“It’s no good, it’s no good!” says the buyer— then goes off and boasts about the purchase.
Gold there is, and rubies in abundance, but lips that speak knowledge are a rare jewel.
Take the garment of one who puts up security for a stranger; hold it in pledge if it is done for an outsider.
References for Proverbs 20:16
Food gained by fraud tastes sweet, but one ends up with a mouth full of gravel.
References for Proverbs 20:17
Plans are established by seeking advice; so if you wage war, obtain guidance.
References for Proverbs 20:18
A gossip betrays a confidence; so avoid anyone who talks too much.
References for Proverbs 20:19
If someone curses their father or mother, their lamp will be snuffed out in pitch darkness.
References for Proverbs 20:20
An inheritance claimed too soon will not be blessed at the end.
Do not say, “I’ll pay you back for this wrong!” Wait for the LORD, and he will avenge you.
References for Proverbs 20:22
The LORD detests differing weights, and dishonest scales do not please him.
References for Proverbs 20:23
A person’s steps are directed by the LORD. How then can anyone understand their own way?
References for Proverbs 20:24