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Proverbs 20

NAS 1 Wine is a mocker, strong drink a brawler, And whoever is intoxicated by it is not wise. NIV 1 Wine is a mocker and beer a brawler; whoever is led astray by them is not wise. NAS 2 The terror of a king is like the growling of a lion; He who provokes him to anger forfeits his own life. NIV 2 A king's wrath is like the roar of a lion; he who angers him forfeits his life. NAS 3 Keeping away from strife is an honor for a man, But any fool will quarrel. NIV 3 It is to a man's honor to avoid strife, but every fool is quick to quarrel. NAS 4 The sluggard does not plow after the autumn, So he begs during the harvest and has nothing. NIV 4 A sluggard does not plow in season; so at harvest time he looks but finds nothing. NAS 5 A plan in the heart of a man is like deep water, But a man of understanding draws it out. NIV 5 The purposes of a man's heart are deep waters, but a man of understanding draws them out. NAS 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? NAS 7 A righteous man who walks in his integrity - How blessed are his sons after him. NIV 7 The righteous man leads a blameless life; blessed are his children after him. NAS 8 A king who sits on the throne of justice Disperses all evil with his eyes. NIV 8 When a king sits on his throne to judge, he winnows out all evil with his eyes. NAS 9 Who can say, "I have cleansed my heart, I am pure from my sin "? NIV 9 Who can say, "I have kept my heart pure; I am clean and without sin"? NAS 10 Differing weights and differing measures, Both of them are abominable to the LORD . NIV 10 Differing weights and differing measures-- the LORD detests them both. NAS 11 It is by his deeds that a lad distinguishes himself If his conduct is pure and right. NIV 11 Even a child is known by his actions, by whether his conduct is pure and right. NAS 12 The hearing ear and the seeing eye, The LORD has made both of them. NIV 12 Ears that hear and eyes that see-- the LORD has made them both. NAS 13 Do not love sleep, or you will become poor; Open your eyes, and you will be satisfied with food. NIV 13 Do not love sleep or you will grow poor; stay awake and you will have food to spare. NAS 14 "Bad, bad," says the buyer, But when he goes his way, then he boasts. NIV 14 "It's no good, it's no good!" says the buyer; then off he goes and boasts about his purchase. NAS 15 There is gold, and an abundance of jewels; But the lips of knowledge are a more precious thing. NIV 15 Gold there is, and rubies in abundance, but lips that speak knowledge are a rare jewel. NAS 16 Take his garment when he becomes surety for a stranger; And for foreigners, hold him in pledge. 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. NAS 17 Bread obtained by falsehood is sweet to a man, But afterward his mouth will be filled with gravel. NIV 17 Food gained by fraud tastes sweet to a man, but he ends up with a mouth full of gravel. NAS 18 Prepare plans by consultation, And make war by wise guidance. NIV 18 Make plans by seeking advice; if you wage war, obtain guidance. NAS 19 He who goes about as a slanderer reveals secrets, Therefore do not associate with a gossip . NIV 19 A gossip betrays a confidence; so avoid a man who talks too much. NAS 20 He who curses his father or his mother, His lamp will go out in time of darkness. NIV 20 If a man curses his father or mother, his lamp will be snuffed out in pitch darkness. NAS 21 An inheritance gained hurriedly at the beginning Will not be blessed in the end. NIV 21 An inheritance quickly gained at the beginning will not be blessed at the end. NAS 22 Do not say, "I will repay evil "; Wait for the LORD , and He will save you. NIV 22 Do not say, "I'll pay you back for this wrong!" Wait for the LORD, and he will deliver you. NAS 23 Differing weights are an abomination to the LORD , And a false scale is not good. NIV 23 The LORD detests differing weights, and dishonest scales do not please him. NAS 24 Man's steps are ordained by the LORD , How then can man understand his way? NIV 24 A man's steps are directed by the LORD. How then can anyone understand his own way? NAS 25 It is a trap for a man to say rashly, "It is holy!" And after the vows to make inquiry. NIV 25 It is a trap for a man to dedicate something rashly and only later to consider his vows. NAS 26 A wise king winnows 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. NAS 27 The spirit of man is the lamp of the LORD , Searching all the innermost parts of his being. NIV 27 The lamp of the LORD searches the spirit of a man; it searches out his inmost being. NAS 28 Loyalty and truth preserve the king, And he upholds his throne by righteousness. NIV 28 Love and faithfulness keep a king safe; through love his throne is made secure. NAS 29 The glory of young men is their strength, And the honor of old men is their gray hair. NIV 29 The glory of young men is their strength, gray hair the splendor of the old. NAS 30 Stripes that wound scour away evil, And strokes reach the innermost parts. NIV 30 Blows and wounds cleanse away evil, and beatings purge the inmost being.