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Proverbs 20

WBT 1 Wine [is] a mocker, strong drink [is] raging: and whoever is deceived by it is not wise. NIV 1 Wine is a mocker and beer a brawler; whoever is led astray by them is not wise. WBT 2 The fear of a king [is] as the roaring of a lion: [whoever] provoketh him to anger 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. WBT 3 [It is] an honor for a man to cease from strife: but every fool will be meddling. NIV 3 It is to a man's honor to avoid strife, but every fool is quick to quarrel. WBT 4 The sluggard will not plow by reason of the cold; [therefore] shall he beg in harvest, and [have] nothing. NIV 4 A sluggard does not plow in season; so at harvest time he looks but finds nothing. WBT 5 Counsel in the heart of man [is like] deep water; but a man of understanding will draw it out. NIV 5 The purposes of a man's heart are deep waters, but a man of understanding draws them out. WBT 6 Most men will proclaim every one his own goodness: but a faithful man who can find? NIV 6 Many a man claims to have unfailing love, but a faithful man who can find? WBT 7 The just [man] walketh in his integrity: his children [are] blessed after him. NIV 7 The righteous man leads a blameless life; blessed are his children after him. WBT 8 A king that sitteth on the throne of judgment scattereth away all evil with his eyes. NIV 8 When a king sits on his throne to judge, he winnows out all evil with his eyes. WBT 9 Who can say, I have made my heart clean, I am pure from my sin? NIV 9 Who can say, "I have kept my heart pure; I am clean and without sin"? WBT 10 Divers weights, [and] divers measures, both of them [are] alike abomination to the LORD. NIV 10 Differing weights and differing measures-- the LORD detests them both. WBT 11 Even a child is known by his doings, whether his work [is] pure, and whether [it is] right. NIV 11 Even a child is known by his actions, by whether his conduct is pure and right. WBT 12 The hearing ear, and the seeing eye, the LORD hath made even both of them. NIV 12 Ears that hear and eyes that see-- the LORD has made them both. WBT 13 Love not sleep, lest thou come to poverty; open thy eyes, [and] thou shalt be satisfied with bread. NIV 13 Do not love sleep or you will grow poor; stay awake and you will have food to spare. WBT 14 [It is] naught, [it is] naught, saith the buyer: but when he is gone, then he boasteth. NIV 14 "It's no good, it's no good!" says the buyer; then off he goes and boasts about his purchase. WBT 15 There is gold, and a multitude of rubies: but the lips of knowledge [are] a precious jewel. NIV 15 Gold there is, and rubies in abundance, but lips that speak knowledge are a rare jewel. WBT 16 Take his garment that is surety [for] a stranger: and take a pledge of him for a strange woman. 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. WBT 17 Bread of deceit [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. WBT 18 [Every] purpose is established by counsel: and with good advice make war. NIV 18 Make plans by seeking advice; if you wage war, obtain guidance. WBT 19 He that goeth about [as] a tale-bearer revealeth secrets; therefore meddle not with him that flattereth with his lips. NIV 19 A gossip betrays a confidence; so avoid a man who talks too much. WBT 20 Whoever curseth his father or his mother, his lamp shall be put out in obscure darkness. NIV 20 If a man curses his father or mother, his lamp will be snuffed out in pitch darkness. WBT 21 An inheritance [may be] gotten hastily at the beginning; but the end of it shall not be blessed. NIV 21 An inheritance quickly gained at the beginning will not be blessed at the end. WBT 22 Say not thou, I will recompense evil; [but] wait on the LORD, and he shall save thee. NIV 22 Do not say, "I'll pay you back for this wrong!" Wait for the LORD, and he will deliver you. WBT 23 Divers weights [are] an abomination to the LORD; and a false balance [is] not good. NIV 23 The LORD detests differing weights, and dishonest scales do not please him. WBT 24 Man's goings [are] of the LORD; how can a man then understand his own way? NIV 24 A man's steps are directed by the LORD. How then can anyone understand his own way? WBT 25 [It is] a snare to the man [who] devoureth [that which is] holy, and after vows to make inquiry. NIV 25 It is a trap for a man to dedicate something rashly and only later to consider his vows. WBT 26 A wise king scatterreth the wicked, and bringeth the wheel over them. NIV 26 A wise king winnows out the wicked; he drives the threshing wheel over them. WBT 27 The spirit of man [is] the candle of the LORD, searching all the inward parts of the belly. NIV 27 The lamp of the LORD searches the spirit of a man; it searches out his inmost being. WBT 28 Mercy and truth preserve the king: and his throne is upheld by mercy. NIV 28 Love and faithfulness keep a king safe; through love his throne is made secure. WBT 29 The glory of young men [is] their strength: and the beauty of old men [is] the gray head. NIV 29 The glory of young men is their strength, gray hair the splendor of the old. WBT 30 The blueness of a wound cleanseth away evil: so [do] stripes the inward parts of the belly. NIV 30 Blows and wounds cleanse away evil, and beatings purge the inmost being.