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Proverbs, Chapter 20
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   1: Wine [is] a scorner -- strong drink [is] noisy, And any going astray in it is not wise.
   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.
   3: An honour to a man is cessation from strife, And every fool intermeddleth.
   4: Because of winter the slothful plougheth not, He asketh in harvest, and there is nothing.
   5: Counsel in the heart of a man [is] deep water, And a man of understanding draweth it up.
   6: A multitude of men proclaim each his kindness, And a man of stedfastness who doth find?
   7: The righteous is walking habitually in his integrity, O the happiness of his sons after him!
   8: A king sitting on a throne of judgment, Is scattering with his eyes all evil,
   9: Who saith, 'I have purified my heart, I have been cleansed from my sin?'
   10: A stone and a stone, an ephah and an ephah, Even both of them [are] an abomination to Jehovah.
   11: Even by his actions a youth maketh himself known, Whether his work be pure or upright.
   12: A hearing ear, and a seeing eye, Jehovah hath made even both of them.
   13: Love not sleep, lest thou become poor, Open thine eyes -- be satisfied [with] bread.
   14: 'Bad, bad,' saith the buyer, And going his way then he boasteth himself.
   15: Substance, gold, and a multitude of rubies, Yea, a precious vessel, [are] lips of knowledge.
   16: Take his garment when a stranger hath been surety, And for strangers pledge it.
   17: Sweet to a man [is] the bread of falsehood, And afterwards is his mouth filled [with] gravel.
   18: Purposes by counsel thou dost establish, And with plans make thou war.
   19: A revealer of secret counsels is the busybody, And for a deceiver [with] his lips make not thyself surety.
   20: Whoso is vilifying his father and his mother, Extinguished is his lamp in blackness of darkness.
   21: An inheritance gotten wrongly at first, Even its latter end is not blessed.
   22: Do not say, 'I recompense evil,' Wait for Jehovah, and He delivereth thee.
   23: An abomination to Jehovah [are] a stone and a stone, And balances of deceit [are] not good.
   24: From Jehovah [are] the steps of a man, And man -- how understandeth he his way?
   25: A snare to a man [is] he hath swallowed a holy thing, And after vows to make inquiry.
   26: A wise king is scattering the wicked, And turneth back on them the wheel.
   27: The breath of man [is] a lamp of Jehovah, Searching all the inner parts of the heart.
   28: Kindness and truth keep a king, And he hath supported by kindness his throne.
   29: The beauty of young men is their strength, And the honour of old men is grey hairs.
   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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