Proverbs 20
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Wine Is a Mocker

1Wine is mocking, strong drink is noisy: and every one going astray by it will not be wise.

2The terror of the king growling as the young lion: he overflowing against him sinned against his soul.

3Honor to a man ceasing from strife: and every foolish one will be irritated.

4The slothful one reproaching will not work: he shall ask in harvest, and nothing.

5Deep waters are counsel in the heart of man; and a man of understanding will draw it out.

6The multitude of man will call each his mercy: and a man of faithfulness who shall find?

7The just one going about in his integrity: his sons happy after him.

8The king shall sit upon the throne of judgment scattering with his eyes all evil.

9Who shall say, I cleansed my heart; I was pure from my sin?

10A stone and stone, an ephah and ephah, an abomination of Jehovah, also they two.

11Also a youth shall be known by his doings, if pure and straight his work.

12The hearing ear and the seeing eye, Jehovah made, also them two.

13Thou shalt not love sleep lest thou shalt be dispossessed: open wide thine eyes, being filled with bread.

14Evil, evil, he buying will say: and departing to him, and then he will boast.

15There is gold and a multitude of pearls: and a precious vessel the lips of knowledge.

16Take his garment that became surety for a stranger: and bind him by a pledge for strange women.

17Bread of falsehood is sweet to a man; and afterward his mouth shall be filled with gravel.

18The purpose shall be prepared by counsel, and with guidance make war.

19He revealing a secret going about tale-bearing: and thou shalt not intermingle with him embracing his lips.

20He cursing his father and his mother, his lamp shall go out in the midst of darkness.

21An inheritance greedily gotten in the beginning; and its latter state shall not be.

22Thou shalt not say, I will requite evil; wait for Jehovah, he will save to thee.

23An abomination of Jehovah stone and stone; and the balance of deceit is not good.

24From Jehovah man's steps; and how shall man understand his way?

25The snare of man swallowing down the holy thing, after the vows for seeking.

26A wise king scatters the unjust, and he will turn back a wheel over them.

27The light of Jehovah is the breath of man, searching all the chambers of the belly.

28Mercy and truth shall guard the king: and his throne he upheld in mercy.

29The glory of young men their strength: and the ornament of old men gray hair.

30The joining of a wound will cleanse against evil: and blows the chambers of the belly.

The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments; Translated Literally From The Original Tongues by Julia E. Smith

Section Headings Courtesy Berean Bible

Proverbs 19
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