Proverbs 20:1-6 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