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Proverbs 20

TNIV 1 Wine is a mocker and beer a brawler; whoever is led astray by them is not wise. NIV 1 Wine is a mocker and beer a brawler; whoever is led astray by them is not wise. TNIV 2 A king's wrath strikes terror like the roar of a lion; those who anger him forfeit their lives. NIV 2 A king's wrath is like the roar of a lion; he who angers him forfeits his life. TNIV 3 It is to one's honor to avoid strife, but every fool is quick to quarrel. NIV 3 It is to a man's honor to avoid strife, but every fool is quick to quarrel. TNIV 4 Sluggards do not plow in season; so at harvest time they look but find nothing. NIV 4 A sluggard does not plow in season; so at harvest time he looks but finds nothing. TNIV 5 The purposes of the human heart are deep waters, but those who have insight draw them out. NIV 5 The purposes of a man's heart are deep waters, but a man of understanding draws them out. TNIV 6 Many claim to have unfailing love, but a faithful person who can find? NIV 6 Many a man claims to have unfailing love, but a faithful man who can find? TNIV 7 The righteous lead blameless lives; blessed are their children after them. NIV 7 The righteous man leads a blameless life; blessed are his children after him. TNIV 8 When a king sits on his throne to judge, he winnows 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. TNIV 9 Who can say, "I have kept my heart pure; I am clean and without sin"? NIV 9 Who can say, "I have kept my heart pure; I am clean and without sin"? TNIV 10 Differing weights and differing measures-- the LORD detests them both. NIV 10 Differing weights and differing measures-- the LORD detests them both. TNIV 11 Even small children are known by their actions, so is their conduct really pure and upright? NIV 11 Even a child is known by his actions, by whether his conduct is pure and right. TNIV 12 Ears that hear and eyes that see-- the LORD has made them both. NIV 12 Ears that hear and eyes that see-- the LORD has made them both. TNIV 13 Do not love sleep or you will grow poor; stay awake and you will have food to spare. NIV 13 Do not love sleep or you will grow poor; stay awake and you will have food to spare. TNIV 14 "It's no good, it's no good!" says the buyer-- then goes off and boasts about the purchase. NIV 14 "It's no good, it's no good!" says the buyer; then off he goes and boasts about his purchase. TNIV 15 Gold there is, and rubies in abundance, but lips that speak knowledge are a rare jewel. NIV 15 Gold there is, and rubies in abundance, but lips that speak knowledge are a rare jewel. TNIV 16 Take the garment of one who puts up security for a stranger; hold it in pledge if it is done for an outsider. 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. TNIV 17 Food gained by fraud tastes sweet, but one ends up with a mouth full of gravel. NIV 17 Food gained by fraud tastes sweet to a man, but he ends up with a mouth full of gravel. TNIV 18 Plans are established by seeking advice; so if you wage war, obtain guidance. NIV 18 Make plans by seeking advice; if you wage war, obtain guidance. TNIV 19 A gossip betrays a confidence; so avoid anyone who talks too much. NIV 19 A gossip betrays a confidence; so avoid a man who talks too much. TNIV 20 If you curse your father or mother, your lamp will be snuffed out in pitch darkness. NIV 20 If a man curses his father or mother, his lamp will be snuffed out in pitch darkness. TNIV 21 An inheritance claimed too soon will not be blessed at the end. NIV 21 An inheritance quickly gained at the beginning will not be blessed at the end. TNIV 22 Do not say, "I'll pay you back for this wrong!" Wait for the LORD, and he will avenge you. NIV 22 Do not say, "I'll pay you back for this wrong!" Wait for the LORD, and he will deliver you. TNIV 23 The LORD detests differing weights, and dishonest scales do not please him. NIV 23 The LORD detests differing weights, and dishonest scales do not please him. TNIV 24 A person's steps are directed by the LORD. How then can anyone understand their own way? NIV 24 A man's steps are directed by the LORD. How then can anyone understand his own way? TNIV 25 It is a trap to dedicate something rashly and only later to consider one's vows. NIV 25 It is a trap for a man to dedicate something rashly and only later to consider his vows. TNIV 26 A wise king winnows out the wicked; he drives the threshing wheel over them. NIV 26 A wise king winnows out the wicked; he drives the threshing wheel over them. TNIV 27 The human spirit is the lamp of the LORD that sheds light on one's inmost being. NIV 27 The lamp of the LORD searches the spirit of a man; it searches out his inmost being. TNIV 28 Love and faithfulness keep a king safe; through love his throne is made secure. NIV 28 Love and faithfulness keep a king safe; through love his throne is made secure. TNIV 29 The glory of young men is their strength, gray hair the splendor of the old. NIV 29 The glory of young men is their strength, gray hair the splendor of the old. TNIV 30 Blows and wounds cleanse away evil, and beatings purge the inmost being. NIV 30 Blows and wounds cleanse away evil, and beatings purge the inmost being.