Sundry observations of moral virtues, and their contrary vices (10-24).
Proverbs 20:1 Wine is, a scoffer, and strong drink, a brawler, every one therefore who erreth therein, is unwise. Proverbs 20:2 The growl as of a young lion, is the dread inspired by a king, he that provoketh him, endangereth his own life. Proverbs 20:3 Honour, hath the man who sitteth away from strife, but, any fool, may break through. Proverbs 20:4 By reason of the autumn, a sluggard will not plough, therefore shall he beg in harvest, and there be nothing. Proverbs 20:5 Deep water, is counsel in a man's heart, but, a man of understanding, will draw it out. Proverbs 20:6 A kind man one may call, a great man,but, a faithful man, who can find? Proverbs 20:7 As for a righteous man, walking in his integrity, how happy are his children after him! Proverbs 20:8 A king sitting on the throne of judgment, scattereth, with his eyes, all wrong. Proverbs 20:9 Who can say, I have cleansed my heart, I am pure from my sin? Proverbs 20:10 Divers weights, and divers measures, an abomination to Yahweh, are they, both. Proverbs 20:11 Even, by his doings, doth a youth make himself known, whether, pure and upright, be his work. Proverbs 20:12 The hearing ear, and the seeing eye, Yahweh hath made them, both. Proverbs 20:13 Do not love sleep, lest thou come to poverty, open thine eyes, be satisfied with bread. Proverbs 20:14 Bad! bad! saith the buyer, but, going his way, then, he boasteth. Proverbs 20:15 There are gold, and an abundance of corals, but, precious jewels, are the lips of knowledge. Proverbs 20:16 Take his garment who is pledge for a stranger,then, for a woman unknown, accept him as surety. Proverbs 20:17 Sweet to a man, may be the bread of falsehood, but, afterward, shall his mouth be filled with gravel. Proverbs 20:18 Plansby counsel, shalt thou establish, and, with concerted measures, make thou war. Proverbs 20:19 A revealer of secrets, is one who goeth about talebearing, therefore, with him who openeth his lips, shalt thou not have fellowship. Proverbs 20:20 Whoso revileth his father or his mother, his lamp shall be put out in deep darkness. Proverbs 20:21 An inheritance hastily gotten at the beginning, the latter end thereof, shall not bring blessing. Proverbs 20:22 Do not say, I will requite wrong! Wait thou for Yahweh that he may save thee. Proverbs 20:23 An abomination to Yahweh, are divers weights, and, deceptive balances, are not good. Proverbs 20:24 From Yahweh, are a man's steps, a son of earth, thenhow can he discern his way? Proverbs 20:25 It is a snare to a man, that he should rashly cry Holy! and, after making vows, to reflect! Proverbs 20:26 A wise king, winnoweth out the lawless, when he hath turned over them the wheel. Proverbs 20:27 The lamp of Yahweh, is the spirit of a son of earth, searching all the chambers of the inner man. Proverbs 20:28 Lovingkindness and faithfulness, will guard a king,therefore should he support, with lovingkindness, his throne. Proverbs 20:29 The beauty of young men, is their strength, and, the ornament of old men, a hoary head. Proverbs 20:30 Blows that cut in, cleanse away wickedness, and, smitings, [enter] the chambers of the inner man.