Parallel Bible results for Proverbs 20:19-29

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Proverbs 20:19-29

ESV 19 Whoever goes about slandering reveals secrets; therefore do not associate with a simple babbler. NIV 19 A gossip betrays a confidence; so avoid anyone who talks too much. ESV 20 If one curses his father or his mother, his lamp will be put out in utter darkness. NIV 20 If someone curses their father or mother, their lamp will be snuffed out in pitch darkness. ESV 21 An inheritance gained hastily in the beginning will not be blessed in the end. NIV 21 An inheritance claimed too soon will not be blessed at the end. ESV 22 Do not say, "I will repay evil"; wait for the LORD, and he will deliver you. NIV 22 Do not say, “I’ll pay you back for this wrong!” Wait for the LORD, and he will avenge you. ESV 23 Unequal weights are an abomination to the LORD, and false scales are not good. NIV 23 The LORD detests differing weights, and dishonest scales do not please him. ESV 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? ESV 25 It is a snare to say rashly, "It is holy," and to reflect only after making vows. NIV 25 It is a trap to dedicate something rashly and only later to consider one’s vows. ESV 26 A wise king winnows the wicked and drives the wheel over them. NIV 26 A wise king winnows out the wicked; he drives the threshing wheel over them. ESV 27 The spirit of man is the lamp of the LORD, searching all his innermost parts. NIV 27 The human spirit is the lamp of the LORDthat sheds light on one’s inmost being. ESV 28 Steadfast love and faithfulness preserve the king, and by steadfast love his throne is upheld. NIV 28 Love and faithfulness keep a king safe; through love his throne is made secure. ESV 29 The glory of young men is their strength, but 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.

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