Proverbs 20:1-11 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