Proverbs 20:1 ←
Wine makes men foolish, and strong drink makes men come to blows; and whoever comes into error through these is not wise.
Proverbs 20:2 ←
The wrath of a king is like the loud cry of a lion: he who makes him angry does wrong against himself.
Proverbs 20:3 ←
It is an honour for a man to keep from fighting, but the foolish are ever at war.
Proverbs 20:4 ←
The hater of work will not do his ploughing because of the winter; so at the time of grain-cutting he will be requesting food and will get nothing.
Proverbs 20:5 ←
The purpose in the heart of a man is like deep water, but a man of good sense will get it out.
Proverbs 20:6 ←
Most men make no secret of their kind acts: but where is a man of good faith to be seen?
Proverbs 20:7 ←
An upright man goes on in his righteousness: happy are his children after him!
Proverbs 20:8 ←
A king on the seat of judging puts to flight all evil with his eyes.
Proverbs 20:9 ←
Who is able to say, I have made my heart clean, I am free from my sin?
Proverbs 20:10 ←
Unequal weights and unequal measures, they are all disgusting to the Lord.
Proverbs 20:11 ←
Even a child may be judged by his doings, if his work is free from sin and if it is right.
Proverbs 20:12 ←
The hearing ear and the seeing eye are equally the Lord's work.
Proverbs 20:13 ←
Do not be a lover of sleep, or you will become poor: keep your eyes open, and you will have bread enough.
Proverbs 20:14 ←
A poor thing, a poor thing, says he who is giving money for goods: but when he has gone on his way, then he makes clear his pride in what he has got.
Proverbs 20:15 ←
There is gold and a store of corals: but the lips of knowledge are a jewel of great price.
Proverbs 20:16 ←
Take a man's clothing if he makes himself responsible for a strange man, and get an undertaking from him who gives his word for strange men.
Proverbs 20:17 ←
Bread of deceit is sweet to a man; but after, his mouth will be full of sand.
Proverbs 20:18 ←
Every purpose is put into effect by wise help: and by wise guiding make war.
Proverbs 20:19 ←
He who goes about talking of the business of others gives away secrets: so have nothing to do with him whose lips are open wide.
Proverbs 20:20 ←
If anyone puts a curse on his father or his mother, his light will be put out in the blackest night.
Proverbs 20:21 ←
A heritage may be got quickly at first, but the end of it will not be a blessing.
Proverbs 20:22 ←
Do not say, I will give punishment for evil: go on waiting for the Lord, and he will be your saviour.
Proverbs 20:23 ←
Unequal weights are disgusting to the Lord, and false scales are not good.
Proverbs 20:24 ←
A man's steps are of the Lord; how then may a man have knowledge of his way?
Proverbs 20:25 ←
It is a danger to a man to say without thought, It is holy, and, after taking his oaths, to be questioning if it is necessary to keep them.
Proverbs 20:26 ←
A wise king puts evil-doers to flight, and makes their evil-doing come back on them.
Proverbs 20:27 ←
The Lord keeps watch over the spirit of man, searching all the deepest parts of the body.
Proverbs 20:28 ←
Mercy and good faith keep the king safe, and the seat of his power is based on upright acts.
Proverbs 20:29 ←
The glory of young men is their strength, and the honour of old men is their grey hairs.
Proverbs 20:30 ←
By the wounds of the rod evil is taken away, and blows make clean the deepest parts of the body.