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Proverbs, Chapter 20

   1: Wine [is] a mocker, strong drink [is] raging: and whoever is deceived by it is not wise.
   2: The fear of a king [is] as the roaring of a lion: [whoever] provoketh him to anger sinneth [against] his own soul.
   3: [It is] an honor for a man to cease from strife: but every fool will be meddling.
   4: The sluggard will not plow by reason of the cold; [therefore] shall he beg in harvest, and [have] nothing.
   5: Counsel in the heart of man [is like] deep water; but a man of understanding will draw it out.
   6: Most men will proclaim every one his own goodness: but a faithful man who can find?
   7: The just [man] walketh in his integrity: his children [are] blessed after him.
   8: A king that sitteth 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, [and] divers measures, both of them [are] alike abomination to the LORD.
   11: Even a child is known by his doings, whether his work [is] pure, and whether [it is] right.
   12: The hearing ear, and the seeing eye, the LORD hath made even both of them.
   13: Love not sleep, lest thou come to poverty; open thy eyes, [and] thou shalt be satisfied with bread.
   14: [It is] naught, [it is] naught, saith the buyer: but when he is gone, 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 surety [for] a stranger: and take a pledge of him for a strange woman.
   17: Bread of deceit [is] sweet to a man; but afterwards his mouth shall be filled with gravel.
   18: [Every] purpose is established by counsel: and with good advice make war.
   19: He that goeth about [as] a tale-bearer revealeth secrets; therefore meddle not with him that flattereth with his lips.
   20: Whoever curseth his father or his mother, his lamp shall be put out in obscure darkness.
   21: An inheritance [may be] gotten hastily at the beginning; but the end of it shall not be blessed.
   22: Say not thou, I will recompense evil; [but] wait on the LORD, and he shall save thee.
   23: Divers weights [are] an abomination to the LORD; and a false balance [is] not good.
   24: Man's goings [are] of the LORD; how can a man then understand his own way?
   25: [It is] a snare to the man [who] devoureth [that which is] holy, and after vows to make inquiry.
   26: A wise king scatterreth the wicked, and bringeth the wheel over them.
   27: The spirit of man [is] the candle of the LORD, searching all the inward parts of the belly.
   28: Mercy and truth preserve the king: and his throne is upheld by mercy.
   29: The glory of young men [is] their strength: and the beauty of old men [is] the gray head.
   30: The blueness of a wound cleanseth away evil: so [do] stripes the inward parts of the belly.

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