Proverbs 20 for the 20th day November, 2018


Day 20     Proverbs 20


Voice talent by Don Bratschie

20:1 Wine is a mocker, and beer is a brawler. Whoever is led astray by them is not wise.


20:2 The terror of a king is like the roaring of a lion. He who provokes him to anger forfeits his own life.


20:3 It is an honor for a man to keep aloof from strife; but every fool will be quarreling.


20:4 The sluggard will not plow by reason of the winter; therefore he shall beg in harvest, and have nothing.


20:5 Counsel in the heart of man is like deep water; but a man of understanding will draw it out.


20:6 Many men claim to be men of unfailing love, but who can find a faithful man?


20:7 A righteous man walks in integrity. Blessed are his children after him.


20:8 A king who sits on the throne of judgment scatters away all evil with his eyes.


20:9 Who can say, "I have made my heart pure. I am clean and without sin?"


20:10 Differing weights and differing measures, both of them alike are an abomination to the Lord.


20:11 Even a child makes himself known by his doings, whether his work is pure, and whether it is right.


20:12 The hearing ear, and the seeing eye, the Lord has made even both of them.


20:13 Don't love sleep, lest you come to poverty. Open your eyes, and you shall be satisfied with bread.


20:14 "It's no good, it's no good," says the buyer; but when he is gone his way, then he boasts.


20:15 There is gold and abundance of rubies; but the lips of knowledge are a rare jewel.


20:16 Take the garment of one who puts up collateral for a stranger; and hold him in pledge for a wayward woman.


20:17 Fraudulent food is sweet to a man, but afterwards his mouth is filled with gravel.


20:18 Plans are established by advice; by wise guidance you wage war!


20:19 He who goes about as a talebearer reveals secrets; therefore don't keep company with him who opens wide his lips.


20:20 Whoever curses his father or his mother, his lamp shall be put out in blackness of darkness.


20:21 An inheritance quickly gained at the beginning, won't be blessed in the end.


20:22 Don't say, "I will pay back evil." Wait for the Lord, and he will save you.


20:23 The Lord detests differing weights, and dishonest scales are not pleasing.


20:24 A man's steps are from the Lord; how then can man understand his way?


20:25 It is a snare to a man to make a rash dedication, then later to consider his vows.


20:26 A wise king winnows out the wicked, and drives the threshing wheel over them.


20:27 The spirit of man is the Lord's lamp, searching all his innermost parts.


20:28 Love and faithfulness keep the king safe. His throne is sustained by love.


20:29 The glory of young men is their strength. The splendor of old men is their gray hair.

20:30 Wounding blows cleanse away evil, and beatings purge the innermost parts.