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Proverbs 20

WEB 1 Wine is a mocker, and beer is 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. WEB 2 The terror of a king is like the roaring 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. WEB 3 It is an honor for a man to keep aloof from strife; But every fool will be quarreling. NIV 3 It is to a man's honor to avoid strife, but every fool is quick to quarrel. WEB 4 The sluggard will not plow by reason of the winter; Therefore he shall beg in harvest, and have nothing. NIV 4 A sluggard does not plow in season; so at harvest time he looks but finds nothing. WEB 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. WEB 6 Many men claim to be men of unfailing love, But who can find a faithful man? NIV 6 Many a man claims to have unfailing love, but a faithful man who can find? WEB 7 A righteous man who walks in his integrity, Blessed are his children after him. NIV 7 The righteous man leads a blameless life; blessed are his children after him. WEB 8 A king who sits on the throne of judgment Scatters 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. WEB 9 Who can say, "I have made 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"? WEB 10 Differing weights and differing measures, Both of them alike are an abomination to Yahweh. NIV 10 Differing weights and differing measures-- the LORD detests them both. WEB 11 Even a child makes himself 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. WEB 12 The hearing ear, and the seeing eye, Yahweh has made even both of them. NIV 12 Ears that hear and eyes that see-- the LORD has made them both. WEB 13 Don't love sleep, lest you come to poverty; Open your eyes, and you shall be satisfied with bread. NIV 13 Do not love sleep or you will grow poor; stay awake and you will have food to spare. WEB 14 "It's no good, it's no good," says the buyer; But when he is gone 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. WEB 15 There is gold and abundance of rubies; But the lips of knowledge are a rare jewel. NIV 15 Gold there is, and rubies in abundance, but lips that speak knowledge are a rare jewel. WEB 16 Take the garment of one who puts up collateral for a stranger; And hold him in pledge for a wayward 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. WEB 17 Fraudulent food is sweet to a man, But afterwards his mouth is filled with gravel. NIV 17 Food gained by fraud tastes sweet to a man, but he ends up with a mouth full of gravel. WEB 18 Plans are established by advice; By wise guidance you wage war! NIV 18 Make plans by seeking advice; if you wage war, obtain guidance. WEB 19 He who goes about as a tale-bearer reveals secrets; Therefore don't keep company with him who opens wide his lips. NIV 19 A gossip betrays a confidence; so avoid a man who talks too much. WEB 20 Whoever curses his father or his mother, His lamp shall be put out in blackness of darkness. NIV 20 If a man curses his father or mother, his lamp will be snuffed out in pitch darkness. WEB 21 An inheritance quickly gained at the beginning, Won't be blessed in the end. NIV 21 An inheritance quickly gained at the beginning will not be blessed at the end. WEB 22 Don't say, "I will pay back evil." Wait for Yahweh, 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. WEB 23 Yahweh detests differing weights, And dishonest scales are not pleasing. NIV 23 The LORD detests differing weights, and dishonest scales do not please him. WEB 24 A man's steps are from Yahweh; 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? WEB 25 It is a snare to a man make a rash dedication, And later reconsider his vows. NIV 25 It is a trap for a man to dedicate something rashly and only later to consider his vows. WEB 26 A wise king winnows 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. WEB 27 The spirit of man is Yahweh's lamp, Searching all his innermost parts. NIV 27 The lamp of the LORD searches the spirit of a man; it searches out his inmost being. WEB 28 Love and faithfulness keep the king safe. His throne is sustained by love. NIV 28 Love and faithfulness keep a king safe; through love his throne is made secure. WEB 29 The glory of young men is their strength. The splendor of old men is their gray hair. NIV 29 The glory of young men is their strength, gray hair the splendor of the old. WEB 30 Wounding blows cleanse away evil, And beatings purge the innermost parts. NIV 30 Blows and wounds cleanse away evil, and beatings purge the inmost being.