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Proverbs 20

BBE 1 Wine makes men foolish, and strong drink makes men come to blows; and whoever comes into error through these is not wise. NIV 1 Wine is a mocker and beer a brawler; whoever is led astray by them is not wise. BBE 2 The wrath of a king is like the loud cry of a lion: he who makes him angry does wrong against himself. NIV 2 A king's wrath is like the roar of a lion; he who angers him forfeits his life. BBE 3 It is an honour for a man to keep from fighting, but the foolish are ever at war. NIV 3 It is to a man's honor to avoid strife, but every fool is quick to quarrel. BBE 4 The hater of work will not do his ploughing because of the winter; so at the time of grain-cutting he will be requesting food and will get nothing. NIV 4 A sluggard does not plow in season; so at harvest time he looks but finds nothing. BBE 5 The purpose in the heart of a man is like deep water, but a man of good sense will get it out. NIV 5 The purposes of a man's heart are deep waters, but a man of understanding draws them out. BBE 6 Most men make no secret of their kind acts: but where is a man of good faith to be seen? NIV 6 Many a man claims to have unfailing love, but a faithful man who can find? BBE 7 An upright man goes on in his righteousness: happy are his children after him! NIV 7 The righteous man leads a blameless life; blessed are his children after him. BBE 8 A king on the seat of judging puts to flight all evil with his eyes. NIV 8 When a king sits on his throne to judge, he winnows out all evil with his eyes. BBE 9 Who is able to say, I have made my heart clean, I am free from my sin? NIV 9 Who can say, "I have kept my heart pure; I am clean and without sin"? BBE 10 Unequal weights and unequal measures, they are all disgusting to the Lord. NIV 10 Differing weights and differing measures-- the LORD detests them both. BBE 11 Even a child may be judged by his doings, if his work is free from sin and if it is right. NIV 11 Even a child is known by his actions, by whether his conduct is pure and right. BBE 12 The hearing ear and the seeing eye are equally the Lord's work. NIV 12 Ears that hear and eyes that see-- the LORD has made them both. BBE 13 Do not be a lover of sleep, or you will become poor: keep your eyes open, and you will have bread enough. NIV 13 Do not love sleep or you will grow poor; stay awake and you will have food to spare. BBE 14 A poor thing, a poor thing, says he who is giving money for goods: but when he has gone on his way, then he makes clear his pride in what he has got. NIV 14 "It's no good, it's no good!" says the buyer; then off he goes and boasts about his purchase. BBE 15 There is gold and a store of corals: but the lips of knowledge are a jewel of great price. NIV 15 Gold there is, and rubies in abundance, but lips that speak knowledge are a rare jewel. BBE 16 Take a man's clothing if he makes himself responsible for a strange man, and get an undertaking from him who gives his word for strange men. NIV 16 Take the garment of one who puts up security for a stranger; hold it in pledge if he does it for a wayward woman. BBE 17 Bread of deceit is sweet to a man; but after, his mouth will be full of sand. NIV 17 Food gained by fraud tastes sweet to a man, but he ends up with a mouth full of gravel. BBE 18 Every purpose is put into effect by wise help: and by wise guiding make war. NIV 18 Make plans by seeking advice; if you wage war, obtain guidance. BBE 19 He who goes about talking of the business of others gives away secrets: so have nothing to do with him whose lips are open wide. NIV 19 A gossip betrays a confidence; so avoid a man who talks too much. BBE 20 If anyone puts a curse on his father or his mother, his light will be put out in the blackest night. NIV 20 If a man curses his father or mother, his lamp will be snuffed out in pitch darkness. BBE 21 A heritage may be got quickly at first, but the end of it will not be a blessing. NIV 21 An inheritance quickly gained at the beginning will not be blessed at the end. BBE 22 Do not say, I will give punishment for evil: go on waiting for the Lord, and he will be your saviour. NIV 22 Do not say, "I'll pay you back for this wrong!" Wait for the LORD, and he will deliver you. BBE 23 Unequal weights are disgusting to the Lord, and false scales are not good. NIV 23 The LORD detests differing weights, and dishonest scales do not please him. BBE 24 A man's steps are of the Lord; how then may a man have knowledge of his way? NIV 24 A man's steps are directed by the LORD. How then can anyone understand his own way? BBE 25 It is a danger to a man to say without thought, It is holy, and, after taking his oaths, to be questioning if it is necessary to keep them. NIV 25 It is a trap for a man to dedicate something rashly and only later to consider his vows. BBE 26 A wise king puts evil-doers to flight, and makes their evil-doing come back on them. NIV 26 A wise king winnows out the wicked; he drives the threshing wheel over them. BBE 27 The Lord keeps watch over the spirit of man, searching all the deepest parts of the body. NIV 27 The lamp of the LORD searches the spirit of a man; it searches out his inmost being. BBE 28 Mercy and good faith keep the king safe, and the seat of his power is based on upright acts. NIV 28 Love and faithfulness keep a king safe; through love his throne is made secure. BBE 29 The glory of young men is their strength, and the honour of old men is their grey hairs. NIV 29 The glory of young men is their strength, gray hair the splendor of the old. BBE 30 By the wounds of the rod evil is taken away, and blows make clean the deepest parts of the body. NIV 30 Blows and wounds cleanse away evil, and beatings purge the inmost being.