.
   13: Love not sleep, lest thou come to poverty; open thine eyes, [and] thou shalt be satisfied with bread.
   14: Bad! bad! saith the buyer; but when he is gone his way, then he boasteth.
   15: There is gold, and a multitude of rubies; but the lips of knowledge are a precious Jewel.
   16: Take his garment that is become surety [for] another, and hold him in pledge for strangers.
   17: Bread of falsehood is sweet to a man, but afterwards his mouth shall be filled with gravel.
   18: Plans are established by counsel; and with good advice make war.
   19: He that goeth about talebearing revealeth secrets; therefore meddle not with him that openeth his lips.
   20: Whoso curseth his father or his mother, his lamp shall be put out in the blackest darkness.
   21: An inheritance obtained hastily at the beginning will not be blessed in the end.
   22: Say not, I will recompense evil: wait on Jehovah, and he shall save thee.
   23: Divers weights are an abomination unto Jehovah; and a false balance is not good.
   24: The steps of a man are from Jehovah; and how can a man understand his own way?
   25: It is a snare to a man rashly to say, It is hallowed, and after vows to make inquiry.
   26: A wise king scattereth the wicked, and bringeth the wheel over them.
   27: Man's spirit is the lamp of Jehovah, searching all the inner parts of the belly.
   28: Mercy and truth preserve the king; and he upholdeth his throne by mercy.
   29: The glory of young men is their strength; and the beauty of old men is the grey head.
   30: Wounding stripes purge away evil, and strokes [purge] the inner parts of the belly.

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