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Proverbs 20 - Interlinear Bible


On Life and Conduct

1 Wine is a mocker, strong drink a brawler, And whoever is intoxicated by it is not wise.
a{l w{B h,g{v -l'k.w r'kev h,m{h ]ny;Y;h #el ? ~'K.x,y
2 The terror of a king is like the growling of a lion; He who provokes him to anger forfeits his own life.
3 Keeping away from strife is an honor for a man, But any fool will quarrel.
['L;G.tIy lyiw/a -l'k.w byirem t,b,v vyia'l dw{b'K
4 The sluggard does not plow after the autumn, So he begs during the harvest and has nothing.
!Iy'a'w ryic'Q;B l;a.vIy v{r]x;y -a{l lec'[ @,r{xem
5 A plan in the heart of a man is like deep water, But a man of understanding draws it out.
~yin.Wm/a vyia.w w{D.s;x vyia a'r.qIy ~'d'a -b'r ? a'c.mIy yim
7 A righteous man who walks in his integrity - How blessed are his sons after him.
wy'r]x;a wy'n'b yer.v;a qyiD;c w{MUt.B .$eL;h.tim
8 A king who sits on the throne of justice Disperses all evil with his eyes.
wy'nye[.b h,r'z.m !yid -aeSiK -l;[ bevw{y .$,l,m ? ['r -l'K
9 Who can say, "I have cleansed my heart, I am pure from my sin "?
yita'J;xem yiT.r;h'j yiBil yityiKiz r;ma{y -yim
10 Differing weights and differing measures, Both * of them are abominable to the LORD.
h'wh.y t;b][w{T h'pyea.w h'pyea !,b,a'w !,b,a ? ~,hyen.v -m;G
11 It is by his deeds that a lad distinguishes himself If his conduct is pure and right.
r'v'y -mia.w .$;z -mia r;['n -r,K;n.tIy wy'l'l][;m.B ~;G ? w{l\['P
12 The hearing ear and the seeing eye, The LORD has made both * of them.
~,hyen.v -m;g h'f'[ h'wh.y h'a{r !Iy;[.w ]t;[;m{v !,z{a
13 Do not love sleep, or you will become poor; Open your eyes, and you will be satisfied with food.
'$y,nye[ x;q.P ver\WiT -n,P h'nev b;h/a,T -l;a ? ~,x'l -[;b.f
14 "Bad, bad," says the buyer, But when he goes his way, then he boasts.
l'L;h.tIy z'a w{l lez{a.w h,nw{Q;h r;ma{y [;r [;r
15 There is gold, and an abundance of jewels; But the lips of knowledge are a more precious thing.
16 Take his garment when he becomes surety for a stranger; And for foreigners, hold him in pledge.
~yir.k'n d;[.b.W r'z b;r'[ -yiK w{d.giB -x;q.l ? .Whel.b;x
17 Bread obtained by falsehood is sweet to a man, But afterward his mouth will be filled with gravel.
19 He who goes about as a slanderer reveals secrets, Therefore do not associate with a gossip *.
wy't'p.f h,t{p.l.W lyik'r .$elw{h ]dw{S -h,lw{G ? b'r'[.tit a{l
20 He who curses his father or his mother, His lamp will go out in time of darkness.
!w{vyia.B w{ren .$;[.dIy w{Mia.w wyib'a leL;q.m ? .$,v{x
21 An inheritance gained hurriedly at the beginning Will not be blessed in the end.
.$'r{b.t a{l H'tyir]x;a.w h'n{vair'B t,l,xUb.m h'l]x;n
22 Do not say, "I will repay evil "; Wait for the LORD, and He will save you.
[;v{y.w h'why;l he.W;q ['r -h'm.L;v]a r;ma{T -l;a ? .$'l
23 Differing weights are an abomination to the LORD, And a false scale is not good.
h'm.rim{m.W !,b'a'w !,b,a h'wh.y t;b][w{T ? bw{j -a{l
24 Man's steps are ordained by the LORD, How then can man understand his way?
25 It is a trap for a man to say rashly, "It is holy!" And after the vows to make inquiry.
reQ;b.l ~yir'd.n r;x;a.w v,d{q [;l'y ~'d'a veqw{m
26 A wise king winnows the wicked, And drives the threshing wheel over them.
!'pw{a ~,hyel][ b,v'Y;w ~'k'x .$,l,m ~yi['v.r h,r'z.m
27 The spirit of man is the lamp of the LORD, Searching all the innermost parts of his being.
!,j'b -yer.d;x -l'K fep{x ~'d'a t; h'wh.y ren
29 The glory of young men is their strength, And the honor of old men is their gray hair.
30 Stripes that wound scour away evil, And strokes reach the innermost parts.
!,j'b -yer.d;x tw{K;m.W ['r.B qyir.m;T [;c,P tw{rUB;x