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C. Admonitions and teachings 20:1—24:34
Prov. 20 :1 20:1 aWine is a mocker, strong drink a brawler;
And whoever errs by it does not become wise.
Prov. 20 :2 20:2 The terror of a king is like the roaring of a lion;
He who provokes him to anger sins against his own life.
Prov. 20 :3 20:3 It is an honor for a man to keep away from strife,
But every fool rushes headlong into it.
Prov. 20 :4 20:4 The asluggard will not plow because of winter;
Therefore he will beg in harvest and have nothing.
Prov. 20 :5 20:5 Counsel in the heart of man is like deep water,
But a man of understanding will draw it out.
Prov. 20 :6 20:6 Many a man will proclaim his own kindness,
But who can find a faithful man?
Prov. 20 :7 20:7 A righteous man who walks in his integrity,
Blessed are his children after him.
Prov. 20 :8 20:8 A king who sits on the throne of judgment
Scatters away all evil with his eyes.
Prov. 20 :9 20:9 Who can say, I have made my heart clean;
I am pure from my sin?
Prov. 20 :10 20:10 aDiffering weights and differing measures,
Both of them are an abomination to Jehovah.
Prov. 20 :11 20:11 Even a child makes himself known by his deeds,
Whether his work is pure and whether it is upright.
Prov. 20 :12 20:12 The hearing aear and the seeing eye —
Jehovah has made both of them.
Prov. 20 :13 20:13 Do not love asleep, or else you will come to poverty;
Open your eyes, and be satisfied with bread.
Prov. 20 :14 20:14 It is bad, it is bad, says the buyer;
But when he has gone away, then he boasts in his purchase.
Prov. 20 :15 20:15 There is gold and an abundance of corals,
But the lips of knowledge are a precious jewel.
Prov. 20 :16 20:16 aTake his garment when he becomes surety for a stranger,
And hold the pledge when he becomes surety for foreigners.
Prov. 20 :17 20:17 The bread of falsehood is sweet to a man,
But afterward his mouth will be filled with gravel.
Prov. 20 :18 20:18 Every plan is established by counsel,
And by sound counsel make war.
Prov. 20 :19 20:19 aHe who goes about as a gossip reveals secrets;
Therefore do not associate with one who opens his lips wide.
Prov. 20 :20 20:20 Whoever acurses his father or his mother,
His lamp will go out in deep darkness.
Prov. 20 :21 20:21 An inheritance gained hurriedly at the beginning
Will not be blessed in the end.
Prov. 20 :22 20:22 Do anot say, I will recompense evil;
Wait for Jehovah, and He will save you.
Prov. 20 :23 20:23 aDiffering weights are an abomination to Jehovah,
And false scales are not good.
Prov. 20 :24 20:24 A man’s asteps are ordered by Jehovah;
How then can man understand his own way?
Prov. 20 :25 20:25 It is a snare to a man to rashly say, It is holy,
And after making the vows to begin consider.
Prov. 20 :26 20:26 A wise king winnows the wicked
And drives the threshing wheel over them.
Prov. 20 :27 20:27 The 1aspirit of man is the 2lamp of Jehovah,
Searching all the innermost parts of the inner being.
Prov. 20 :28 20:28 Lovingkindness and truth preserve the king,
And his throne is upheld by kindness.
Prov. 20 :29 20:29 The glory of young men is their strength,
And the honor of old men is gray hair.
Prov. 20 :30 20:30 Stripes that wound purge away evil,
And strokes reach the innermost parts of the inner being.
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