Proverbs 20:1-9

1 Wine is a mocker; beer a carouser. Those it leads astray won't become wise.
2 A king is as terrifying as a lion's growl. Those who anger him may lose their life.
3 It is honorable to back off from a fight, but fools jump right in.
4 The lazy don't plow during winter; at harvest they look but find nothing.
5 Advice comes from the deep waters of the heart; those with understanding can draw it out.
6 Many people will say that they are loyal, but who can find a reliable person?
7 The righteous live with integrity; happy are their children who come after them.
8 A king who sits on his judgment throne sifts out all evil with his eyes.
9 Who can say, "I'm innocent to the core; I'm cleansed from my sin"?