Proverbs 20 CSB

1 Wine is a mocker, beer is a brawler, and whoever staggers because of them is not wise.
2 A king's terrible wrath is like the roaring of a lion; anyone who provokes him endangers himself.a

References for Proverbs 20:2

    • a 20:2 - Pr 19:12; 28:15
      3 It is honorable for a man to resolve a dispute, but any fool can get himself into a quarrel.b

      References for Proverbs 20:3

        • b 20:3 - Pr 15:18; 18:6; 22:10
          4 The slacker does not plow during planting season;c at harvest time he looks,d and there is nothing.e

          References for Proverbs 20:4

            • c 20:4 - Lit plow in winter
            • d 20:4 - Lit inquires
            • e 20:4 - Pr 24:30-34
              5 Counsel in a man's heart is deep water;f but a man of understanding draws it up.

              References for Proverbs 20:5

                  6 Many a man proclaims his own loyalty, but who can find a trustworthy man?g

                  References for Proverbs 20:6

                    • g 20:6 - Pr 28:20; Ps 53:2-3
                      7 The one who lives with integrity is righteous;h his childreni who come after him will be happy.

                      References for Proverbs 20:7

                        • h 20:7 - Pr 2:7,20-21; 10:9; 13:6
                        • i 20:7 - Lit sons
                          8 A king sitting on a throne to judge sifts out all evil with his eyes.j

                          References for Proverbs 20:8

                              9 Who can say, "I have kept my heart pure; I am cleansed from my sin"?k

                              References for Proverbs 20:9

                                • k 20:9 - Jb 15:15-16; Ps 14:2-3; Rm 3:9-12
                                  10 Differing weights and varying measuresl- both are detestable to the Lord.m

                                  References for Proverbs 20:10

                                    • l 20:10 - Lit Stone and stone, measure and measure
                                    • m 20:10 - Pr 11:1; 20:23; Dt 25:14-15; Mc 6:10-11
                                      11 Even a young man is known by his actions- by whether his behavior is pure and upright.n

                                      References for Proverbs 20:11

                                          12 The hearing ear and the seeing eye- the Lord made them both.o

                                          References for Proverbs 20:12

                                            • o 20:12 - Pr 22:2; 29:13
                                              13 Don't love sleep, or you will become poor; open your eyes, and you'll have enough to eat.p

                                              References for Proverbs 20:13

                                                • p 20:13 - Pr 6:10-11; 24:33-34
                                                  14 "It's worthless, it's worthless!" the buyer says, but after he is on his way, he gloats.
                                                  15 There is gold and a multitude of jewels, but knowledgeable lips are a rare treasure.q

                                                  References for Proverbs 20:15

                                                    • q 20:15 - Pr 3:15; 8:11
                                                      16 Take his garment,r for he has put up security for a stranger; get collateral if it is for foreigners.s

                                                      References for Proverbs 20:16

                                                        • r 20:16 - A debtor's outer garment held as collateral; Dt 24:12-13,17; Jb 22:6
                                                        • s 20:16 - Pr 6:1-5; 11:15; 27:13
                                                          17 Food gained by fraud is sweet to a man, but afterwards his mouth is full of gravel.
                                                          18 Finalize plans through counsel, and wage war with sound guidance.t

                                                          References for Proverbs 20:18

                                                            • t 20:18 - Pr 11:14; 15:22; 24:6
                                                              19 The one who reveals secrets is a constant gossip; avoid someone with a big mouth.u

                                                              References for Proverbs 20:19

                                                                • u 20:19 - Pr 11:13; Lv 19:16
                                                                  20 Whoever curses his father or mother- his lamp will go out in deep darkness.v

                                                                  References for Proverbs 20:20

                                                                    • v 20:20 - Pr 24:20; Ex 21:17
                                                                      21 An inheritance gained prematurely will not be blessed ultimately.w

                                                                      References for Proverbs 20:21

                                                                        • w 20:21 - Pr 21:5; 23:5; 28:22
                                                                          22 Don't say, "I will avenge this evil!" Wait on the Lord, and He will rescue you.x

                                                                          References for Proverbs 20:22

                                                                              23 Differing weightsy are detestable to the Lord, and dishonest scales are unfair.z

                                                                              References for Proverbs 20:23

                                                                                • y 20:23 - Lit A stone and a stone
                                                                                • z 20:23 - Pr 11:1; 20:10; Mc 6:11
                                                                                  24 A man's steps are determined by the Lord,{ so how can anyone understand his own way?

                                                                                  References for Proverbs 20:24

                                                                                    • { 20:24 - Pr 16:9,33; 19:21
                                                                                      25 It is a trap for anyone to dedicate something rashly and later to reconsider his vows.|

                                                                                      References for Proverbs 20:25

                                                                                        • | 20:25 - Nm 30:2; Dt 23:21; Ec 5:4-6
                                                                                          26 A wise king separates out the wicked and drives the threshing wheel over them.
                                                                                          27 A person's breath is the lamp of the Lord, searching the innermost parts.} ~

                                                                                          References for Proverbs 20:27

                                                                                            • } 20:27 - Lit the chambers of the belly
                                                                                            • ~ 20:27 - Pr 20:30; Ps 139:23
                                                                                              28 Loyalty and faithfulness deliver a king; through loyalty he maintains his throne.
                                                                                              29 The glory of young men is their strength, and the splendor of old men is gray hair.

                                                                                              References for Proverbs 20:29

                                                                                                •  20:29 - Pr 16:31; Lv 19:32
                                                                                                  30 Lashes and wounds purge away evil, and beatings cleanse the innermost parts.€

                                                                                                  References for Proverbs 20:30

                                                                                                    • € 20:30 - Lit beatings the chambers of the belly