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Proverbs 20

CSB 1 Wine is a mocker, beer is a brawler, and whoever staggers because of them is not wise. NIV 1 Wine is a mocker and beer a brawler; whoever is led astray by them is not wise. CSB 2 A king's terrible wrath is like the roaring of a lion; anyone who provokes him endangers himself. NIV 2 A king's wrath is like the roar of a lion; he who angers him forfeits his life. CSB 3 It is honorable for a man to resolve a dispute, but any fool can get himself into a quarrel. NIV 3 It is to a man's honor to avoid strife, but every fool is quick to quarrel. CSB 4 The slacker does not plow during planting season; at harvest time he looks, and there is nothing. NIV 4 A sluggard does not plow in season; so at harvest time he looks but finds nothing. CSB 5 Counsel in a man's heart is deep water; but a man of understanding draws it up. NIV 5 The purposes of a man's heart are deep waters, but a man of understanding draws them out. CSB 6 Many a man proclaims his own loyalty, but who can find a trustworthy man? NIV 6 Many a man claims to have unfailing love, but a faithful man who can find? CSB 7 The one who lives with integrity is righteous; his children who come after him will be happy. NIV 7 The righteous man leads a blameless life; blessed are his children after him. CSB 8 A king sitting on a throne to judge sifts out all evil with his eyes. NIV 8 When a king sits on his throne to judge, he winnows out all evil with his eyes. CSB 9 Who can say, "I have kept my heart pure; I am cleansed from my sin"? NIV 9 Who can say, "I have kept my heart pure; I am clean and without sin"? CSB 10 Differing weights and varying measures- both are detestable to the Lord. NIV 10 Differing weights and differing measures-- the LORD detests them both. CSB 11 Even a young man is known by his actions- by whether his behavior is pure and upright. NIV 11 Even a child is known by his actions, by whether his conduct is pure and right. CSB 12 The hearing ear and the seeing eye- the Lord made them both. NIV 12 Ears that hear and eyes that see-- the LORD has made them both. CSB 13 Don't love sleep, or you will become poor; open your eyes, and you'll have enough to eat. NIV 13 Do not love sleep or you will grow poor; stay awake and you will have food to spare. CSB 14 "It's worthless, it's worthless!" the buyer says, but after he is on his way, he gloats. NIV 14 "It's no good, it's no good!" says the buyer; then off he goes and boasts about his purchase. CSB 15 There is gold and a multitude of jewels, but knowledgeable lips are a rare treasure. NIV 15 Gold there is, and rubies in abundance, but lips that speak knowledge are a rare jewel. CSB 16 Take his garment, for he has put up security for a stranger; get collateral if it is for foreigners. 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. CSB 17 Food gained by fraud is sweet to a man, but afterwards his mouth is full of gravel. NIV 17 Food gained by fraud tastes sweet to a man, but he ends up with a mouth full of gravel. CSB 18 Finalize plans through counsel, and wage war with sound guidance. NIV 18 Make plans by seeking advice; if you wage war, obtain guidance. CSB 19 The one who reveals secrets is a constant gossip; avoid someone with a big mouth. NIV 19 A gossip betrays a confidence; so avoid a man who talks too much. CSB 20 Whoever curses his father or mother- his lamp will go out in deep darkness. NIV 20 If a man curses his father or mother, his lamp will be snuffed out in pitch darkness. CSB 21 An inheritance gained prematurely will not be blessed ultimately. NIV 21 An inheritance quickly gained at the beginning will not be blessed at the end. CSB 22 Don't say, "I will avenge this evil!" Wait on the Lord, and He will rescue you. NIV 22 Do not say, "I'll pay you back for this wrong!" Wait for the LORD, and he will deliver you. CSB 23 Differing weights are detestable to the Lord, and dishonest scales are unfair. NIV 23 The LORD detests differing weights, and dishonest scales do not please him. CSB 24 A man's steps are determined by the Lord, so how can anyone understand his own way? NIV 24 A man's steps are directed by the LORD. How then can anyone understand his own way? CSB 25 It is a trap for anyone to dedicate something rashly and later to reconsider his vows. NIV 25 It is a trap for a man to dedicate something rashly and only later to consider his vows. CSB 26 A wise king separates out the wicked and drives the threshing wheel over them. NIV 26 A wise king winnows out the wicked; he drives the threshing wheel over them. CSB 27 A person's breath is the lamp of the Lord, searching the innermost parts. NIV 27 The lamp of the LORD searches the spirit of a man; it searches out his inmost being. CSB 28 Loyalty and faithfulness deliver a king; through loyalty he maintains his throne. NIV 28 Love and faithfulness keep a king safe; through love his throne is made secure. CSB 29 The glory of young men is their strength, and the splendor of old men is gray hair. NIV 29 The glory of young men is their strength, gray hair the splendor of the old. CSB 30 Lashes and wounds purge away evil, and beatings cleanse the innermost parts. NIV 30 Blows and wounds cleanse away evil, and beatings purge the inmost being.