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Young’s Literal Translation
1862, 1898

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31:  Chapters  

:915 Verses  

Proverbs 1:  

Chapter 1:33 Verses  

20 Proverbs  

(Young’s L.T. ) .  

20-1:1      Proverbs of Solomon, son of David, king of Israel:  

20-1:2      For knowing wisdom and instruction, For understanding sayings of intelligence,  

20-1:3      For receiving the instruction of wisdom, Righteousness, judgment, and uprightness,  

20-1:4      For giving to simple ones--prudence, To a youth--knowledge and discretion.  

20-1:5      (The wise doth hear and increaseth learning, And the intelligent doth obtain counsels.)  

20-1:6      For understanding a proverb and its sweetness, Words of the wise and their acute sayings.  

20-1:7      Fear of Jehovah is a beginning of knowledge, Wisdom and instruction fools have despised!  

20-1:8      Hear, my son, the instruction of thy father, And leave not the law of thy mother,  

20-1:9      For a graceful wreath are they to thy head, And chains to thy neck.  

20-1:10     My son, if sinners entice thee be not willing.  

20-1:11     If they say, `Come with us, we lay wait for blood, We watch secretly for the innocent without cause,  

20-1:12     We swallow them as Sheol--alive, And whole--as those going down to the pit,  

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

20-1:14     Thy lot thou dost cast among us, One purse is--to all of us.'  

20-1:15     My son! go not in the way with them, Withhold thy foot from their path,  

20-1:16     For their feet to evil do run, And they haste to shed blood.  

20-1:17     Surely in vain is the net spread out before the eyes of any bird.  

20-1:18     And they for their own blood lay wait, They watch secretly for their own lives.  

20-1:19     So are the paths of every gainer of dishonest gain, The life of its owners it taketh.  

20-1:20     Wisdom in an out-place crieth aloud, In broad places she giveth forth her voice,  

20-1:21     At the head of the multitudes she calleth, In the openings of the gates, In the city her sayings she saith:  

20-1:22     `Till when, ye simple, do ye love simplicity? And have scorners their scorning desired? And do fools hate knowledge?  

20-1:23     Turn back at my reproof, lo, I pour forth to you my spirit, I make known my words with you.  

20-1:24     Because I have called, and ye refuse, I stretched out my hand, and none is attending,  

20-1:25     And ye slight all my counsel, And my reproof ye have not desired.  

20-1:26     I also in your calamity do laugh, I deride when your fear cometh,  

20-1:27     When your fear cometh as destruction, And your calamity as a hurricane doth come, When on you come adversity and distress.  

20-1:28     Then they call me, and I do not answer, They seek me earnestly, and find me not.  

20-1:29     Because that they have hated knowledge, And the fear of Jehovah have not chosen.  

20-1:30     They have not consented to my counsel, They have despised all my reproof,  

20-1:31     And they eat of the fruit of their way, And from their own counsels they are filled.  

20-1:32     For the turning of the simple slayeth them, And the security of the foolish destroyeth them.  

20-1:33     And whoso is hearkening to me dwelleth confidently, And is quiet from fear of evil!'  





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Proverbs 2:  

Chapter 2:22 Verses  

20 Proverbs  

(Young’s L.T. ) .  

20-2:1      My son, if thou dost accept my sayings, And my commands dost lay up with thee,  

20-2:2      To cause thine ear to attend to wisdom, Thou inclinest thy heart to understanding,  

20-2:3      For, if for intelligence thou callest, For understanding givest forth thy voice,  

20-2:4      If thou dost seek her as silver, And as hid treasures searchest for her,  

20-2:5      Then understandest thou fear of Jehovah, And knowledge of God thou findest.  

20-2:6      For Jehovah giveth wisdom, From His mouth knowledge and understanding.  

20-2:7      Even to lay up for the upright substance, A shield for those walking uprightly.  

20-2:8      To keep the paths of judgment, And the way of His saints He preserveth.  

20-2:9      Then understandest thou righteousness, And judgment, and uprightness--every good path.  

20-2:10     For wisdom cometh into thy heart, And knowledge to thy soul is pleasant,  

20-2:11     Thoughtfulness doth watch over thee, Understanding doth keep thee,  

20-2:12     To deliver thee from an evil way, From any speaking froward things,  

20-2:13     Who are forsaking paths of uprightness, To walk in ways of darkness,  

20-2:14     Who are rejoicing to do evil, They delight in frowardness of the wicked,  

20-2:15     Whose paths are crooked, Yea, they are perverted in their ways.  

20-2:16     To deliver thee from the strange woman, From the stranger who hath made smooth her sayings,  

20-2:17     Who is forsaking the guide of her youth, And the covenant of her God hath forgotten.  

20-2:18     For her house hath inclined unto death, And unto Rephaim her paths.  

20-2:19     None going in unto her turn back, Nor do they reach the paths of life.  

20-2:20     That thou dost go in the way of the good, And the paths of the righteous dost keep.  

20-2:21     For the upright do inhabit the earth, And the perfect are left in it,  

20-2:22     And the wicked from the earth are cut off, And treacherous dealers plucked out of it!  





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Proverbs 3:  

Chapter 3:35 Verses  

20 Proverbs  

(Young’s L.T. ) .  

20-3:1      My son! my law forget not, And my commands let thy heart keep,  

20-3:2      For length of days and years, Life and peace they do add to thee.  

20-3:3      Let not kindness and truth forsake thee, Bind them on thy neck, Write them on the tablet of thy heart,  

20-3:4      And find grace and good understanding In the eyes of God and man.  

20-3:5      Trust unto Jehovah with all thy heart, And unto thine own understanding lean not.  

20-3:6      In all thy ways know thou Him, And He doth make straight thy paths.  

20-3:7      Be not wise in thine own eyes, Fear Jehovah, and turn aside from evil.  

20-3:8      Healing it is to thy navel, And moistening to thy bones.  

20-3:9      Honour Jehovah from thy substance, And from the beginning of all thine increase;  

20-3:10     And filled are thy barns with plenty, And with new wine thy presses break forth.  

20-3:11     Chastisement of Jehovah, my son, despise not, And be not vexed with His reproof,  

20-3:12     For whom Jehovah loveth He reproveth, Even as a father the son He is pleased with.  

20-3:13     O the happiness of a man who hath found wisdom, And of a man who bringeth forth understanding.  

20-3:14     For better is her merchandise Than the merchandise of silver, And than gold--her increase.  

20-3:15     Precious she is above rubies, And all thy pleasures are not comparable to her.  

20-3:16     Length of days is in her right hand, In her left are wealth and honour.  

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

20-3:18     A tree of life she is to those laying hold on her, And whoso is retaining her is happy.  

20-3:19     Jehovah by wisdom did found the earth, He prepared the heavens by understanding.  

20-3:20     By His knowledge depths have been rent, And clouds do drop dew.  

20-3:21     My son! let them not turn from thine eyes, Keep thou wisdom and thoughtfulness,  

20-3:22     And they are life to thy soul, and grace to thy neck.  

20-3:23     Then thou goest thy way confidently, And thy foot doth not stumble.  

20-3:24     If thou liest down, thou art not afraid, Yea, thou hast lain down, And sweet hath been thy sleep.  

20-3:25     Be not afraid of sudden fear, And of the desolation of the wicked when it cometh.  

20-3:26     For Jehovah is at thy side, And He hath kept thy foot from capture.  

20-3:27     Withhold not good from its owners, When thy hand is toward God to do it .  

20-3:28     Say not thou to thy friend, `Go, and return, and to-morrow I give,' And substance with thee.  

20-3:29     Devise not against thy neighbour evil, And he sitting confidently with thee.  

20-3:30     Strive not with a man without cause, If he have not done thee evil.  

20-3:31     Be not envious of a man of violence, Nor fix thou on any of his ways.  

20-3:32     For an abomination to Jehovah is the perverted, And with the upright is His secret counsel.  

20-3:33     The curse of Jehovah is in the house of the wicked. And the habitation of the righteous He blesseth.  

20-3:34     If the scorners He doth scorn, Yet to the humble He doth give grace.  

20-3:35     Honour do the wise inherit, And fools are bearing away shame!  





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Proverbs 4:  

Chapter 4:27 Verses  

20 Proverbs  

(Young’s L.T. ) .  

20-4:1      Hear, ye sons, the instruction of a father, And give attention to know understanding.  

20-4:2      For good learning I have given to you, My law forsake not.  

20-4:3      For, a son I have been to my father--tender, And an only one before my mother.  

20-4:4      And he directeth me, and he saith to me: `Let thy heart retain my words, Keep my commands, and live.  

20-4:5      Get wisdom, get understanding, Do not forget, nor turn away From the sayings of my mouth.  

20-4:6      Forsake her not, and she doth preserve thee, Love her, and she doth keep thee.  

20-4:7      The first thing is wisdom--get wisdom, And with all thy getting get understanding.  

20-4:8      Exalt her, and she doth lift thee up, She honoureth thee, when thou dost embrace her.  

20-4:9      She giveth to thy head a wreath of grace, A crown of beauty she doth give thee freely.  

20-4:10     Hear, my son, and receive my sayings, And years of life are multiplied to thee.  

20-4:11     In a way of wisdom I have directed thee, I have caused thee to tread in paths of uprightness.  

20-4:12     In thy walking thy step is not straitened, And if thou runnest, thou stumblest not.  

20-4:13     Lay hold on instruction, do not desist, Keep her, for she is thy life.  

20-4:14     Into the path of the wicked enter not, And be not happy in a way of evil doers.  

20-4:15     Avoid it, pass not over into it, Turn aside from it, and pass on.  

20-4:16     For they sleep not if they do not evil, And their sleep hath been taken violently away, If they cause not some to stumble.  

20-4:17     For they have eaten bread of wickedness, And wine of violence they drink.  

20-4:18     And the path of the righteous is as a shining light, Going and brightening till the day is established,  

20-4:19     The way of the wicked is as darkness, They have not known at what they stumble.  

20-4:20     My son, to my words give attention, To my sayings incline thine ear,  

20-4:21     Let them not turn aside from thine eyes, Preserve them in the midst of thy heart.  

20-4:22     For life they are to those finding them, And to all their flesh healing.  

20-4:23     Above every charge keep thy heart, For out of it are the outgoings of life.  

20-4:24     Turn aside from thee a froward mouth, And perverse lips put far from thee,  

20-4:25     Thine eyes do look straightforward, And thine eyelids look straight before thee.  

20-4:26     Ponder thou the path of thy feet, And all thy ways are established.  

20-4:27     Incline not to the right or to the left, Turn aside thy foot from evil!  





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Proverbs 5:  

Chapter 5:23 Verses  

20 Proverbs  

(Young’s L.T. ) .  

20-5:1      My son! to my wisdom give attention, To mine understanding incline thine ear,  

20-5:2      To observe thoughtfulness, And knowledge do thy lips keep.  

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

20-5:4      And her latter end is bitter as wormwood, Sharp as a sword with mouths.  

20-5:5      Her feet are going down to death, Sheol do her steps take hold of.  

20-5:6      The path of life--lest thou ponder, Moved have her paths--thou knowest not.  

20-5:7      And now, ye sons, hearken to me, And turn not from sayings of my mouth.  

20-5:8      Keep far from off her thy way, And come not near unto the opening of her house,  

20-5:9      Lest thou give to others thy honour, And thy years to the fierce,  

20-5:10     Lest strangers be filled with thy power, And thy labours in the house of a stranger,  

20-5:11     And thou hast howled in thy latter end, In the consumption of thy flesh and thy food,  

20-5:12     And hast said, `How have I hated instruction, And reproof hath my heart despised,  

20-5:13     And I have not hearkened to the voice of my directors, And to my teachers have not inclined mine ear.  

20-5:14     As a little thing I have been all evil, In the midst of an assembly and a company.  

20-5:15     Drink waters out of thine own cistern, Even flowing ones out of thine own well.  

20-5:16     Let thy fountains be scattered abroad, In broad places rivulets of waters.  

20-5:17     Let them be to thee for thyself, And not to strangers with thee.  

20-5:18     Let thy fountain be blessed, And rejoice because of the wife of thy youth,  

20-5:19     A hind of loves, and a roe of grace! Let her loves satisfy thee at all times, In her love magnify thyself continually.  

20-5:20     And why dost thou magnify thyself, My son, with a stranger? And embrace the bosom of a strange woman?  

20-5:21     For over-against the eyes of Jehovah are the ways of each, And all his paths He is pondering.  

20-5:22     His own iniquities do capture the wicked, And with the ropes of his sin he is holden.  

20-5:23     He dieth without instruction, And in the abundance of his folly magnifieth himself!  





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Proverbs 6:  

Chapter 6:35 Verses  

20 Proverbs  

(Young’s L.T. ) .  

20-6:1      My son! if thou hast been surety for thy friend, Hast stricken for a stranger thy hand,  

20-6:2      Hast been snared with sayings of thy mouth, Hast been captured with sayings of thy mouth,  

20-6:3      Do this now, my son, and be delivered, For thou hast come into the hand of thy friend. Go, trample on thyself, and strengthen thy friend,  

20-6:4      Give not sleep to thine eyes, And slumber to thine eyelids,  

20-6:5      Be delivered as a roe from the hand, And as a bird from the hand of a fowler.  

20-6:6      Go unto the ant, O slothful one, See her ways and be wise;  

20-6:7      Which hath not captain, overseer, and ruler,  

20-6:8      She doth prepare in summer her bread, She hath gathered in harvest her food.  

20-6:9      Till when, O slothful one, dost thou lie? When dost thou arise from thy sleep?  

20-6:10     A little sleep, a little slumber, A little clasping of the hands to rest,  

20-6:11     And thy poverty hath come as a traveller, And thy want as an armed man.  

20-6:12     A man of worthlessness, a man of iniquity, Walking with perverseness of mouth,  

20-6:13     Winking with his eyes, speaking with his feet, Directing with his fingers,  

20-6:14     Frowardness is in his heart, devising evil at all times, Contentions he sendeth forth.  

20-6:15     Therefore suddenly cometh his calamity, Instantly he is broken--and no healing.  

20-6:16     These six hath Jehovah hated, Yea, seven are abominations to His soul.  

20-6:17     Eyes high--tongues false--And hands shedding innocent blood--  

20-6:18     A heart devising thoughts of vanity--Feet hasting to run to evil--  

20-6:19     A false witness who doth breathe out lies--And one sending forth contentions between brethren.  

20-6:20     Keep, my son, the command of thy father, And leave not the law of thy mother.  

20-6:21     Bind them on thy heart continually, Tie them on thy neck.  

20-6:22     In thy going up and down, it leadeth thee, In thy lying down, it watcheth over thee, And thou hast awaked--it talketh with thee.  

20-6:23     For a lamp is the command, And the law a light, And a way of life are reproofs of instruction,  

20-6:24     To preserve thee from an evil woman, From the flattery of the tongue of a strange woman.  

20-6:25     Desire not her beauty in thy heart, And let her not take thee with her eyelids.  

20-6:26     For a harlot consumeth unto a cake of bread, And an adulteress the precious soul hunteth.  

20-6:27     Doth a man take fire into his bosom, And are his garments not burnt?  

20-6:28     Doth a man walk on the hot coals, And are his feet not scorched?  

20-6:29     So is he who hath gone in unto the wife of his neighbour, None who doth touch her is innocent.  

20-6:30     They do not despise the thief, When he stealeth to fill his soul when he is hungry,  

20-6:31     And being found he repayeth sevenfold, All the substance of his house he giveth.  

20-6:32     He who committeth adultery with a woman lacketh heart, He is destroying his soul who doth it.  

20-6:33     A stroke and shame he doth find, And his reproach is not wiped away,  

20-6:34     For jealousy is the fury of a man, And he doth not spare in a day of vengeance.  

20-6:35     He accepteth not the appearance of any atonement, Yea, he doth not consent, Though thou dost multiply bribes!  





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Proverbs 7:  

Chapter 7:27 Verses  

20 Proverbs  

(Young’s L.T. ) .  

20-7:1      My son! keep my sayings, And my commands lay up with thee.  

20-7:2      Keep my commands, and live, And my law as the pupil of thine eye.  

20-7:3      Bind them on thy fingers, Write them on the tablet of thy heart.  

20-7:4      Say to wisdom, `My sister Thou art .' And cry to understanding, `Kinswoman!'  

20-7:5      To preserve thee from a strange woman, From a stranger who hath made smooth her sayings.  

20-7:6      For, at a window of my house, Through my casement I have looked out,  

20-7:7      And I do see among the simple ones, I discern among the sons, A young man lacking understanding,  

20-7:8      Passing on in the street, near her corner, And the way to her house he doth step,  

20-7:9      In the twilight--in the evening of day, In the darkness of night and blackness.  

20-7:10     And, lo, a woman to meet him--(A harlot's dress, and watchful of heart,  

20-7:11     Noisy she is , and stubborn, In her house her feet rest not.  

20-7:12     Now in an out-place, now in broad places, And near every corner she lieth in wait) --  

20-7:13     And she laid hold on him, and kissed him, She hath hardened her face, and saith to him,  

20-7:14     `Sacrifices of peace-offerings are by me, To-day I have completed my vows.  

20-7:15     Therefore I have come forth to meet thee, To seek earnestly thy face, and I find thee.  

20-7:16     With ornamental coverings I decked my couch, Carved works--cotton of Egypt.  

20-7:17     I sprinkled my bed--myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon.  

20-7:18     Come, we are filled with loves till the morning, We delight ourselves in loves.  

20-7:19     For the man is not in his house, He hath gone on a long journey.  

20-7:20     A bag of money he hath taken in his hand, At the day of the new moon he cometh to his house.'  

20-7:21     She turneth him aside with the abundance of her speech, With the flattery of her lips she forceth him.  

20-7:22     He is going after her straightway, As an ox unto the slaughter he cometh, And as a fetter unto the chastisement of a fool,  

20-7:23     Till an arrow doth split his liver, As a bird hath hastened unto a snare, And hath not known that it is for its life.  

20-7:24     And now, ye sons, hearken to me, And give attention to sayings of my mouth.  

20-7:25     Let not thy heart turn unto her ways, Do not wander in her paths,  

20-7:26     For many are the wounded she caused to fall, And mighty are all her slain ones.  

20-7:27     The ways of Sheol--her house, Going down unto inner chambers of death!  





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Proverbs 8:  

Chapter 8:36 Verses  

20 Proverbs  

(Young’s L.T. ) .  

20-8:1      Doth not wisdom call? And understanding give forth her voice?  

20-8:2      At the head of high places by the way, Between the paths she hath stood,  

20-8:3      At the side of the gates, at the mouth of the city, The entrance of the openings, she crieth aloud,  

20-8:4      `Unto you, O men, I call, And my voice is unto the sons of men.  

20-8:5      Understand, ye simple ones, prudence, And ye fools, understand the heart,  

20-8:6      Hearken, for noble things I speak, And the opening of my lips is uprightness.  

20-8:7      For truth doth my mouth utter, And an abomination to my lips is wickedness.  

20-8:8      In righteousness are all the sayings of my mouth, Nothing in them is froward and perverse.  

20-8:9      All of them are plain to the intelligent, And upright to those finding knowledge.  

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

20-8:11     For better is wisdom than rubies, Yea, all delights are not comparable with it.  

20-8:12     I, wisdom, have dwelt with prudence, And a knowledge of devices I find out.  

20-8:13     The fear of Jehovah is to hate evil; Pride, and arrogance, and an evil way, And a froward mouth, I have hated.  

20-8:14     Mine is counsel and substance, I am understanding, I have might.  

20-8:15     By me kings reign, and princes decree righteousness,  

20-8:16     By me do chiefs rule, and nobles, All judges of the earth.  

20-8:17     I love those loving me, And those seeking me earnestly do find me.  

20-8:18     Wealth and honour are with me, Lasting substance and righteousness.  

20-8:19     Better is my fruit than gold, even fine gold, And mine increase than choice silver.  

20-8:20     In a path of righteousness I cause to walk, In midst of paths of judgment,  

20-8:21     To cause my lovers to inherit substance, Yea, their treasures I fill.  

20-8:22     Jehovah possessed me--the beginning of His way, Before His works since then.  

20-8:23     From the age I was anointed, from the first, From former states of the earth.  

20-8:24     In there being no depths, I was brought forth, In there being no fountains heavy with waters,  

20-8:25     Before mountains were sunk, Before heights, I was brought forth.  

20-8:26     While He had not made the earth, and out-places, And the top of the dusts of the world.  

20-8:27     In His preparing the heavens I am there, In His decreeing a circle on the face of the deep,  

20-8:28     In His strengthening clouds above, In His making strong fountains of the deep,  

20-8:29     In His setting for the sea its limit, And the waters transgress not His command, In His decreeing the foundations of earth,  

20-8:30     Then I am near Him, a workman, And I am a delight--day by day. Rejoicing before Him at all times,  

20-8:31     Rejoicing in the habitable part of His earth, And my delights are with the sons of men.  

20-8:32     And now, ye sons, hearken to me, Yea, happy are they who keep my ways.  

20-8:33     Hear instruction, and be wise, and slight not.  

20-8:34     O the happiness of the man hearkening to me, To watch at my doors day by day, To watch at the door-posts of my entrance.  

20-8:35     For whoso is finding me, hath found life, And bringeth out good-will from Jehovah.  

20-8:36     And whoso is missing me, is wronging his soul, All hating me have loved death!  





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Proverbs 9:  

Chapter 9:18 Verses  

20 Proverbs  

(Young’s L.T. ) .  

20-9:1      Wisdom hath builded her house, She hath hewn out her pillars--seven.  

20-9:2      She hath slaughtered her slaughter, She hath mingled her wine, Yea, she hath arranged her table.  

20-9:3      She hath sent forth her damsels, She crieth on the tops of the high places of the city:  

20-9:4      `Who is simple? let him turn aside hither.' Whoso lacketh heart: she hath said to him,  

20-9:5      `Come, eat of my bread, And drink of the wine I have mingled.  

20-9:6      Forsake ye, the simple, and live, And be happy in the way of understanding.  

20-9:7      The instructor of a scorner Is receiving for it--shame, And a reprover of the wicked--his blemish.  

20-9:8      Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee, Give reproof to the wise, and he loveth thee.  

20-9:9      Give to the wise, and he is wiser still, Make known to the righteous, And he increaseth learning.  

20-9:10     The commencement of wisdom is the fear of Jehovah, And a knowledge of the Holy Ones is understanding.  

20-9:11     For by me do thy days multiply, And added to thee are years of life.  

20-9:12     If thou hast been wise, thou hast been wise for thyself, And thou hast scorned--thyself bearest it .  

20-9:13     A foolish woman is noisy, Simple, and hath not known what.  

20-9:14     And she hath sat at the opening of her house, On a throne--the high places of the city,  

20-9:15     To call to those passing by the way, Who are going straight on their paths.  

20-9:16     `Who is simple? let him turn aside hither.' And whoso lacketh heart--she said to him,  

20-9:17     `Stolen waters are sweet, And hidden bread is pleasant.'  

20-9:18     And he hath not known that Rephaim are there, In deep places of Sheol her invited ones!  





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Proverbs 10:  

Chapter 10:32 Verses  

20 Proverbs  

(Young’s L.T. ) .  

20-10:1     Proverbs of Solomon. A wise son causeth a father to rejoice, And a foolish son is an affliction to his mother.  

20-10:2     Treasures of wickedness profit not, And righteousness delivereth from death.  

20-10:3     Jehovah causeth not the soul of the righteous to hunger, And the desire of the wicked He thrusteth away.  

20-10:4     Poor is he who is working--a slothful hand, And the hand of the diligent maketh rich.  

20-10:5     Whoso is gathering in summer is a wise son, Whoso is sleeping in harvest is a son causing shame.  

20-10:6     Blessings are for the head of the righteous, And the mouth of the wicked cover doth violence.  

20-10:7     The remembrance of the righteous is for a blessing, And the name of the wicked doth rot.  

20-10:8     The wise in heart accepteth commands, And a talkative fool kicketh.  

20-10:9     Whoso is walking in integrity walketh confidently, And whoso is perverting his ways is known.  

20-10:10    Whoso is winking the eye giveth grief, And a talkative fool kicketh.  

20-10:11    A fountain of life is the mouth of the righteous, And the mouth of the wicked cover doth violence.  

20-10:12    Hatred awaketh contentions, And over all transgressions love covereth.  

20-10:13    In the lips of the intelligent is wisdom found, And a rod is for the back of him who is lacking understanding.  

20-10:14    The wise lay up knowledge, and the mouth of a fool is near ruin.  

20-10:15    The wealth of the rich is his strong city, The ruin of the poor is their poverty.  

20-10:16    The wage of the righteous is for life, The increase of the wicked for sin.  

20-10:17    A traveller to life is he who is keeping instruction, And whoso is forsaking rebuke is erring.  

20-10:18    Whoso is covering hatred with lying lips, And whoso is bringing out an evil report is a fool.  

20-10:19    In the abundance of words transgression ceaseth not, And whoso is restraining his lips is wise.  

20-10:20    The tongue of the righteous is chosen silver, The heart of the wicked--as a little thing.  

20-10:21    The lips of the righteous delight many, And fools for lack of heart die.  

20-10:22    The blessing of Jehovah--it maketh rich, And He addeth no grief with it.  

20-10:23    To execute inventions is as play to a fool, And wisdom to a man of understanding.  

20-10:24    The feared thing of the wicked it meeteth him, And the desire of the righteous is given.  

20-10:25    As the passing by of a hurricane, So the wicked is not, And the righteous is a foundation age-during.  

20-10:26    As vinegar to the teeth, And as smoke to the eyes, So is the slothful to those sending him.  

20-10:27    The fear of Jehovah addeth days, And the years of the wicked are shortened.  

20-10:28    The hope of the righteous is joyful, And the expectation of the wicked perisheth.  

20-10:29    The way of Jehovah is strength to the perfect, And ruin to workers of iniquity.  

20-10:30    The righteous to the age is not moved, And the wicked inhabit not the earth.  

20-10:31    The mouth of the righteous uttereth wisdom, And the tongue of frowardness is cut out.  

20-10:32    The lips of the righteous know a pleasing thing, And the mouth of the wicked perverseness!  





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Proverbs 11:  

Chapter 11:31 Verses  

20 Proverbs  

(Young’s L.T. ) .  

20-11:1     Balances of deceit are an abomination to Jehovah, And a perfect weight is His delight.  

20-11:2     Pride hath come, and shame cometh, And with the lowly is wisdom.  

20-11:3     The integrity of the upright leadeth them, And the perverseness of the treacherous destroyeth them.  

20-11:4     Wealth profiteth not in a day of wrath, And righteousness delivereth from death.  

20-11:5     The righteousness of the perfect maketh right his way, And by his wickedness doth the wicked fall.  

20-11:6     The righteousness of the upright delivereth them, And in mischief the treacherous are captured.  

20-11:7     In the death of a wicked man, hope perisheth, And the expectation of the iniquitous hath been lost.  

20-11:8     The righteous from distress is drawn out, And the wicked goeth in instead of him.  

20-11:9     With the mouth a hypocrite corrupteth his friend, And by knowledge the righteous are drawn out.  

20-11:10    In the good of the righteous a city exulteth, And in the destruction of the wicked is singing.  

20-11:11    By the blessing of the upright is a city exalted, And by the mouth of the wicked thrown down.  

20-11:12    Whoso is despising his neighbour lacketh heart, And a man of understanding keepeth silence.  

20-11:13    A busybody is revealing secret counsel, And the faithful of spirit is covering the matter.  

20-11:14    Without counsels do a people fall, And deliverance is in a multitude of counsellors.  

20-11:15    Evil one suffereth when he hath been surety for a stranger, And whoso is hating suretyship is confident.  

20-11:16    A gracious woman retaineth honour, And terrible men retain riches.  

20-11:17    A kind man is rewarding his own soul, And the fierce is troubling his own flesh.  

20-11:18    The wicked is getting a lying wage, And whoso is sowing righteousness--a true reward.  

20-11:19    Rightly is righteousness for life, And whoso is pursuing evil--for his own death.  

20-11:20    An abomination to Jehovah are the perverse of heart, And the perfect of the way are His delight.  

20-11:21    Hand to hand, the wicked is not acquitted, And the seed of the righteous hath escaped.  

20-11:22    A ring of gold in the nose of a sow--A fair woman and stubborn of behaviour.  

20-11:23    The desire of the righteous is only good, The hope of the wicked is transgression.  

20-11:24    There is who is scattering, and yet is increased, And who is keeping back from uprightness, only to want.  

20-11:25    A liberal soul is made fat, And whoso is watering, he also is watered.  

20-11:26    Whoso is withholding corn, the people execrate him, And a blessing is for the head of him who is selling.  

20-11:27    Whoso is earnestly seeking good Seeketh a pleasing thing, And whoso is seeking evil--it meeteth him.  

20-11:28    Whoso is confident in his wealth he falleth, And as a leaf, the righteous flourish.  

20-11:29    Whoso is troubling his own house inheriteth wind, And a servant is the fool to the wise of heart.  

20-11:30    The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, And whoso is taking souls is wise.  

20-11:31    Lo, the righteous in the earth is recompensed, Surely also the wicked and the sinner!  





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Proverbs 12:  

Chapter 12:28 Verses  

20 Proverbs  

(Young’s L.T. ) .  

20-12:1     Whoso is loving instruction, is loving knowledge, And whoso is hating reproof is brutish.  

20-12:2     The good bringeth forth favour from Jehovah, And the man of wicked devices He condemneth.  

20-12:3     A man is not established by wickedness, And the root of the righteous is not moved.  

20-12:4     A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband, And as rottenness in his bones is one causing shame.  

20-12:5     The thoughts of the righteous are justice, The counsels of the wicked--deceit.  

20-12:6     The words of the wicked are : `Lay wait for blood,' And the mouth of the upright delivereth them.  

20-12:7     Overthrow the wicked, and they are not, And the house of the righteous standeth.  

20-12:8     According to his wisdom is a man praised, And the perverted of heart becometh despised.  

20-12:9     Better is the lightly esteemed who hath a servant, Than the self-honoured who lacketh bread.  

20-12:10    The righteous knoweth the life of his beast, And the mercies of the wicked are cruel.  

20-12:11    Whoso is tilling the ground is satisfied with bread, And whoso is pursuing vanities is lacking heart,  

20-12:12    The wicked hath desired the net of evil doers, And the root of the righteous giveth.  

20-12:13    In transgression of the lips is the snare of the wicked, And the righteous goeth out from distress.  

20-12:14    From the fruit of the mouth is one satisfied with good, And the deed of man's hands returneth to him.  

20-12:15    The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, And whoso is hearkening to counsel is wise.  

20-12:16    The fool--in a day is his anger known, And the prudent is covering shame.  

20-12:17    Whoso uttereth faithfulness declareth righteousness, And a false witness--deceit.  

20-12:18    A rash speaker is like piercings of a sword, And the tongue of the wise is healing.  

20-12:19    The lip of truth is established for ever, And for a moment--a tongue of falsehood.  

20-12:20    Deceit is in the heart of those devising evil, And to those counselling peace is joy.  

20-12:21    No iniquity is desired by the righteous, And the wicked have been full of evil.  

20-12:22    An abomination to Jehovah are lying lips, And stedfast doers are his delight.  

20-12:23    A prudent man is concealing knowledge, And the heart of fools proclaimeth folly.  

20-12:24    The hand of the diligent ruleth, And slothfulness becometh tributary.  

20-12:25    Sorrow in the heart of a man boweth down, And a good word maketh him glad.  

20-12:26    The righteous searcheth his companion, And the way of the wicked causeth them to err.  

20-12:27    The slothful roasteth not his hunting, And the wealth of a diligent man is precious.  

20-12:28    In the path of righteousness is life, And in the way of that path is no death!  





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Proverbs 13:  

Chapter 13:25 Verses  

20 Proverbs  

(Young’s L.T. ) .  

20-13:1     A wise son--the instruction of a father, And a scorner--he hath not heard rebuke.  

20-13:2     From the fruit of the mouth a man eateth good, And the soul of the treacherous--violence.  

20-13:3     Whoso is keeping his mouth, is keeping his soul, Whoso is opening wide his lips--ruin to him!  

20-13:4     The soul of the slothful is desiring, and hath not. And the soul of the diligent is made fat.  

20-13:5     A false word the righteous hateth, And the wicked causeth abhorrence, and is confounded.  

20-13:6     Righteousness keepeth him who is perfect in