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Proverbs 20

NIV 1 Wine is a mocker and beer a brawler; whoever is led 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. NIV 2 A king’s wrath strikes terror like the roar of a lion; those who anger him forfeit their lives. NIV 2 A king’s wrath strikes terror like the roar of a lion; those who anger him forfeit their lives. NIV 3 It is to one’s honor to avoid strife, but every fool is quick to quarrel. NIV 3 It is to one’s honor to avoid strife, but every fool is quick to quarrel. NIV 4 Sluggards do not plow in season; so at harvest time they look but find nothing. NIV 4 Sluggards do not plow in season; so at harvest time they look but find nothing. NIV 5 The purposes of a person’s heart are deep waters, but one who has insight draws them out. NIV 5 The purposes of a person’s heart are deep waters, but one who has insight draws them out. NIV 6 Many claim to have unfailing love, but a faithful person who can find? NIV 6 Many claim to have unfailing love, but a faithful person who can find? NIV 7 The righteous lead blameless lives; blessed are their children after them. NIV 7 The righteous lead blameless lives; blessed are their children after them. NIV 8 When a king sits on his throne to judge, he winnows out all evil with his eyes. NIV 8 When a king sits on his throne to judge, he winnows out all evil with his eyes. NIV 9 Who can say, “I have kept 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”? NIV 10 Differing weights and differing measures— the LORD detests them both. NIV 10 Differing weights and differing measures— the LORD detests them both. NIV 11 Even small children are known by their actions, so is their conduct really pure and upright? NIV 11 Even small children are known by their actions, so is their conduct really pure and upright? NIV 12 Ears that hear and eyes that see— the LORD has made them both. NIV 12 Ears that hear and eyes that see— the LORD has made them both. NIV 13 Do not love sleep or you will grow poor; stay awake and you will have food to spare. NIV 13 Do not love sleep or you will grow poor; stay awake and you will have food to spare. NIV 14 “It’s no good, it’s no good!” says the buyer— then goes off and boasts about the purchase. NIV 14 “It’s no good, it’s no good!” says the buyer— then goes off and boasts about the purchase. NIV 15 Gold there is, and rubies in abundance, but lips that speak knowledge are a rare jewel. NIV 15 Gold there is, and rubies in abundance, but lips that speak knowledge are a rare jewel. 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. 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. NIV 17 Food gained by fraud tastes sweet, but one ends up with a mouth full of gravel. NIV 17 Food gained by fraud tastes sweet, but one ends up with a mouth full of gravel. NIV 18 Plans are established by seeking advice; so if you wage war, obtain guidance. NIV 18 Plans are established by seeking advice; so if you wage war, obtain guidance. NIV 19 A gossip betrays a confidence; so avoid anyone who talks too much. NIV 19 A gossip betrays a confidence; so avoid anyone who talks too much. NIV 20 If someone curses their father or mother, their lamp will be snuffed out in pitch darkness. NIV 20 If someone curses their father or mother, their lamp will be snuffed out in pitch darkness. NIV 21 An inheritance claimed too soon will not be blessed at the end. NIV 21 An inheritance claimed too soon will not be blessed at the end. NIV 22 Do not say, “I’ll pay you back for this wrong!” Wait for the LORD, and he will avenge you. NIV 22 Do not say, “I’ll pay you back for this wrong!” Wait for the LORD, and he will avenge you. NIV 23 The LORD detests differing weights, and dishonest scales do not please him. NIV 23 The LORD detests differing weights, and dishonest scales do not please him. NIV 24 A person’s steps are directed by the LORD. How then can anyone understand their own way? NIV 24 A person’s steps are directed by the LORD. How then can anyone understand their own way? NIV 25 It is a trap to dedicate something rashly and only later to consider one’s vows. NIV 25 It is a trap to dedicate something rashly and only later to consider one’s vows. NIV 26 A wise king winnows out the wicked; he drives the threshing wheel over them. NIV 26 A wise king winnows out the wicked; he drives the threshing wheel over them. NIV 27 The human spirit is the lamp of the LORDthat sheds light on one’s inmost being. NIV 27 The human spirit is the lamp of the LORDthat sheds light on one’s inmost being. NIV 28 Love and faithfulness keep a king safe; through love his throne is made secure. NIV 28 Love and faithfulness keep a king safe; through love his throne is made secure. NIV 29 The glory of young men is their strength, gray hair the splendor of the old. NIV 29 The glory of young men is their strength, gray hair the splendor of the old. NIV 30 Blows and wounds scrub away evil, and beatings purge the inmost being. NIV 30 Blows and wounds scrub away evil, and beatings purge the inmost being.

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