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Proverbs 20

YLT 1 Wine [is] a scorner -- strong drink [is] noisy, And any going astray in it is not wise. NIV 1 Wine is a mocker and beer a brawler; whoever is led astray by them is not wise. YLT 2 The fear of a king [is] a growl as of a young lion, He who is causing him to be wroth is wronging his soul. NIV 2 A king's wrath is like the roar of a lion; he who angers him forfeits his life. YLT 3 An honour to a man is cessation from strife, And every fool intermeddleth. NIV 3 It is to a man's honor to avoid strife, but every fool is quick to quarrel. YLT 4 Because of winter the slothful plougheth not, He asketh in harvest, and there is nothing. NIV 4 A sluggard does not plow in season; so at harvest time he looks but finds nothing. YLT 5 Counsel in the heart of a man [is] deep water, And a man of understanding draweth it up. NIV 5 The purposes of a man's heart are deep waters, but a man of understanding draws them out. YLT 6 A multitude of men proclaim each his kindness, And a man of stedfastness who doth find? NIV 6 Many a man claims to have unfailing love, but a faithful man who can find? YLT 7 The righteous is walking habitually in his integrity, O the happiness of his sons after him! NIV 7 The righteous man leads a blameless life; blessed are his children after him. YLT 8 A king sitting on a throne of judgment, Is scattering with his eyes all evil, NIV 8 When a king sits on his throne to judge, he winnows out all evil with his eyes. YLT 9 Who saith, `I have purified my heart, I have been cleansed from my sin?' NIV 9 Who can say, "I have kept my heart pure; I am clean and without sin"? YLT 10 A stone and a stone, an ephah and an ephah, Even both of them [are] an abomination to Jehovah. NIV 10 Differing weights and differing measures-- the LORD detests them both. YLT 11 Even by his actions a youth maketh himself known, Whether his work be pure or upright. NIV 11 Even a child is known by his actions, by whether his conduct is pure and right. YLT 12 A hearing ear, and a seeing eye, Jehovah hath made even both of them. NIV 12 Ears that hear and eyes that see-- the LORD has made them both. YLT 13 Love not sleep, lest thou become poor, Open thine eyes -- be satisfied [with] bread. NIV 13 Do not love sleep or you will grow poor; stay awake and you will have food to spare. YLT 14 `Bad, bad,' saith the buyer, And going his way then he boasteth himself. NIV 14 "It's no good, it's no good!" says the buyer; then off he goes and boasts about his purchase. YLT 15 Substance, gold, and a multitude of rubies, Yea, a precious vessel, [are] lips of knowledge. NIV 15 Gold there is, and rubies in abundance, but lips that speak knowledge are a rare jewel. YLT 16 Take his garment when a stranger hath been surety, And for strangers pledge it. 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. YLT 17 Sweet to a man [is] the bread of falsehood, And afterwards is his mouth filled [with] gravel. NIV 17 Food gained by fraud tastes sweet to a man, but he ends up with a mouth full of gravel. YLT 18 Purposes by counsel thou dost establish, And with plans make thou war. NIV 18 Make plans by seeking advice; if you wage war, obtain guidance. YLT 19 A revealer of secret counsels is the busybody, And for a deceiver [with] his lips make not thyself surety. NIV 19 A gossip betrays a confidence; so avoid a man who talks too much. YLT 20 Whoso is vilifying his father and his mother, Extinguished is his lamp in blackness of darkness. NIV 20 If a man curses his father or mother, his lamp will be snuffed out in pitch darkness. YLT 21 An inheritance gotten wrongly at first, Even its latter end is not blessed. NIV 21 An inheritance quickly gained at the beginning will not be blessed at the end. YLT 22 Do not say, `I recompense evil,' Wait for Jehovah, and He delivereth thee. NIV 22 Do not say, "I'll pay you back for this wrong!" Wait for the LORD, and he will deliver you. YLT 23 An abomination to Jehovah [are] a stone and a stone, And balances of deceit [are] not good. NIV 23 The LORD detests differing weights, and dishonest scales do not please him. YLT 24 From Jehovah [are] the steps of a man, And man -- how understandeth he his way? NIV 24 A man's steps are directed by the LORD. How then can anyone understand his own way? YLT 25 A snare to a man [is] he hath swallowed a holy thing, 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. YLT 26 A wise king is scattering the wicked, And turneth back on them the wheel. NIV 26 A wise king winnows out the wicked; he drives the threshing wheel over them. YLT 27 The breath of man [is] a lamp of Jehovah, Searching all the inner parts of the heart. NIV 27 The lamp of the LORD searches the spirit of a man; it searches out his inmost being. YLT 28 Kindness and truth keep a king, And he hath supported by kindness his throne. NIV 28 Love and faithfulness keep a king safe; through love his throne is made secure. YLT 29 The beauty of young men is their strength, And the honour of old men is grey hairs. NIV 29 The glory of young men is their strength, gray hair the splendor of the old. YLT 30 The bandages of a wound thou removest with the evil, Also the plagues of the inner parts of the heart! NIV 30 Blows and wounds cleanse away evil, and beatings purge the inmost being.