Proverbs Chapter 20 World English Bible

Proverbs 20:1

Wine is a mocker, and beer is a brawler; Whoever is led astray by them is not wise.

Proverbs 20:2

The terror of a king is like the roaring of a lion: He who provokes him to anger forfeits his own life.

Proverbs 20:3

It is an honor for a man to keep aloof from strife; But every fool will be quarreling.

Proverbs 20:4

The sluggard will not plow by reason of the winter; Therefore he shall beg in harvest, and have nothing.

Proverbs 20:5

Counsel in the heart of man is like deep water; But a man of understanding will draw it out.

Proverbs 20:6

Many men claim to be men of unfailing love, But who can find a faithful man?

Proverbs 20:7

A righteous man walks in integrity. Blessed are his children after him.

Proverbs 20:8

A king who sits on the throne of judgment Scatters away all evil with his eyes.

Proverbs 20:9

Who can say, "I have made my heart pure. I am clean and without sin?"

Proverbs 20:10

Differing weights and differing measures, Both of them alike are an abomination to Yahweh.

Proverbs 20:11

Even a child makes himself known by his doings, Whether his work is pure, and whether it is right.

Proverbs 20:12

The hearing ear, and the seeing eye, Yahweh has made even both of them.

Proverbs 20:13

Don't love sleep, lest you come to poverty; Open your eyes, and you shall be satisfied with bread.

Proverbs 20:14

"It's no good, it's no good," says the buyer; But when he is gone his way, then he boasts.

Proverbs 20:15

There is gold and abundance of rubies; But the lips of knowledge are a rare jewel.

Proverbs 20:16

Take the garment of one who puts up collateral for a stranger; And hold him in pledge for a wayward woman.

Proverbs 20:17

Fraudulent food is sweet to a man, But afterwards his mouth is filled with gravel.

Proverbs 20:18

Plans are established by advice; By wise guidance you wage war!

Proverbs 20:19

He who goes about as a tale-bearer reveals secrets; Therefore don't keep company with him who opens wide his lips.

Proverbs 20:20

Whoever curses his father or his mother, His lamp shall be put out in blackness of darkness.

Proverbs 20:21

An inheritance quickly gained at the beginning, Won't be blessed in the end.

Proverbs 20:22

Don't say, "I will pay back evil." Wait for Yahweh, and he will save you.

Proverbs 20:23

Yahweh detests differing weights, And dishonest scales are not pleasing.

Proverbs 20:24

A man's steps are from Yahweh; How then can man understand his way?

Proverbs 20:25

It is a snare to a man to make a rash dedication, Then later to consider his vows.

Proverbs 20:26

A wise king winnows out the wicked, And drives the threshing wheel over them.

Proverbs 20:27

The spirit of man is Yahweh's lamp, Searching all his innermost parts.

Proverbs 20:28

Love and faithfulness keep the king safe. His throne is sustained by love.

Proverbs 20:29

The glory of young men is their strength. The splendor of old men is their gray hair.

Proverbs 20:30

Wounding blows cleanse away evil, And beatings purge the innermost parts.