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Proverbs 1:

Chapter 1:33 Verses

20 Proverbs

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20-1:1††††† The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel;

20-1:2††††† To know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding;

20-1:3††††† To receive the instruction of wisdom, justice, and judgment, and equity;

20-1:4††††† To give subtilty to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion.

20-1:5††††† A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain to wise counsels:

20-1:6††††† To understand a proverb, and the interpretation; the words of the wise, and their dark sayings.

20-1:7††††† The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.

20-1:8††††† My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother:

20-1:9††††† For they shalt be an ornament of grace to thy head, and chains about thy neck.

20-1:10†††† My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not.

20-1:11†††† If they say, Come with us, let us lay wait for blood, let us lurk privily for the innocent without cause:

20-1:12†††† Let us swallow them up alive as the grave; and whole, as those that go down into the pit:

20-1:13†††† We shall find all precious substance, we shall fill our houses with spoil:

20-1:14†††† Cast in thy lot among us; let us all have one purse:

20-1:15†††† My son, walk not thou in the way with them; refrain thy foot from their path:

20-1:16†††† For their feet run to evil, and make haste to shed blood.

20-1:17†††† Surely in vain the net is spread in the sight of any bird.

20-1:18†††† And they lay wait for their own blood; they lurk privily for their own lives.

20-1:19†††† So are the ways of every one that is greedy of gain; who taketh away the life of its owners.

20-1:20†††† Wisdom crieth without; she uttereth her voice in the streets:

20-1:21†††† She crieth in the chief place of concourse, in the openings of the gates: in the city she uttereth her words, saying,

20-1:22†††† How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge?

20-1:23†††† Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit to you, I will make known to you my words.

20-1:24†††† Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded;

20-1:25†††† But ye have set at naught all my counsel, and rejected my reproof:

20-1:26†††† I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh;

20-1:27†††† When your fear cometh as desolation, and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish cometh upon you.

20-1:28†††† Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me:

20-1:29†††† For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD:

20-1:30†††† They rejected my counsel: they despised all my reproof.

20-1:31†††† Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices.

20-1:32†††† For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them.

20-1:33†††† But whoever hearkeneth to me shall dwell in safety, and shall be quiet from fear of evil.

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Proverbs 2:

Chapter 2:22 Verses

20 Proverbs

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20-2:1††††† My son, if thou wilt receive my words, and hide my commandments with thee;

20-2:2††††† So that thou incline thy ear to wisdom, and apply thy heart to understanding;

20-2:3††††† Yes, if thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice for understanding;

20-2:4††††† If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures;

20-2:5††††† Then shalt thou understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God.

20-2:6††††† For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.

20-2:7††††† He layeth up sound wisdom for the righteous: he is a buckler to them that walk uprightly.

20-2:8††††† He keepeth the paths of judgment, and preserveth the way of his saints.

20-2:9††††† Then shalt thou understand righteousness, and judgment, and equity; and every good path.

20-2:10†††† When wisdom entereth into thy heart, and knowledge is pleasant to thy soul;

20-2:11†††† Discretion shall preserve thee, understanding shall keep thee:

20-2:12†††† To deliver thee from the way of the evil man, from the man that speaketh froward things;

20-2:13†††† Who leave the paths of uprightness, to walk in the ways of darkness;

20-2:14†††† Who rejoice to do evil, and delight in the frowardness of the wicked;

20-2:15†††† Whose ways are crooked, and they froward in their paths:

20-2:16†††† To deliver thee from the strange woman, even from the stranger who flattereth with her words;

20-2:17†††† Who forsaketh the guide of her youth, and forgetteth the covenant of her God.

20-2:18†††† For her house inclineth to death, and her paths to the dead.

20-2:19†††† None that go to her return again, neither do they take hold of the paths of life.

20-2:20†††† That thou mayest walk in the way of good men, and keep the paths of the righteous.

20-2:21†††† For the upright shall dwell in the land, and the perfect shall remain in it.

20-2:22†††† But the wicked shall be cut off from the earth, and the transgressors shall be rooted out of it.

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Proverbs 3:

Chapter 3:35 Verses

20 Proverbs

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20-3:1††††† My son, forget not my law; but let thy heart keep my commandments;

20-3:2††††† For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee.

20-3:3††††† Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thy heart:

20-3:4††††† So shalt thou find favor and good understanding in the sight of God and man.

20-3:5††††† Trust in the LORD with all thy heart; and lean not to thy own understanding.

20-3:6††††† In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he will direct thy paths.

20-3:7††††† Be not wise in thy own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.

20-3:8††††† It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones.

20-3:9††††† Honor the LORD with thy substance, and with the first-fruits of all thy increase:

20-3:10†††† So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine.

20-3:11†††† My son, despise not the chastening of the LORD; neither be weary of his correction:

20-3:12†††† For whom the LORD loveth he correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth.

20-3:13†††† Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding.

20-3:14†††† For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain of it than fine gold.

20-3:15†††† She is more precious than rubies: and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared to her.

20-3:16†††† Length of days is in her right hand; and in her left hand riches and honor.

20-3:17†††† Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.

20-3:18†††† She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her: and happy is every one that retaineth her.

20-3:19†††† The LORD by wisdom hath founded the earth; by understanding hath he established the heavens.

20-3:20†††† By his knowledge the depths are broken up, and the clouds drop down the dew.

20-3:21†††† My son, let not them depart from thy eyes: keep sound wisdom and discretion:

20-3:22†††† So shall they be life to thy soul, and grace to thy neck.

20-3:23†††† Then shalt thou walk in thy way safely, and thy foot shall not stumble.

20-3:24†††† When thou liest down, thou shalt not be afraid: but thou shalt lie down, and thy sleep shall be sweet.

20-3:25†††† Be not afraid of sudden fear, neither of the desolation of the wicked, when it cometh.

20-3:26†††† For the LORD will be thy confidence, and will keep thy foot from being taken.

20-3:27†††† Withhold not good from them to whom it is due, when it is in the power of thy hand to do it.

20-3:28†††† Say not to thy neighbor, Go, and come again, and to-morrow I will give; when thou hast it by thee.

20-3:29†††† Devise not evil against thy neighbor, seeing he dwelleth securely by thee.

20-3:30†††† Strive not with a man without cause, if he hath done thee no harm.

20-3:31†††† Envy thou not the oppressor, and choose none of his ways.

20-3:32†††† For the froward is abomination to the LORD: but his secret is with the righteous.

20-3:33†††† The curse of the LORD is in the house of the wicked: but he blesseth the habitation of the just.

20-3:34†††† Surely he scorneth the scorners: but he giveth grace to the lowly.

20-3:35†††† The wise shall inherit glory: but shame shall be the promotion of fools.

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Proverbs 4:

Chapter 4:27 Verses

20 Proverbs

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20-4:1††††† Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding.

20-4:2††††† For I give you good doctrine, forsake ye not my law.

20-4:3††††† For I was my father's son, tender and only beloved in the sight of my mother.

20-4:4††††† He taught me also, and said to me, Let thy heart retain my words: keep my commandments, and live.

20-4:5††††† Get wisdom, get understanding: forget it not; neither decline from the words of my mouth.

20-4:6††††† Forsake her not, and she shall preserve thee: love her, and she shall keep thee.

20-4:7††††† Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.

20-4:8††††† Exalt her, and she shall promote thee: she shall bring thee to honor, when thou dost embrace her.

20-4:9††††† She shall give to thy head an ornament of grace: a crown of glory shall she deliver to thee.

20-4:10†††† Hear, O my son, and receive my sayings; and the years of thy life shall be many.

20-4:11†††† I have taught thee in the way of wisdom; I have led thee in right paths.

20-4:12†††† When thou goest, thy steps shall not be straitened; and when thou runnest, thou shalt not stumble.

20-4:13†††† Take fast hold of instruction; let her not go: keep her; for she is thy life.

20-4:14†††† Enter not into the path of the wicked, and go not in the way of evil men.

20-4:15†††† Avoid it, pass not by it, turn from it, and pass away.

20-4:16†††† For they sleep not, except they have done mischief; and their sleep is taken away, unless they cause some to fall.

20-4:17†††† For they eat the bread of wickedness, and drink the wine of violence.

20-4:18†††† But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more to the perfect day.

20-4:19†††† The way of the wicked is as darkness: they know not at what they stumble.

20-4:20†††† My son, attend to my words; incline thy ear to my sayings.

20-4:21†††† Let them not depart from thy eyes; keep them in the midst of thy heart.

20-4:22†††† For they are life to those that find them, and health to all their flesh.

20-4:23†††† Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.

20-4:24†††† Put away from thee a froward mouth, and perverse lips put far from thee.

20-4:25†††† Let thy eyes look right on, and let thy eyelids look straight before thee.

20-4:26†††† Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established.

20-4:27†††† Turn not to the right hand nor to the left: remove thy foot from evil.

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Proverbs 5:

Chapter 5:23 Verses

20 Proverbs

(Websters) .

20-5:1††††† My son, attend to my wisdom, and bow thy ear to my understanding:

20-5:2††††† That thou mayest regard discretion, and that thy lips may keep knowledge.

20-5:3††††† For the lips of a strange woman drop as a honey-comb, and her mouth is smoother than oil:

20-5:4††††† But her end is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a two-edged sword.

20-5:5††††† Her feet go down to death; her steps take hold on hell.

20-5:6††††† Lest thou shouldst ponder the path of life, her ways are movable, that thou canst not know them.

20-5:7††††† Hear me now therefore, O ye children, and depart not from the words of my mouth.

20-5:8††††† Remove thy way far from her, and come not nigh the door of her house:

20-5:9††††† Lest thou give thy honor to others, and thy years to the cruel:

20-5:10†††† Lest strangers be filled with thy wealth; and thy labors be in the house of a stranger;

20-5:11†††† And thou mourn at the last, when thy flesh and thy body are consumed,

20-5:12†††† And say, How have I hated instruction, and my heart despised reproof;

20-5:13†††† And have not obeyed the voice of my teachers, nor inclined my ear to them that instructed me!

20-5:14†††† I was almost in all evil in the midst of the congregation and assembly.

20-5:15†††† Drink waters out of thy own cistern, and running waters out of thy own well.

20-5:16†††† Let thy fountains be dispersed abroad, and rivers of waters in the streets.

20-5:17†††† Let them be only thy own, and not for strangers with thee.

20-5:18†††† Let thy fountain be blessed: and rejoice with the wife of thy youth.

20-5:19†††† Let her be as the loving hind and pleasant roe; let her breasts satisfy thee at all times; and be thou ravished always with her love.

20-5:20†††† And why wilt thou, my son, be ravished with a strange woman, and embrace the bosom of a stranger?

20-5:21†††† For the ways of man are before the eyes of the LORD, and he pondereth all his goings.

20-5:22†††† His own iniquities shall take the wicked himself, and he shall be held with the cords of his sins.

20-5:23†††† He shall die without instruction; and in the greatness of his folly he shall go astray.

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Proverbs 6:

Chapter 6:35 Verses

20 Proverbs

(Websters) .

20-6:1††††† My son, if thou art surety for thy friend, if thou hast stricken thy hand with a stranger,

20-6:2††††† Thou art snared with the words of thy mouth, thou art taken with the words of thy mouth.

20-6:3††††† Do this now, my son, and deliver thyself, when thou art come into the hand of thy friend; go, humble thyself, and make sure thy friend.

20-6:4††††† Give not sleep to thy eyes, nor slumber to thy eyelids.

20-6:5††††† Deliver thyself as a roe from the hand of the hunter, and as a bird from the hand of the fowler.

20-6:6††††† Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise:

20-6:7††††† Which having no guide, overseer, or ruler,

20-6:8††††† Provideth her provisions in the summer, and gathereth her food in the harvest.

20-6:9††††† How long wilt thou sleep, O sluggard? when wilt thou arise out of thy sleep?

20-6:10†††† Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep:

20-6:11†††† So shall thy poverty come as one that traveleth, and thy want as an armed man.

20-6:12†††† A naughty person, a wicked man, walketh with a froward mouth.

20-6:13†††† He winketh with his eyes, he speaketh with his feet, he teacheth with his fingers;

20-6:14†††† Frowardness is in his heart, he deviseth mischief continually; he soweth discord.

20-6:15†††† Therefore shall his calamity come suddenly; suddenly shall he be broken without remedy.

20-6:16†††† These six things doth the LORD hate: yes, seven are an abomination to him:

20-6:17†††† A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood.

20-6:18†††† A heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that are swift in running to mischief,

20-6:19†††† A false witness that speaketh lies, and him that soweth discord among brethren.

20-6:20†††† My son, keep thy father's commandment, and forsake not the law of thy mother:

20-6:21†††† Bind them continually upon thy heart, and tie them about thy neck.

20-6:22†††† When thou goest, it shall lead thee; when thou sleepest, it shall keep thee; and when thou awakest, it shall talk with thee.

20-6:23†††† For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life:

20-6:24†††† To keep thee from the evil woman, from the flattery of the tongue of a strange woman.

20-6:25†††† Lust not after her beauty in thy heart; neither let her take thee with her eyelids.

20-6:26†††† For by means of a lewd woman a man is brought to a piece of bread: and the adulteress will hunt for the precious life.

20-6:27†††† Can a man take fire in his bosom, and his clothes not be burned?

20-6:28†††† Can one go upon hot coals, and his feet not be burned?

20-6:29†††† So he that goeth in to his neighbor's wife; whoever toucheth her shall not be innocent.

20-6:30†††† Men do not despise a thief, if he stealeth to satisfy his soul when he is hungry;

20-6:31†††† But if he is found, he shall restore seven-fold; he shall give all the substance of his house.

20-6:32†††† But whoever committeth adultery with a woman lacketh understanding: he that doeth it destroyeth his own soul.

20-6:33†††† A wound and dishonor shall he get; and his reproach shall not be wiped away.

20-6:34†††† For jealousy is the rage of a man: therefore he will not spare in the day of vengeance.

20-6:35†††† He will not regard any ransom; neither will he rest content, though thou givest many gifts.

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Proverbs 7:

Chapter 7:27 Verses

20 Proverbs

(Websters) .

20-7:1††††† My son, keep my words, and lay up my commandments with thee.

20-7:2††††† Keep my commandments, and live; and my law as the apple of thy eye.

20-7:3††††† Bind them upon thy fingers, write them upon the table of thy heart.

20-7:4††††† Say to wisdom, Thou art my sister; and call understanding thy kinswoman:

20-7:5††††† That they may keep thee from the strange woman, from the stranger which flattereth with her words.

20-7:6††††† For at the window of my house I looked through my casement,

20-7:7††††† And beheld among the simple ones, I discerned among the youths, a young man void of understanding,

20-7:8††††† Passing through the street near her corner; and he went the way to her house.

20-7:9††††† In the twilight, in the evening, in the black and dark night:

20-7:10†††† And behold, there met him a woman with the attire of a harlot, and subtil of heart.

20-7:11†††† (She is loud and stubborn; her feet abide not in her house:

20-7:12†††† Now is she without, now in the streets, and lieth in wait at every corner.)

20-7:13†††† So she caught him, and kissed him, and with an impudent face said to him,

20-7:14†††† I have peace-offerings with me; this day have I paid my vows.

20-7:15†††† Therefore I came forth to meet thee, diligently to seek thy face, and I have found thee.

20-7:16†††† I have decked my bed with coverings of tapestry, with carved works, with fine linen of Egypt.

20-7:17†††† I have perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon.

20-7:18†††† Come, let us take our fill of love until the morning: let us solace ourselves with loves.

20-7:19†††† For the good-man is not at home, he is gone a long journey:

20-7:20†††† He hath taken a bag of money with him, and will come home at the day appointed.

20-7:21†††† With her much fair speech she caused him to yield, with the flattering of her lips she impelled him.

20-7:22†††† He goeth after her quickly, as an ox goeth to the slaughter, or as a fool to the correction of the stocks;

20-7:23†††† Till a dart striketh through his liver; as a bird hasteth to the snare, and knoweth not that it is for his life.

20-7:24†††† Now therefore hearken to me, O ye children, and attend to the words of my mouth.

20-7:25†††† Let not thy heart decline to her ways, go not astray in her paths.

20-7:26†††† For she hath cast down many wounded: yes, many strong men have been slain by her.

20-7:27†††† Her house is the way to hell, going down to the chambers of death.

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Proverbs 8:

Chapter 8:36 Verses

20 Proverbs

(Websters) .

20-8:1††††† Doth not wisdom cry? and understanding put forth her voice?

20-8:2††††† She standeth on the top of high places, by the way in the places of the paths.

20-8:3††††† She crieth at the gates, at the entry of the city, at the entrance of the doors.

20-8:4††††† To you, O men, I call; and my voice is to the sons of man.

20-8:5††††† O ye simple, understand wisdom: and ye fools, be ye of an understanding heart.

20-8:6††††† Hear; for I will speak of excellent things; and the opening of my lips shall be right things.

20-8:7††††† For my mouth shall speak truth; and wickedness is an abomination to my lips.

20-8:8††††† All the words of my mouth are in righteousness; there is nothing froward or perverse in them.

20-8:9††††† They are all plain to him that understandeth, and right to them that find knowledge.

20-8:10†††† Receive my instruction, and not silver; and knowledge rather than choice gold.

20-8:11†††† For wisdom is better than rubies; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it.

20-8:12†††† I wisdom dwell with prudence, and find out knowledge of ingenious inventions.

20-8:13†††† The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogance, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate.

20-8:14†††† Counsel is mine, and sound wisdom: I am understanding; I have strength.

20-8:15†††† By me kings reign, and princes decree justice.

20-8:16†††† By me princes rule, and nobles, even all the judges of the earth.

20-8:17†††† I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me.

20-8:18†††† Riches and honor are with me; durable riches and righteousness.

20-8:19†††† My fruit is better than gold, yes, than fine gold; and my revenue than choice silver.

20-8:20†††† I lead in the way of righteousness, in the midst of the paths of judgment.

20-8:21†††† That I may cause those that love me to inherit substance; and I will fill their treasures.

20-8:22†††† The LORD possessed me in the beginning of his way, before his works of old.

20-8:23†††† I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was.

20-8:24†††† When there were no depths, I was brought forth; when there were no fountains abounding with water.

20-8:25†††† Before the mountains were settled, before the hills was I brought forth.

20-8:26†††† While as yet he had not made the earth, nor the fields, nor the highest part of the dust of the world.

20-8:27†††† When he prepared the heavens, I was there: when he set a compass upon the face of the depth:

20-8:28†††† When he established the clouds above: when he strengthened the fountains of the deep:

20-8:29†††† When he gave to the sea his decree, that the waters should not pass his commandment: when he appointed the foundations of the earth:

20-8:30†††† Then I was by him, as one brought up with him: and I was daily his delight, rejoicing always before him;

20-8:31†††† Rejoicing in the habitable part of his earth; and my delights were with the sons of men.

20-8:32†††† Now therefore hearken to me, O ye children: for blessed are they that keep my ways.

20-8:33†††† Hear instruction, and be wise, and refuse it not.

20-8:34†††† Blessed is the man that heareth me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors.

20-8:35†††† For whoever findeth me findeth life, and shall obtain favor from the LORD.

20-8:36†††† But he that sinneth against me wrongeth his own soul: all they that hate me love death.

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Proverbs 9:

Chapter 9:18 Verses

20 Proverbs

(Websters) .

20-9:1††††† Wisdom hath built her house, she hath hewn out her seven pillars:

20-9:2††††† She hath killed her beasts; she hath mingled her wine; she hath also furnished her table.

20-9:3††††† She hath sent forth her maidens: she crieth upon the highest places of the city,

20-9:4††††† Whoever is simple, let him turn in hither: as for him that wanteth understanding, she saith to him,

20-9:5††††† Come, eat of my bread, and drink of the wine which I have mingled.

20-9:6††††† Forsake the foolish, and live; and go in the way of understanding.

20-9:7††††† He that reproveth a scorner, getteth to himself shame: and he that rebuketh a wicked man getteth himself a blot.

20-9:8††††† Reprove not a scorner, lest he shall hate thee: rebuke a wise man, and he will love thee.

20-9:9††††† Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: teach a just man, and he will increase in learning.

20-9:10†††† The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.

20-9:11†††† For by me thy days shall be multiplied, and the years of thy life shall be increased.

20-9:12†††† If thou art wise, thou shalt be wise for thyself: but if thou scornest, thou alone shalt bear it.

20-9:13†††† A foolish woman is clamorous: she is simple, and knoweth nothing.

20-9:14†††† For she sitteth at the door of her house, on a seat in the high places of the city,

20-9:15†††† To call passengers who go right on their ways:

20-9:16†††† Whoever is simple, let him turn in hither: and as for him that wanteth understanding, she saith to him,

20-9:17†††† Stolen waters are sweet, and bread eaten in secret is pleasant.

20-9:18†††† But he knoweth not that the dead are there; and that her guests are in the depths of hell.

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Proverbs 10:

Chapter 10:32 Verses

20 Proverbs

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20-10:1†††† The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish son is the heaviness of his mother.

20-10:2†††† Treasures of wickedness profit nothing: but righteousness delivereth from death.

20-10:3†††† The LORD will not suffer the soul of the righteous to famish: but he casteth away the substance of the wicked.

20-10:4†††† He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand: but the hand of the diligent maketh rich.

20-10:5†††† He that gathereth in summer is a wise son: but he that sleepeth in harvest is a son that causeth shame.

20-10:6†††† Blessings are upon the head of the just: but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked.

20-10:7†††† The memory of the just is blessed: but the name of the wicked shall perish.

20-10:8†††† The wise in heart will receive commandments: but a prating fool shall fall.

20-10:9†††† He that walketh uprightly walketh surely: but he that perverteth his ways shall be known.

20-10:10††† He that winketh with the eye causeth sorrow: but a prating fool shall fall.

20-10:11††† The mouth of a righteous man is a well of life: but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked.

20-10:12††† Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins.

20-10:13††† In the lips of him that hath understanding wisdom is found: but a rod is for the back of him that is void of understanding.

20-10:14††† Wise men lay up knowledge: but the mouth of the foolish is near destruction.

20-10:15††† The rich man's wealth is his strong city: the destruction of the poor is their poverty.

20-10:16††† The labor of the righteous tendeth to life: the fruit of the wicked to sin.

20-10:17††† He is in the way of life that keepeth instruction: but he that refuseth reproof erreth.

20-10:18††† He that hideth hatred with lying lips, and he that uttereth a slander, is a fool.

20-10:19††† In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin: but he that restraineth his lips is wise.

20-10:20††† The tongue of the just is as choice silver: the heart of the wicked is little worth.

20-10:21††† The lips of the righteous feed many: but fools die for want of wisdom.

20-10:22††† The blessing of the LORD, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it.

20-10:23††† It is as sport to a fool to do mischief: but a man of understanding hath wisdom.

20-10:24††† The fear of the wicked, it shall come upon him: but the desire of the righteous shall be granted.

20-10:25††† As the whirlwind passeth, so is the wicked no more: but the righteous is an everlasting foundation.

20-10:26††† As vinegar to the teeth, and as smoke to the eyes, so is the sluggard to them that send him.

20-10:27††† The fear of the LORD prolongeth days: but the years of the wicked shall be shortened.

20-10:28††† The hope of the righteous shall be gladness: but the expectation of the wicked shall perish.

20-10:29††† The way of the LORD is strength to the upright: but destruction shall be to the workers of iniquity.

20-10:30††† The righteous shall never be removed: but the wicked shall not inhabit the earth.

20-10:31††† The mouth of the just bringeth forth wisdom: but the froward tongue shall be cut out.

20-10:32††† The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable: but the mouth of the wicked speaketh frowardness.

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Proverbs 11:

Chapter 11:31 Verses

20 Proverbs

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20-11:1†††† A false balance is abomination to the LORD: but a just weight is his delight.

20-11:2†††† When pride cometh, then cometh shame: but with the lowly is wisdom.

20-11:3†††† The integrity of the upright shall guide them: but the perverseness of transgressors shall destroy them.

20-11:4†††† Riches profit not in the day of wrath: but righteousness delivereth from death.

20-11:5†††† The righteousness of the perfect shall direct his way: but the wicked shall fall by his own wickedness.

20-11:6†††† The righteousness of the upright shall deliver them: but transgressors shall be taken in their own naughtiness.

20-11:7†††† When a wicked man dieth, his expectation shall perish: and the hope of unjust men perisheth.

20-11:8†††† The righteous is delivered out of trouble, and the wicked cometh in his stead.

20-11:9†††† A hypocrite with his mouth destroyeth his neighbor: but through knowledge shall the just be delivered.

20-11:10††† When the righteous prosper, the city rejoiceth: and when the wicked perish, there is shouting.

20-11:11††† By the blessing of the upright the city is exalted: but it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked.

20-11:12††† He that is void of wisdom despiseth his neighbor: but a man of understanding holdeth his peace.

20-11:13††† A tale-bearer revealeth secrets: but he that is of a faithful spirit concealeth the matter.

20-11:14††† Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counselors there is safety.

20-11:15††† He that is surety for a stranger shall smart for it: and he that hateth suretiship is sure.

20-11:16††† A gracious woman retaineth honor: and strong men retain riches.

20-11:17††† The merciful man doeth good to his own soul: but he that is cruel troubleth his own flesh.

20-11:18††† The wicked worketh a deceitful work: but to him that soweth righteousness shall be a sure reward.

20-11:19††† As righteousness tendeth to life: so he that pursueth evil pursueth it to his own death.

20-11:20††† They that are of a froward heart are abomination to the LORD: but such as are upright in their way are his delight.

20-11:21††† Though hand join in hand, the wicked shall not be unpunished: but the seed of the righteous shall be delivered.

20-11:22††† As a jewel of gold in a swine's snout, so is a fair woman who is without discretion.

20-11:23††† The desire of the righteous is only good: but the expectation of the wicked is wrath.

20-11:24††† There is that scattereth, and yet increaseth; and there is that withholdeth more than is meet, but it tendeth to poverty.

20-11:25††† The liberal soul shall be made fat: and he that watereth shall be watered also himself.

20-11:26††† He that withholdeth corn, the people shall curse him: but blessing shall be upon the head of him that selleth it.

20-11:27††† He that diligently seeketh good procureth favor: but he that seeketh mischief, it shall come to him.

20-11:28††† He that trusteth in his riches shall fall: but the righteous shall flourish as a branch.

20-11:29††† He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind: and the fool shall be servant to the wise of heart.

20-11:30††† The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise.

20-11:31††† Behold, the righteous shall be recompensed upon the earth: much more the wicked and the sinner.

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Proverbs 12:

Chapter 12:28 Verses

20 Proverbs

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20-12:1†††† Whoever loveth instruction loveth knowledge: but he that hateth reproof is brutish.

20-12:2†††† A good man obtaineth favor from the LORD: but a man of wicked devices he will condemn.

20-12:3†††† A man shall not be established by wickedness: but the root of the righteous shall not be moved.

20-12:4†††† A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband: but she that maketh ashamed is as rottenness in his bones.

20-12:5†††† The thoughts of the righteous are right: but the counsels of the wicked are deceit.

20-12:6†††† The words of the wicked are to lie in wait for blood: but the mouth of the upright shall deliver them.

20-12:7†††† The wicked are overthrown, and are not: but the house of the righteous shall stand.

20-12:8†††† A man shall be commended according to his wisdom: but he that is of a perverse heart shall be despised.

20-12:9†††† He that is despised, and hath a servant, is better than he that honoreth himself, and is destitute of bread.

20-12:10††† A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast: but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel.

20-12:11††† He that tilleth his land shall be satisfied with bread: but he that followeth vain persons is void of understanding.

20-12:12††† The wicked desireth the net of evil men: but the root of the righteous yieldeth fruit.

20-12:13††† The wicked is snared by the transgression of his lips: but the just shall come out of trouble.

20-12:14††† A man shall be satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth: and the recompense of a man's hands shall be rendered to him.

20-12:15††† The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth to counsel is wise.

20-12:16††† A fool's wrath is presently known: but a prudent man covereth shame.

20-12:17††† He that speaketh truth showeth forth righteousness: but a false witness, deceit.

20-12:18††† There is that speaketh like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise is health.

20-12:19††† The lip of truth shall be established for ever: but a lying tongue is but for a moment.

20-12:20††† Deceit is in the heart of them that imagine evil: but to the counselors of peace is joy.

20-12:21††† There shall no evil happen to the just: but the wicked shall be filled with mischief.

20-12:22††† Lying lips are