Proverbs 19

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The Proverbs

Chapter 20

1

Wine [is] a mocker,5 strong drink [is] raging:6 and whosoever is deceived6 thereby is not wise.4

2

The fear of a king [is] as the roaring of a lion: [whoso] provoketh him to anger102 sinneth6 [against] his own soul.

3

[It is] an honour for a man to cease from strife: but every fool will be meddling.101

4

The sluggard will not plow4 by reason of the cold; [therefore] shall he beg1 7592 4 in harvest, and [have] nothing.

5

Counsel in the heart of man [is like] deep water; but a man of understanding will draw it out.4

6

Most men will proclaim4 every one his own goodness: but a faithful man who can find?4

7

The just [man] walketh102 in his integrity: his children [are] blessed after him.

8

A king that sitteth6 in the throne of judgment scattereth away18 all evil with his eyes.

9

Who can say,4 I have made my heart clean,14 I am pure1 from my sin?

10

Divers weights, 68 [and] divers measures, 374 both of them [are] alike abomination to the LORD.

11

Even a child is known101 by his doings, whether his work [be] pure, and whether [it be] right.

12

The hearing6 ear, and the seeing6 eye, the LORD hath made1 even both of them.

13

Love4 not sleep, lest thou come to poverty;11 open3 thine eyes, [and] thou shalt be satisfied3 with bread.

14

[It is] naught, [it is] naught, saith4 the buyer:6 but when he is gone5 his way, then he boasteth.101

15

There is gold, and a multitude of rubies: but the lips of knowledge [are] a precious jewel.

16

Take3 his garment that is surety1 [for] a stranger:5 and take a pledge3 of him for a strange woman.

17

Bread of deceit [is] sweet to a man; but afterwards his mouth shall be filled11 with gravel.

18

[Every] purpose is established11 by counsel: and with good advice make3 war.

19

He that goeth about6 [as] a talebearer revealeth6 secrets: therefore meddle101 not with him that flattereth6 with his lips.

20

Whoso curseth18 his father or his mother, his lamp shall be put out4 in obscure 380 darkness.

21

An inheritance [may be] gotten hastily30 973 30 at the beginning; but the end thereof shall not be blessed.29

22

Say4 not thou, I will recompense17 evil; [but] wait16 on the LORD, and he shall save55 thee.

23

Divers weights 68 [are] an abomination unto the LORD; and a false balance [is] not good.

24

Man's goings [are] of the LORD; how can a man then understand4 his own way?

25

[It is] a snare to the man [who] devoureth1 [that which is] holy, and after vows to make enquiry.15

26

A wise king scattereth18 the wicked, and bringeth55 the wheel over them.

27

The spirit of man [is] the candle of the LORD, searching6 all the inward parts of the belly.

28

Mercy and truth preserve4 the king: and his throne is upholden1 by mercy.

29

The glory of young men [is] their strength: and the beauty of old men [is] the gray head.

30

The blueness of a wound cleanseth away evil: so [do] stripes the inward parts of the belly.

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