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Proverbs 20

20:1 Wine is a mocker, strong drinke is raging: and whosoeuer is deceiued thereby, is not wise. 20:2 The feare of a king, is as the roaring of a Lion: who so prouoketh him to anger, sinneth against his owne soule. 20:3 It is an honour for a man to cease from strife: but euery foole will be medling. 20:4 The sluggard will not plow by reason of the cold; therefore shall he begge in haruest, and haue nothing. 20:5 Counsell in the heart of man is like deepe water: but a man of vnderstanding will draw it out. 20:6 Most men will proclaime euery one his owne goodnes: but a faithfull man who can finde 20:7 The iust man walketh in his integritie: his children are blessed after him. 20:8 A king that sitteth in the throne of iudgement, scattereth away all euill with his eyes. 20:9 Who can say, I haue made my heart cleane, I am pure from my sinne 20:10 Diuers weights, and diuers measures, both of them are alike abomination to the Lord. 20:11 Euen a childe is knowen by his doings, whether his worke be pure, and whether it be right. 20:12 The hearing eare, and the seeing eye, the Lord hath made euen both of them. 20:13 Loue not sleepe, lest thou come to pouertie: open thine eyes, and thou shalt be satisfied with bread. 20:14 It is nought, it is nought (saith the buyer:) but when he is gone his way, then he boasteth. 20:15 There is gold, and a multitude of Rubies: but the lips of knowledge are a precious iewell. 20:16 Take his garment that is suerty for a stranger: and take a pledge of him for a strange woman. 20:17 Bread of deceit is sweet to a man: but afterwards his mouth shall be filled with grauell. 20:18 Euery purpose is established by counsell: and with good aduice make warre. 20:19 He that goeth about as a tale-bearer, reueileth secrets; therefore meddle not with him that flattereth with his lippes. 20:20 Who so curseth his father or his mother, his lampe shall be put out in obscure darkenesse. 20:21 An inheritance may be gotten hastily at the beginning: but the ende thereof shall not be blessed. 20:22 Say not thou, I will recompence euil: but wait on the Lord, and he shall saue thee. 20:23 Diuers waights are an abomination vnto the Lord: and a false ballance is not good. 20:24 Mans goings are of the Lord; how can a man then vnderstand his owne way 20:25 It is a snare to the man who deuoureth that which is holy: and after vowes, to make inquirie. 20:26 A wise king scattereth the wicked, & bringeth the wheele ouer them. 20:27 The spirit of man is the candle of the Lord, searching all the inward parts of the belly. 20:28 Mercy and trueth preserue the king: and his throne is vpholden by mercy. 20:29 The glory of yong men is their strength: and the beautie of old men is the gray head. 20:30 The blewnes of a wound cleanseth away euill: so doe stripes the inward parts of the belly.

King James Version 1611 - Public Domain