Tyndale Bible

Proverbs 20

Sundry observations of moral virtues, and their contrary vices (10-24).

Proverbs 20:1 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} Wine [is] a mocker, strong drink [is] raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise. Proverbs 20:2 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} The fear of a king [is] as the roaring of a lion: [whoso] provoketh him to anger sinneth [against] his own soul. Proverbs 20:3 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} [It is] an honor for a man to cease from strife: but every fool will be meddling. Proverbs 20:4 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} The sluggard will not plow by reason of the cold; [therefore] shall he beg in harvest, and [have] nothing. Proverbs 20:5 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} Counsel in the heart of man [is like] deep water; but a man of understanding will draw it out. Proverbs 20:6 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} Most men will proclaim every one his own goodness: but a faithful man who can find? Proverbs 20:7 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} The just [man] walketh in his integrity: his children [are] blessed after him. Proverbs 20:8 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} A king that sitteth in the throne of judgment scattereth away all evil with his eyes. Proverbs 20:9 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} Who can say, I have made my heart clean, I am pure from my sin? Proverbs 20:10 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} Divers weights, [and] divers measures, both of them [are] alike abomination to the LORD. Proverbs 20:11 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} Even a child is known by his doings, whether his work [be] pure, and whether [it be] right. Proverbs 20:12 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} The hearing ear, and the seeing eye, the LORD hath made even both of them. Proverbs 20:13 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} Love not sleep, lest thou come to poverty; open thine eyes, [and] thou shalt be satisfied with bread. Proverbs 20:14 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} [It is] naught, [it is] naught, saith the buyer: but when he is gone his way, then he boasteth. Proverbs 20:15 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} There is gold, and a multitude of rubies: but the lips of knowledge [are] a precious jewel. Proverbs 20:16 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} Take his garment that is surety [for] a stranger: and take a pledge of him for a strange woman. Proverbs 20:17 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} Bread of deceit [is] sweet to a man; but afterwards his mouth shall be filled with gravel. Proverbs 20:18 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} [Every] purpose is established by counsel: and with good advice make war. Proverbs 20:19 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} He that goeth about [as] a talebearer revealeth secrets: therefore meddle not with him that flattereth with his lips. Proverbs 20:20 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} Whoso curseth his father or his mother, his lamp shall be put out in obscure darkness. Proverbs 20:21 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} An inheritance [may be] gotten hastily at the beginning; but the end thereof shall not be blessed. Proverbs 20:22 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} Say not thou, I will recompense evil; [but] wait on the LORD, and he shall save thee. Proverbs 20:23 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} Divers weights [are] an abomination unto the LORD; and a false balance [is] not good. Proverbs 20:24 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} Man's goings [are] of the LORD; how can a man then understand his own way? Proverbs 20:25 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} [It is] a snare to the man [who] devoureth [that which is] holy, and after vows to make inquiry. Proverbs 20:26 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} A wise king scattereth the wicked, and bringeth the wheel over them. Proverbs 20:27 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} The spirit of man [is] the candle of the LORD, searching all the inward parts of the belly. Proverbs 20:28 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} Mercy and truth preserve the king: and his throne is upheld by mercy. Proverbs 20:29 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} The glory of young men [is] their strength: and the beauty of old men [is] the gray head. Proverbs 20:30 {not in Tyndale; KJV:} The blueness of a wound cleanseth away evil: so [do] stripes the inward parts of the belly.

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