Nov. 20 Proverbs

"... have nothing to do with a babbler!" - Proverbs 20:19

Chapter 20

1] Wine is arrogant, strong drink is riotous; none who goes astray for it is wise.
2] The dread of the king is as when a lion roars; he who incurs his anger forfeits his life.
3] It is honorable for a man to shun strife, while every fool starts a quarrel.
4] In seedtime the sluggard plows not; when he looks for the harvest, it is not there.
5] The intention in the human heart is like water far below the surface, but the man of intelligence draws it forth.
6] Many are declared to be men of virtue: but who can find one worthy of trust?
7] When a man walks in integrity and justice, happy are his children after him!
8] A king seated on the throne of judgment dispels all evil with his glance.
9] Who can say, "I have made my heart clean, I am cleansed of my sin"?
10] Varying weights, varying measures, are both an abomination to the LORD.
11] Even by his manners the child betrays whether his conduct is innocent and right.
12] The ear that hears, and the eye that sees-- the LORD has made them both.
13] Love not sleep, lest you be reduced to poverty; eyes wide open mean abundant food.
14] "Bad, bad!" says the buyer; but once he has gone his way, he boasts.
15] Like gold or a wealth of corals, wise lips are a precious ornament.
16] Take his garment who becomes surety for another, and for strangers yield it up!
17] The bread of deceit is sweet to a man, but afterward his mouth will be filled with gravel.
18] Plans made after advice succeed; so with wise guidance wage your war.
19] A newsmonger reveals secrets; so have nothing to do with a babbler!
20] If one curses his father or mother, his lamp will go out at the coming of darkness.
21] Possessions gained hastily at the outset will in the end not be blessed.
22] Say not, "I will repay evil!" Trust in the LORD and he will help you.
23] Varying weights are an abomination to the LORD, and false scales are not good.
24] Man's steps are from the LORD; how, then, can a man understand his way?
25] Rashly to pledge a sacred gift is a trap for a man, or to regret a vow once made.
26] A wise king winnows the wicked, and threshes them under the cartwheel.
27] A lamp from the LORD is the breath of man; it searches through all his inmost being.
28] Kindness and piety safeguard the king, and he upholds his throne by justice.
29] The glory of young men is their strength, and the dignity of old men is gray hair.
30] Evil is cleansed away by bloody lashes, and a scourging to the inmost being.


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