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Proverbs 20

RHE 1 Wine is a luxurious thing, and drunkenness riotous: whosoever is delighted therewith, shall not be wise. NIV 1 Wine is a mocker and beer a brawler; whoever is led astray by them is not wise. RHE 2 As the roaring of a lion, so also is the dread of a king: he that provoketh him, sinneth against his own soul. NIV 2 A king's wrath is like the roar of a lion; he who angers him forfeits his life. RHE 3 It is an honour for a man to separate himself from quarrels: but all fools are meddling with reproaches. NIV 3 It is to a man's honor to avoid strife, but every fool is quick to quarrel. RHE 4 Because of the cold the sluggard would not plough: he shall beg therefore in the summer, and it shall not be given him. NIV 4 A sluggard does not plow in season; so at harvest time he looks but finds nothing. RHE 5 Counsel in the heart of a man is like deep water: but a wise man will draw it out. NIV 5 The purposes of a man's heart are deep waters, but a man of understanding draws them out. RHE 6 Many men are called merciful: but who shall find a faithful man? NIV 6 Many a man claims to have unfailing love, but a faithful man who can find? RHE 7 The just that walketh in his simplicity, shall leave behind him blessed children. NIV 7 The righteous man leads a blameless life; blessed are his children after him. RHE 8 The king, that sitteth on the throne of judgment, scattereth away all evil with his look. NIV 8 When a king sits on his throne to judge, he winnows out all evil with his eyes. RHE 9 Who can say: My heart is clean, I am pure from sin? NIV 9 Who can say, "I have kept my heart pure; I am clean and without sin"? RHE 10 Diverse weights and diverse measures, both are abominable before God. NIV 10 Differing weights and differing measures-- the LORD detests them both. RHE 11 By his inclinations a child is known, if his works be clean and right. NIV 11 Even a child is known by his actions, by whether his conduct is pure and right. RHE 12 The hearing ear, and the seeing eye, the Lord hath made them both. NIV 12 Ears that hear and eyes that see-- the LORD has made them both. RHE 13 Love not sleep, lest poverty oppress thee: open thy eyes, and be filled with bread. NIV 13 Do not love sleep or you will grow poor; stay awake and you will have food to spare. RHE 14 It is naught, it is naught, saith every buyer: and when he is gone away, then he will boast. NIV 14 "It's no good, it's no good!" says the buyer; then off he goes and boasts about his purchase. RHE 15 There is gold and a multitude of jewels: but the lips of knowledge are a precious vessel. NIV 15 Gold there is, and rubies in abundance, but lips that speak knowledge are a rare jewel. RHE 16 Take away the garment of him that is surety for a stranger, and take a pledge from him for strangers. 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. RHE 17 The bread of lying is sweet to a man: but afterwards his mouth shall 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. RHE 18 Designs are strengthened by counsels: and wars are to be managed by governments. NIV 18 Make plans by seeking advice; if you wage war, obtain guidance. RHE 19 Meddle not with him that revealeth secrets, and walketh deceitfully, and openeth wide his lips. NIV 19 A gossip betrays a confidence; so avoid a man who talks too much. RHE 20 He that curseth his father, and mother, his lamp shall be put out in the midst of darkness. NIV 20 If a man curses his father or mother, his lamp will be snuffed out in pitch darkness. RHE 21 The inheritance gotten hastily in the beginning, in the end shall be without a blessing. NIV 21 An inheritance quickly gained at the beginning will not be blessed at the end. RHE 22 Say not: I will return evil: wait for the Lord, and he will deliver thee. NIV 22 Do not say, "I'll pay you back for this wrong!" Wait for the LORD, and he will deliver you. RHE 23 Diverse weights are an abomination before the Lord: a deceitful balance is not good. NIV 23 The LORD detests differing weights, and dishonest scales do not please him. RHE 24 The steps of men are guided by the Lord: but who is the man that can understand his own way? NIV 24 A man's steps are directed by the LORD. How then can anyone understand his own way? RHE 25 It is ruin to a man to devour holy ones, and after vows to retract. NIV 25 It is a trap for a man to dedicate something rashly and only later to consider his vows. RHE 26 A wise king scattereth the wicked, and bringeth over them the wheel. NIV 26 A wise king winnows out the wicked; he drives the threshing wheel over them. RHE 27 The spirit of a man is the lamp of the Lord, which searcheth all the hidden things of the bowels. NIV 27 The lamp of the LORD searches the spirit of a man; it searches out his inmost being. RHE 28 Mercy and truth preserve the king, and his throne is strengthened by clemency. NIV 28 Love and faithfulness keep a king safe; through love his throne is made secure. RHE 29 The joy of young men is their strength: and the dignity of old men, their grey hairs. NIV 29 The glory of young men is their strength, gray hair the splendor of the old. RHE 30 The blueness of a wound shall wipe away evils: and stripes in the more inward parts of the belly. NIV 30 Blows and wounds cleanse away evil, and beatings purge the inmost being.