Proverbs 20

  1 H3196 Wine H3887 is a mocker [H8801]   H7941 , strong drink H1993 is raging [H8802]   H7686 : and whosoever is deceived [H8802]   H2449 thereby is not wise [H8799]  .
  2 H367 The fear H4428 of a king H5099 is as the roaring H3715 of a lion H5674 : whoso provoketh him to anger [H8693]   H2398 sinneth [H8802]   H5315 against his own soul.
  3 H3519 It is an honour H376 for a man H7674 to cease H7379 from strife H191 : but every fool H1566 will be meddling [H8691]  .
  4 H6102 The sluggard H2790 will not plow [H8799]   H2779 by reason of the cold H7592 ; therefore shall he beg [H8804]   [H8675]   H7592   [H8799]   H7105 in harvest, and have nothing.
  5 H6098 Counsel H3820 in the heart H376 of man H6013 is like deep H4325 water H376 ; but a man H8394 of understanding H1802 will draw it out [H8799]  .
  6 H7230 Most H120 men H7121 will proclaim [H8799]   H376 every one H2617 his own goodness H529 : but a faithful H376 man H4672 who can find [H8799]  ?
  7 H6662 The just H1980 man walketh [H8693]   H8537 in his integrity H1121 : his children H835 are blessed H310 after him.
  8 H4428 A king H3427 that sitteth in [H8802]   H3678 the throne H1779 of judgment H2219 scattereth away [H8764]   H7451 all evil H5869 with his eyes.
  9 H559 Who can say [H8799]   H3820 , I have made my heart H2135 clean [H8765]   H2891 , I am pure [H8804]   H2403 from my sin?
  10 H68 Divers weights H68   H374 , and divers measures H374   H8147 , both H1571 of them are alike H8441 abomination H3068 to the LORD.
  11 H5288 Even a child H5234 is known [H8691]   H4611 by his doings H6467 , whether his work H2134 be pure H3477 , and whether it be right.
  12 H8085 The hearing [H8802]   H241 ear H7200 , and the seeing [H8802]   H5869 eye H3068 , the LORD H6213 hath made [H8804]   H8147 even both of them.
  13 H157 Love [H8799]   H8142 not sleep H3423 , lest thou come to poverty [H8735]   H6491 ; open [H8798]   H5869 thine eyes H7646 , and thou shalt be satisfied [H8798]   H3899 with bread.
  14 H7451 It is naught H7451 , it is naught H559 , saith [H8799]   H7069 the buyer [H8802]   H235 : but when he is gone [H8801]   H1984 his way, then he boasteth [H8691]  .
  15 H3426 There is H2091 gold H7230 , and a multitude H6443 of rubies H8193 : but the lips H1847 of knowledge H3366 are a precious H3627 jewel.
  16 H3947 Take [H8798]   H899 his garment H6148 that is surety [H8804]   H2114 for a stranger [H8801]   H2254 : and take a pledge [H8798]   H5237 of him for a strange woman.
  17 H3899 Bread H8267 of deceit H6156 is sweet H376 to a man H310 ; but afterwards H6310 his mouth H4390 shall be filled [H8735]   H2687 with gravel.
  18 H4284 Every purpose H3559 is established [H8735]   H6098 by counsel H8458 : and with good advice H6213 make [H8798]   H4421 war.
  19 H1980 He that goeth about [H8802]   H7400 as a talebearer H1540 revealeth [H8802]   H5475 secrets H6148 : therefore meddle [H8691]   H6601 not with him that flattereth [H8802]   H8193 with his lips.
  20 H7043 Whoso curseth [H8764]   H1 his father H517 or his mother H5216 , his lamp H1846 shall be put out [H8799]   H380 in obscure [H8676]   H380   H2822 darkness.
  21 H5159 An inheritance H926 may be gotten hastily [H8794]   [H8675]   H973   [H8794]   H7223 at the beginning H319 ; but the end H1288 thereof shall not be blessed [H8792]  .
  22 H559 Say [H8799]   H7999 not thou, I will recompense [H8762]   H7451 evil H6960 ; but wait on [H8761]   H3068 the LORD H3467 , and he shall save [H8686]   thee.
  23 H68 Divers weights H68   H8441 are an abomination H3068 unto the LORD H4820 ; and a false H3976 balance H2896 is not good.
  24 H1397 Man's H4703 goings H3068 are of the LORD H120 ; how can a man H995 then understand [H8799]   H1870 his own way?
  25 H4170 It is a snare H120 to the man H3216 who devoureth [H8804]   H6944 that which is holy H310 , and after H5088 vows H1239 to make enquiry [H8763]  .
  26 H2450 A wise H4428 king H2219 scattereth [H8764]   H7563 the wicked H7725 , and bringeth [H8686]   H212 the wheel over them.
  27 H5397 The spirit H120 of man H5216 is the candle H3068 of the LORD H2664 , searching [H8802]   H2315 all the inward parts H990 of the belly.
  28 H2617 Mercy H571 and truth H5341 preserve [H8799]   H4428 the king H3678 : and his throne H5582 is upholden [H8804]   H2617 by mercy.
  29 H8597 The glory H970 of young men H3581 is their strength H1926 : and the beauty H2205 of old men H7872 is the gray head.
  30 H2250 The blueness H6482 of a wound H8562 cleanseth H7451 away evil H4347 : so do stripes H2315 the inward parts H990 of the belly.