Proverbs, Chapter 20 - Insights on Human Behavior and Life

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Proverbs 20:1
Wine is a mocker and beer is a brawler. Whoever is led astray by them is not wise.
Proverbs 20:2
The terror of a king is like the roaring of a lion. He who provokes him to anger forfeits his own life.
Proverbs 20:3
It is an honor for a man to keep aloof from strife, but every fool will be quarreling.
Proverbs 20:4
The sluggard will not plow by reason of the winter; therefore he shall beg in harvest, and have nothing.
Proverbs 20:5
Counsel in the heart of man is like deep water, but a man of understanding will draw it out.
Proverbs 20:6
Many men claim to be men of unfailing love, but who can find a faithful man?
Proverbs 20:7
A righteous man walks in integrity. Blessed are his children after him.
Proverbs 20:8
A king who sits on the throne of judgment scatters away all evil with his eyes.
Proverbs 20:9
Who can say, “I have made my heart pure. I am clean and without sin”?
Proverbs 20:10
Differing weights and differing measures, both of them alike are an abomination to Yahweh.
Proverbs 20:11
Even a child makes himself known by his doings, whether his work is pure, and whether it is right.
Proverbs 20:12
The hearing ear, and the seeing eye, Yahweh has made even both of them.
Proverbs 20:13
Don’t love sleep, lest you come to poverty. Open your eyes, and you shall be satisfied with bread.
Proverbs 20:14
“It’s no good, it’s no good,” says the buyer; but when he is gone his way, then he boasts.
Proverbs 20:15
There is gold and abundance of rubies, but the lips of knowledge are a rare jewel.
Proverbs 20:16
Take the garment of one who puts up collateral for a stranger; and hold him in pledge for a wayward woman.
Proverbs 20:17
Fraudulent food is sweet to a man, but afterwards his mouth is filled with gravel.
Proverbs 20:18
Plans are established by advice; by wise guidance you wage war!
Proverbs 20:19
He who goes about as a tale-bearer reveals secrets; therefore don’t keep company with him who opens wide his lips.
Proverbs 20:20
Whoever curses his father or his mother, his lamp shall be put out in blackness of darkness.
Proverbs 20:21
An inheritance quickly gained at the beginning won’t be blessed in the end.
Proverbs 20:22
Don’t say, “I will pay back evil.” Wait for Yahweh, and he will save you.
Proverbs 20:23
Yahweh detests differing weights, and dishonest scales are not pleasing.
Proverbs 20:24
A man’s steps are from Yahweh; how then can man understand his way?
Proverbs 20:25
It is a snare to a man to make a rash dedication, then later to consider his vows.
Proverbs 20:26
A wise king winnows out the wicked, and drives the threshing wheel over them.
Proverbs 20:27
The spirit of man is Yahweh’s lamp, searching all his innermost parts.
Proverbs 20:28
Love and faithfulness keep the king safe. His throne is sustained by love.
Proverbs 20:29
The glory of young men is their strength. The splendor of old men is their gray hair.
Proverbs 20:30
Wounding blows cleanse away evil, and beatings purge the innermost parts.

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