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Proverbs 20

HNV 1 Wine is a mocker, and beer is a brawler; Whoever is let 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. HNV 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 strikes terror like the roar of a lion; those who anger him forfeit their lives. HNV 3 It is an honor for a man to keep aloof from strife; But every fool will be quarreling. NIV 3 It is to one’s honor to avoid strife, but every fool is quick to quarrel. HNV 4 The sluggard will not plow by reason of the winter; Therefore he shall beg in harvest, and have nothing. NIV 4 Sluggards do not plow in season; so at harvest time they look but find nothing. HNV 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 person’s heart are deep waters, but one who has insight draws them out. HNV 6 Many men claim to be men of unfailing love, But who can find a faithful man? NIV 6 Many claim to have unfailing love, but a faithful person who can find? HNV 7 A righteous man who walks in his integrity, Blessed are his children after him. NIV 7 The righteous lead blameless lives; blessed are their children after them. HNV 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. HNV 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”? HNV 10 Differing weights and differing measures, Both of them alike are an abomination to the LORD. NIV 10 Differing weights and differing measures— the LORD detests them both. HNV 11 Even a child makes himself known by his doings, Whether his work is pure, and whether it is right. NIV 11 Even small children are known by their actions, so is their conduct really pure and upright? HNV 12 The hearing ear, and the seeing eye, The LORD has made even both of them. NIV 12 Ears that hear and eyes that see— the LORD has made them both. HNV 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. HNV 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 goes off and boasts about the purchase. HNV 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. HNV 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 it is done for an outsider. HNV 17 Fraudulent food is sweet to a man, But afterwards his mouth is filled with gravel. NIV 17 Food gained by fraud tastes sweet, but one ends up with a mouth full of gravel. HNV 18 Plans are established by advice; By wise guidance you wage war! NIV 18 Plans are established by seeking advice; so if you wage war, obtain guidance. HNV 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 anyone who talks too much. HNV 20 Whoever curses his father or his mother, His lamp shall be put out in blackness of darkness. NIV 20 If someone curses their father or mother, their lamp will be snuffed out in pitch darkness. HNV 21 An inheritance quickly gained at the beginning, Won't be blessed in the end. NIV 21 An inheritance claimed too soon will not be blessed at the end. HNV 22 Don't say, "I will pay back evil." Wait for the LORD, 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 avenge you. HNV 23 The LORD detests differing weights, And dishonest scales are not pleasing. NIV 23 The LORD detests differing weights, and dishonest scales do not please him. HNV 24 A man's steps are from the LORD; How then can man understand his way? NIV 24 A person’s steps are directed by the LORD. How then can anyone understand their own way? HNV 25 It is a snare to a man make a rash dedication, And later reconsider his vows. NIV 25 It is a trap to dedicate something rashly and only later to consider one’s vows. HNV 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. HNV 27 The spirit of man is the LORD's lamp, Searching all his innermost parts. NIV 27 The human spirit is the lamp of the LORDthat sheds light on one’s inmost being. HNV 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. HNV 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. HNV 30 Wounding blows cleanse away evil, And beatings purge the innermost parts. NIV 30 Blows and wounds scrub away evil, and beatings purge the inmost being.

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