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Proverbs 20

LXX 1 Wine is an intemperate thing, and strong drink full of violence: but every fool is entangled with them. NIV 1 Wine is a mocker and beer a brawler; whoever is led astray by them is not wise. LXX 2 The threat of a king differs not from the rage of a lion; and he that provokes him sins against his own soul. NIV 2 A king’s wrath strikes terror like the roar of a lion; those who anger him forfeit their lives. LXX 3 a glory to a man to turn aside from railing; but every fool is entangled with such matters. NIV 3 It is to one’s honor to avoid strife, but every fool is quick to quarrel. LXX 4 A sluggard when reproached is not ashamed: so also he who borrows corn in harvest. NIV 4 Sluggards do not plow in season; so at harvest time they look but find nothing. LXX 5 Counsel in a man's heart is deep water; but a prudent man will draw it out. NIV 5 The purposes of a person’s heart are deep waters, but one who has insight draws them out. LXX 6 A man is valuable, and a merciful man precious: but hard to find a faithful man. NIV 6 Many claim to have unfailing love, but a faithful person who can find? LXX 7 He that walks blameless in justice, shall leave his children blessed. NIV 7 The righteous lead blameless lives; blessed are their children after them. LXX 8 Whenever a righteous king sits on the throne, no evil thing can stand before his presence. NIV 8 When a king sits on his throne to judge, he winnows out all evil with his eyes. LXX 9 Who will boast that he has a pure heart? or who will boldly say that he is pure from sins? NIV 9 Who can say, “I have kept my heart pure; I am clean and without sin”? LXX 10 A large and small weight, and divers measures, are even both of them unclean before the Lord; and he that makes them. NIV 10 Differing weights and differing measures— the LORD detests them both. LXX 11 A youth with a godly man, will be restrained in his devices, and his way will be straight. NIV 11 Even small children are known by their actions, so is their conduct really pure and upright? LXX 12 The ear hears, and the eye sees: even both of them are the Lord's work. NIV 12 Ears that hear and eyes that see— the LORD has made them both. LXX 13 Love not to speak ill, lest thou be cut off: open thine eyes, and be filled with bread. NIV 13 Do not love sleep or you will grow poor; stay awake and you will have food to spare. LXX 14 NIV 14 “It’s no good, it’s no good!” says the buyer— then goes off and boasts about the purchase. LXX 15 NIV 15 Gold there is, and rubies in abundance, but lips that speak knowledge are a rare jewel. LXX 16 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. LXX 17 NIV 17 Food gained by fraud tastes sweet, but one ends up with a mouth full of gravel. LXX 18 NIV 18 Plans are established by seeking advice; so if you wage war, obtain guidance. LXX 19 NIV 19 A gossip betrays a confidence; so avoid anyone who talks too much. LXX 20 The lamp of him that reviles father or mother shall be put out, and his eyeballs shall see darkness. NIV 20 If someone curses their father or mother, their lamp will be snuffed out in pitch darkness. LXX 21 A portion hastily gotten at first shall not be blessed in the end. NIV 21 An inheritance claimed too soon will not be blessed at the end. LXX 22 Say not, I will avenge myself on my enemy; but wait on the Lord, that he may help thee. NIV 22 Do not say, “I’ll pay you back for this wrong!” Wait for the LORD, and he will avenge you. LXX 23 A double weight is an abomination to the Lord; and a deceitful balance is not good in his sight. NIV 23 The LORD detests differing weights, and dishonest scales do not please him. LXX 24 A man's goings are directed of the Lord: how then can a mortal understand his ways? NIV 24 A person’s steps are directed by the LORD. How then can anyone understand their own way? LXX 25 It is a snare to a man hastily to consecrate some of his own property: for repentance comes after vowing. NIV 25 It is a trap to dedicate something rashly and only later to consider one’s vows. LXX 26 A wise king utterly crushes the ungodly, and will bring a wheel upon them. NIV 26 A wise king winnows out the wicked; he drives the threshing wheel over them. LXX 27 The spirit of man is a light of the Lord, who searches the inmost parts of the belly. NIV 27 The human spirit is the lamp of the LORD that sheds light on one’s inmost being. LXX 28 Mercy and truth are a guard to a king, and will surround his throne with righteousness. NIV 28 Love and faithfulness keep a king safe; through love his throne is made secure. LXX 29 Wisdom is an ornament to young men; and grey are the glory of old men. NIV 29 The glory of young men is their strength, gray hair the splendor of the old. LXX 30 Bruises and contusions befall bad men; and plagues in the inward parts of belly. NIV 30 Blows and wounds scrub away evil, and beatings purge the inmost being.

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