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Proverbs Chapter 20 Young's Literal Translation

Proverbs 20:1

Wine `is' a scorner -- strong drink `is' noisy, And any going astray in it is not wise.

Proverbs 20:2

The fear of a king `is' a growl as of a young lion, He who is causing him to be wroth is wronging his soul.

Proverbs 20:3

An honour to a man is cessation from strife, And every fool intermeddleth.

Proverbs 20:4

Because of winter the slothful plougheth not, He asketh in harvest, and there is nothing.

Proverbs 20:5

Counsel in the heart of a man `is' deep water, And a man of understanding draweth it up.

Proverbs 20:6

A multitude of men proclaim each his kindness, And a man of stedfastness who doth find?

Proverbs 20:7

The righteous is walking habitually in his integrity, O the happiness of his sons after him!

Proverbs 20:8

A king sitting on a throne of judgment, Is scattering with his eyes all evil,

Proverbs 20:9

Who saith, `I have purified my heart, I have been cleansed from my sin?'

Proverbs 20:10

A stone and a stone, an ephah and an ephah, Even both of them `are' an abomination to Jehovah.

Proverbs 20:11

Even by his actions a youth maketh himself known, Whether his work be pure or upright.

Proverbs 20:12

A hearing ear, and a seeing eye, Jehovah hath made even both of them.

Proverbs 20:13

Love not sleep, lest thou become poor, Open thine eyes -- be satisfied `with' bread.

Proverbs 20:14

`Bad, bad,' saith the buyer, And going his way then he boasteth himself.

Proverbs 20:15

Substance, gold, and a multitude of rubies, Yea, a precious vessel, `are' lips of knowledge.

Proverbs 20:16

Take his garment when a stranger hath been surety, And for strangers pledge it.

Proverbs 20:17

Sweet to a man `is' the bread of falsehood, And afterwards is his mouth filled `with' gravel.

Proverbs 20:18

Purposes by counsel thou dost establish, And with plans make thou war.

Proverbs 20:19

A revealer of secret counsels is the busybody, And for a deceiver `with' his lips make not thyself surety.

Proverbs 20:20

Whoso is vilifying his father and his mother, Extinguished is his lamp in blackness of darkness.

Proverbs 20:21

An inheritance gotten wrongly at first, Even its latter end is not blessed.

Proverbs 20:22

Do not say, `I recompense evil,' Wait for Jehovah, and He delivereth thee.

Proverbs 20:23

An abomination to Jehovah `are' a stone and a stone, And balances of deceit `are' not good.

Proverbs 20:24

From Jehovah `are' the steps of a man, And man -- how understandeth he his way?

Proverbs 20:25

A snare to a man `is' he hath swallowed a holy thing, And after vows to make inquiry.

Proverbs 20:26

A wise king is scattering the wicked, And turneth back on them the wheel.

Proverbs 20:27

The breath of man `is' a lamp of Jehovah, Searching all the inner parts of the heart.

Proverbs 20:28

Kindness and truth keep a king, And he hath supported by kindness his throne.

Proverbs 20:29

The beauty of young men is their strength, And the honour of old men is grey hairs.

Proverbs 20:30

The bandages of a wound thou removest with the evil, Also the plagues of the inner parts of the heart!