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Proverbs 20


Proverbs 20:1 Wine is a mocker, strong drink a brawler, And whoever is intoxicated by it is not wise.
Proverbs 20:2 The terror of a king is like the growling of a lion; He who provokes him to anger forfeits his own life.
Proverbs 20:3 Keeping away from strife is an honor for a man, But any fool will quarrel.
Proverbs 20:4 The sluggard does not plow after the autumn, So he begs during the harvest and has nothing.
Proverbs 20:5 A plan in the heart of a man is like deep water, But a man of understanding draws it out.
Proverbs 20:6 Many a man proclaims his own loyalty, But who can find a trustworthy man?
Proverbs 20:7 A righteous man who walks in his integrity" How blessed are his sons after him.
Proverbs 20:8 A king who sits on the throne of justice Disperses all evil with his eyes.
Proverbs 20:9 Who can say," I have cleansed my heart, I am pure from my sin"?
Proverbs 20:10 Differing weights and differing measures, Both of them are abominable to the Lord.
Proverbs 20:11 It is by his deeds that a lad distinguishes himself If his conduct is pure and right.
Proverbs 20:12 The hearing ear and the seeing eye, The Lord has made both of them.
Proverbs 20:13 Do not love sleep, or you will become poor; Open your eyes, and you will be satisfied with food.
Proverbs 20:14 "Bad, bad," says the buyer, But when he goes his way, then he boasts.
Proverbs 20:15 There is gold, and an abundance of jewels; But the lips of knowledge are a more precious thing.
Proverbs 20:16 Take his garment when he becomes surety for a stranger; And for foreigners, hold him in pledge.
Proverbs 20:17 Bread obtained by falsehood is sweet to a man, But afterward his mouth will be filled with gravel.
Proverbs 20:18 Prepare plans by consultation, And make war by wise guidance.
Proverbs 20:19 He who goes about as a slanderer reveals secrets, Therefore do not associate with a gossip.
Proverbs 20:20 He who curses his father or his mother, His lamp will go out in time of darkness.
Proverbs 20:21 An inheritance gained hurriedly at the beginning Will not be blessed in the end.
Proverbs 20:22 Do not say," I will repay evil"; Wait for the Lord, and He will save you.
Proverbs 20:23 Differing weights are an abomination to the Lord, And a false scale is not good.
Proverbs 20:24 Man's steps are ordained by the Lord, How then can man understand his way?
Proverbs 20:25 It is a trap for a man to say rashly," It is holy!" And after the vows to make inquiry.
Proverbs 20:26 A wise king winnows the wicked, And drives the threshing wheel over them.
Proverbs 20:27 The spirit of man is the lamp of the Lord, Searching all the innermost parts of his being.
Proverbs 20:28 Loyalty and truth preserve the king, And he upholds his throne by righteousness.
Proverbs 20:29 The glory of young men is their strength, And the honor of old men is their gray hair.
Proverbs 20:30 Stripes that wound scour away evil, And strokes reach the innermost parts.


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Proverbs 20:1 Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise. Proverbs 20:1 Wine is a mocker, strong drink a brawler, And whoever is intoxicated by it is not wise. Proverbs 20:1 ἀκόλαστον οἶνος καὶ ὑβριστικὸν μέθη πᾶς δὲ ὁ συμμειγνύμενος αὐτῇ οὐκ ἔσται σοφός
Proverbs 20:2 The fear of a king is as the roaring of a lion: whoso provoketh him to anger sinneth against his own soul. Proverbs 20:2 The terror of a king is like the growling of a lion; He who provokes him to anger forfeits his own life. Proverbs 20:2 οὐ διαφέρει ἀπειλὴ βασιλέως θυμοῦ λέοντος ὁ δὲ παροξύνων αὐτὸν ἁμαρτάνει εἰς τὴν ἑαυτοῦ ψυχήν
Proverbs 20:3 It is an honour for a man to cease from strife: but every fool will be meddling. Proverbs 20:3 Keeping away from strife is an honor for a man, But any fool will quarrel. Proverbs 20:3 δόξα ἀνδρὶ ἀποστρέφεσθαι λοιδορίας πᾶς δὲ ἄφρων τοιούτοις συμπλέκεται
Proverbs 20:4 The sluggard will not plow by reason of the cold; therefore shall he beg in harvest, and have nothing. Proverbs 20:4 The sluggard does not plow after the autumn, So he begs during the harvest and has nothing. Proverbs 20:4 ὀνειδιζόμενος ὀκνηρὸς οὐκ αἰσχύνεται ὡσαύτως καὶ ὁ δανιζόμενος σῖτον ἐν ἀμήτῳ
Proverbs 20:5 Counsel in the heart of man is like deep water; but a man of understanding will draw it out. Proverbs 20:5 A plan in the heart of a man is like deep water, But a man of understanding draws it out. Proverbs 20:5 ὕδωρ βαθὺ βουλὴ ἐν καρδίᾳ ἀνδρός ἀνὴρ δὲ φρόνιμος ἐξαντλήσει αὐτήν
Proverbs 20:6 Most men will proclaim every one his own goodness: but a faithful man who can find? Proverbs 20:6 Many a man proclaims his own loyalty, But who can find a trustworthy man? Proverbs 20:6 μέγα ἄνθρωπος καὶ τίμιον ἀνὴρ ἐλεήμων ἄνδρα δὲ πιστὸν ἔργον εὑρεῖν
Proverbs 20:7 The just man walketh in his integrity: his children are blessed after him. Proverbs 20:7 A righteous man who walks in his integrity" How blessed are his sons after him. Proverbs 20:7 ὃς ἀναστρέφεται ἄμωμος ἐν δικαιοσύνῃ μακαρίους τοὺς παῖδας αὐτοῦ καταλείψει
Proverbs 20:8 A king that sitteth in the throne of judgment scattereth away all evil with his eyes. Proverbs 20:8 A king who sits on the throne of justice Disperses all evil with his eyes. Proverbs 20:8 ὅταν βασιλεὺς δίκαιος καθίσῃ ἐπὶ θρόνου οὐκ ἐναντιοῦται ἐν ὀφθαλμοῖς αὐτοῦ πᾶν πονηρόν
Proverbs 20:9 Who can say, I have made my heart clean, I am pure from my sin? Proverbs 20:9 Who can say," I have cleansed my heart, I am pure from my sin"? Proverbs 20:9 τίς καυχήσεται ἁγνὴν ἔχειν τὴν καρδίαν ἢ τίς παρρησιάσεται καθαρὸς εἶναι ἀπὸ ἁμαρτιῶν ~ κακολογοῦντος πατέρα ἢ μητέρα σβεσθήσεται λαμπτήρ αἱ δὲ κόραι τῶν ὀφθαλμῶν αὐτοῦ ὄψονται σκότος ~ μερὶς ἐπισπουδαζομένη ἐν πρώτοις ἐν τοῖς τελευταίοις οὐκ εὐλογηθήσεται ~ μὴ εἴπῃς τείσομαι τὸν ἐχθρόν ἀλλὰ ὑπόμεινον τὸν κύριον ἵνα σοι βοηθήσῃ
Proverbs 20:10 Divers weights, and divers measures, both of them are alike abomination to the LORD. Proverbs 20:10 Differing weights and differing measures, Both of them are abominable to the Lord. Proverbs 20:10 στάθμιον μέγα καὶ μικρὸν καὶ μέτρα δισσά ἀκάθαρτα ἐνώπιον κυρίου καὶ ἀμφότερα
Proverbs 20:11 Even a child is known by his doings, whether his work be pure, and whether it be right. Proverbs 20:11 It is by his deeds that a lad distinguishes himself If his conduct is pure and right. Proverbs 20:11 καὶ ὁ ποιῶν αὐτὰ ἐν τοῖς ἐπιτηδεύμασιν αὐτοῦ συμποδισθήσεται νεανίσκος μετὰ ὁσίου καὶ εὐθεῖα ἡ ὁδὸς αὐτοῦ
Proverbs 20:12 The hearing ear, and the seeing eye, the LORD hath made even both of them. Proverbs 20:12 The hearing ear and the seeing eye, The Lord has made both of them. Proverbs 20:12 οὖς ἀκούει καὶ ὀφθαλμὸς ὁρᾷ κυρίου ἔργα καὶ ἀμφότερα
Proverbs 20:13 Love not sleep, lest thou come to poverty; open thine eyes, and thou shalt be satisfied with bread. Proverbs 20:13 Do not love sleep, or you will become poor; Open your eyes, and you will be satisfied with food. Proverbs 20:13 μὴ ἀγάπα καταλαλεῖν ἵνα μὴ ἐξαρθῇς διάνοιξον τοὺς ὀφθαλμούς σου καὶ ἐμπλήσθητι ἄρτων
Proverbs 20:14 It is naught, it is naught, saith the buyer: but when he is gone his way, then he boasteth. Proverbs 20:14 "Bad, bad," says the buyer, But when he goes his way, then he boasts. Proverbs 20:14 LXX differs
Proverbs 20:15 There is gold, and a multitude of rubies: but the lips of knowledge are a precious jewel. Proverbs 20:15 There is gold, and an abundance of jewels; But the lips of knowledge are a more precious thing. Proverbs 20:15 LXX differs
Proverbs 20:16 Take his garment that is surety for a stranger: and take a pledge of him for a strange woman. Proverbs 20:16 Take his garment when he becomes surety for a stranger; And for foreigners, hold him in pledge. Proverbs 20:16 LXX differs
Proverbs 20:17 Bread of deceit is sweet to a man; but afterwards his mouth shall be filled with gravel. Proverbs 20:17 Bread obtained by falsehood is sweet to a man, But afterward his mouth will be filled with gravel. Proverbs 20:17 LXX differs
Proverbs 20:18 Every purpose is established by counsel: and with good advice make war. Proverbs 20:18 Prepare plans by consultation, And make war by wise guidance. Proverbs 20:18 LXX differs
Proverbs 20:19 He that goeth about as a talebearer revealeth secrets: therefore meddle not with him that flattereth with his lips. Proverbs 20:19 He who goes about as a slanderer reveals secrets, Therefore do not associate with a gossip. Proverbs 20:19 LXX differs
Proverbs 20:20 Whoso curseth his father or his mother, his lamp shall be put out in obscure darkness. Proverbs 20:20 He who curses his father or his mother, His lamp will go out in time of darkness. Proverbs 20:20 LXX differs
Proverbs 20:21 An inheritance may be gotten hastily at the beginning; but the end thereof shall not be blessed. Proverbs 20:21 An inheritance gained hurriedly at the beginning Will not be blessed in the end. Proverbs 20:21 LXX differs
Proverbs 20:22 Say not thou, I will recompense evil; but wait on the LORD, and he shall save thee. Proverbs 20:22 Do not say," I will repay evil"; Wait for the Lord, and He will save you. Proverbs 20:22 LXX differs
Proverbs 20:23 Divers weights are an abomination unto the LORD; and a false balance is not good. Proverbs 20:23 Differing weights are an abomination to the Lord, And a false scale is not good. Proverbs 20:23 βδέλυγμα κυρίῳ δισσὸν στάθμιον καὶ ζυγὸς δόλιος οὐ καλὸν ἐνώπιον αὐτοῦ
Proverbs 20:24 Man's goings are of the LORD; how can a man then understand his own way? Proverbs 20:24 Man's steps are ordained by the Lord, How then can man understand his way? Proverbs 20:24 παρὰ κυρίου εὐθύνεται τὰ διαβήματα ἀνδρί θνητὸς δὲ πῶς ἂν νοήσαι τὰς ὁδοὺς αὐτοῦ
Proverbs 20:25 It is a snare to the man who devoureth that which is holy, and after vows to make enquiry. Proverbs 20:25 It is a trap for a man to say rashly," It is holy!" And after the vows to make inquiry. Proverbs 20:25 παγὶς ἀνδρὶ ταχύ τι τῶν ἰδίων ἁγιάσαι μετὰ γὰρ τὸ εὔξασθαι μετανοεῖν γίνεται
Proverbs 20:26 A wise king scattereth the wicked, and bringeth the wheel over them. Proverbs 20:26 A wise king winnows the wicked, And drives the threshing wheel over them. Proverbs 20:26 λικμήτωρ ἀσεβῶν βασιλεὺς σοφὸς καὶ ἐπιβαλεῖ αὐτοῖς τροχόν
Proverbs 20:27 The spirit of man is the candle of the LORD, searching all the inward parts of the belly. Proverbs 20:27 The spirit of man is the lamp of the Lord, Searching all the innermost parts of his being. Proverbs 20:27 φῶς κυρίου πνοὴ ἀνθρώπων ὃς ἐρευνᾷ ταμίεια κοιλίας
Proverbs 20:28 Mercy and truth preserve the king: and his throne is upholden by mercy. Proverbs 20:28 Loyalty and truth preserve the king, And he upholds his throne by righteousness. Proverbs 20:28 ἐλεημοσύνη καὶ ἀλήθεια φυλακὴ βασιλεῖ καὶ περικυκλώσουσιν ἐν δικαιοσύνῃ τὸν θρόνον αὐτοῦ
Proverbs 20:29 The glory of young men is their strength: and the beauty of old men is the grey head. Proverbs 20:29 The glory of young men is their strength, And the honor of old men is their gray hair. Proverbs 20:29 κόσμος νεανίαις σοφία δόξα δὲ πρεσβυτέρων πολιαί
Proverbs 20:30 The blueness of a wound cleanseth away evil: so do stripes the inward parts of the belly. Proverbs 20:30 Stripes that wound scour away evil, And strokes reach the innermost parts. Proverbs 20:30 ὑπώπια καὶ συντρίμματα συναντᾷ κακοῖς πληγαὶ δὲ εἰς ταμίεια κοιλίας

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