Proverbs 20

MLV(i) 1 Wine is a mocker, strong drink a brawler and whoever straying by it is not wise.
2 The terror of a king is as the roaring of a lion. He who provokes him to anger sins against his own life.
3 It is an honor for a man to cease from strife, but every fool will be quarreling.
4 The sluggard will not plow because of the winter. Therefore he will beg in harvest and have nothing.
5 Purpose in the heart of man is deep water, but a man of understanding will draw it out. 6 Most men will proclaim every one his own goodness, but a faithful man who can find?
7 A righteous man who walks in his integrity, his sons after him are fortunate.
8 A king who sits on the throne of judgment scatters away all evil with his eyes.
9 Who can say, I have made my heart clean. I am pure from my sin?
10 Diverse weights and diverse measures, both of them alike are an abomination to Jehovah.
11 Even a child makes himself known by his practices, whether his work be pure and whether it is right.
12 The hearing ear and the seeing eye, Jehovah has made even both of them.
13 Love not sleep, lest you come to poverty. Open your eyes and you will be satisfied with bread.
14 It is bad, it is bad, says the buyer, but when he has gone his way, then he boasts.
15 There is gold and abundance of rubies, but the lips of knowledge are a precious jewel.
16 Take his garment because it is a surety for a stranger and hold him in pledge for foreigners.
17 Bread of falsehood is sweet to a man, but afterwards his mouth will be filled with gravel.
18 Every purpose is established by counsel and make war with wise guidance.
19 He who goes about as a gossiper reveals secrets. Therefore do not associate with he who opens his lips wide.
20 He who curses his father or his mother, his lamp will be put out in blackness of darkness.
21 An inheritance gotten hastily at the beginning will not be praised in the end.
22 Do not say, I will recompense evil. Wait for Jehovah and he will save you.
23 Diverse weights are an abomination to Jehovah and a false balance is not good.
24 A man's goings are of Jehovah, how then can man understand his way?
25 It is a snare to a man to say rashly, It is holy. And to make inquiry after vows.
26 A wise king scatters the wicked and brings the wheel over them.
27 The spirit of man is the lamp of Jehovah, searching all his innermost parts.
28 Kindness and truth preserve the king and his throne is upheld by kindness. 29 The glory of young men is their strength and the beauty of old men is the hoary head.
30 Stripes that wound cleanse away evil and strokes the innermost parts.