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Proverbs 1:

Chapter 1:33 Verses

20 Proverbs

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 unto 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 shall be an ornament of grace unto 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; which taketh away the life of the owners thereof.

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 unto you, I will make known my words unto you.

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 nought all my counsel, and would none of 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 would none of 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 whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil.

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Proverbs 2:

Chapter 2:22 Verses

20 Proverbs

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

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

20-2:3.†††† Yea, 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; yea, every good path.

20-2:10.††† When wisdom entereth into thine heart, and knowledge is pleasant unto 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 which flattereth with her words;

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

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

20-2:19.††† None that go unto her return again, neither take they 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

20-3:1.†††† My son, forget not my law; but let thine 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 thine heart:

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

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

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

20-3:7.†††† Be not wise in thine 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.†††† Honour the LORD with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine 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 thereof than fine gold.

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

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

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 thine eyes: keep sound wisdom and discretion:

20-3:22.††† So shall they be life unto 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: yea, 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 shall be thy confidence, and shall 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 thine hand to do it.

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

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

20-3:30.††† Strive not with a man without cause, if he have 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 unto 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

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 fatherís son, tender and only beloved in the sight of my mother.

20-4:4.†††† He taught me also, and said unto me, Let thine 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 honour, when thou dost embrace her.

20-4:9.†††† She shall give to thine 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 unto 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 thine ear unto my sayings.

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

20-4:22.††† For they are life unto 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 thine eyes look right on, and let thine 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

20-5:1.†††† My son, attend unto my wisdom, and bow thine 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 an honeycomb, and her mouth is smoother than oil:

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

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

20-5:6.†††† Lest thou shouldest ponder the path of life, her ways are moveable, 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 thine honour unto others, and thy years unto the cruel:

20-5:10.††† Lest strangers be filled with thy wealth; and thy labours 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 mine 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 thine own cistern, and running waters out of thine 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 thine own, and not strangersí 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 holden 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

20-6:1.†††† My son, if thou be 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 thine eyes, nor slumber to thine 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 meat 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 travelleth, 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: yea, seven are an abomination unto him:

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

20-6:18.††† An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief,

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

20-6:20.††† My son, keep thy fatherís commandment, and forsake not the law of thy mother:

20-6:21.††† Bind them continually upon thine 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 thine heart; neither let her take thee with her eyelids.

20-6:26.††† For by means of a whorish 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 neighbourís wife; whosoever toucheth her shall not be innocent.

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

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

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

20-6:33.††† A wound and dishonour 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

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 thine eye.

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

20-7:4.†††† Say unto 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 an 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 unto him,

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

20-7:15.††† Therefore came I 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 goodman 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 forced him.

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

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

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

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

20-7:26.††† For she hath cast down many wounded: yea, 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

20-8:1.†††† Doth not wisdom cry?

††††††††††† and understanding put forth her voice?

20-8:2.†††† She standeth in 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 coming in at the doors.

20-8:4.†††† Unto 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 witty inventions.

20-8:13.††† The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, 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 honour are with me; yea, durable riches and righteousness.

20-8:19.††† My fruit is better than gold, yea, 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 unto 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 whoso findeth me findeth life, and shall obtain favour of 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

20-9:1.†††† Wisdom hath builded 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.†††† Whoso 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 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 be 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.††† Whoso 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

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 rot.

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 manís wealth is his strong city: the destruction of the poor is their poverty.

20-10:16.†† The labour 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 refraineth 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

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.††† An hypocrite with his mouth destroyeth his neighbour: but through knowledge shall the just be delivered.

20-11:10.†† When it goeth well with the righteous, 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 neighbour: but a man of understanding holdeth his peace.

20-11:13.†† A talebearer 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 counsellors 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 honour: 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 swineís snout, so is a fair woman which 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 favour: but he that seeketh mischief, it shall come unto 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 in the earth: much more the wicked and the sinner.

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Proverbs 12:

Chapter 12:28 Verses

20 Proverbs

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

20-12:2.††† A good man obtaineth favour of the LORD: but a man of wicked devices will he 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 honoureth himself, and lacketh 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 recompence of a manís hands shall be rendered unto him.

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

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

20-12:17.†† He that speaketh truth sheweth 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 counsellors 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 abomination to the LORD: but they that deal truly are his delight.

20-12:23.†† A prudent man concealeth knowledge: but the heart of fools proclaimeth foolishness.

20-12:24.†† The hand of the diligent shall bear rule: but the slothful shall be under tribute.

20-12:25.†† Heaviness in the heart of man maketh it stoop: but a good word maketh it glad.

20-12:26.†† The righteous is more excellent than his neighbour: but the way of the wicked seduceth them.

20-12:27.†† The slothful man roasteth not that which he took in hunting: but the substance of a diligent man is precious.

20-12:28.†† In the way of righteousness is life; and in the pathway thereof there is no death.

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Proverbs 13:

Chapter 13:25 Verses

20 Proverbs

20-13:1.††† A wise son heareth his fatherís instruction: but a scorner heareth not rebuke.

20-13:2.††† A man shall eat good by the fruit of his mouth: but the soul of the transgressors shall eat violence.

20-13:3.††† He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life: but he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction.

20-13:4.††† The soul of the sluggard desireth, and hath nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.

20-13:5.††† A righteous man hateth lying: but a wicked man is loathsome, and cometh to shame.

20-13:6.††† Righteousness keepeth him that is upright in the way: but wickedness overthroweth the sinner.

20-13:7.††† There is that maketh himself rich, yet hath nothing: there is that maketh himself poor, yet hath great riches.

20-13:8.††† The ransom of a manís life are his riches: but the poor heareth not rebuke.

20-13:9.††† The light of the righteous rejoiceth: but the lamp of the wicked shall be put out.

20-13:10.†† Only by pride cometh contention: but with the well advised is wisdom.

20-13:11.†† Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished: but he that gathereth by labour shall increase.

20-13:12.†† Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life.

20-13:13.†† Whoso despiseth the word shall be destroyed: but he that feareth the commandment shall be rewarded.

20-13:14.†† The law of the wise is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.

20-13:15.†† Good understanding giveth favour: but the way of transgressors is hard.

20-13:16.†† Every prudent man dealeth with knowledge: but a fool layeth open his folly.

20-13:17.†† A wicked messenger falleth into mischief: but a faithful ambassador is health.

20-13:18.†† Poverty and shame shall be to him that refuseth instruction: but he that regardeth reproof shall be honoured.

20-13:19.†† The desire accomplished is sweet to the soul: but it is abomination to fools to depart from evil.

20-13:20.†† He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.

20-13:21.†† Evil pursueth sinners: but to the righteous good shall be repayed.

20-13:22.†† A good man leaveth an inheritance to his childrenís children: and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just.

20-13:23.†† Much food is in the tillage of the poor: but there is that is destroyed for want of judgment.

20-13:24.†† He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes.

20-13:25.†† The righteous eateth to the satisfying of his soul: but the belly of the wicked shall want.

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Proverbs 14:

Chapter 14:35 Verses

20 Proverbs

20-14:1.††† Every wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands.

20-14:2.††† He that walketh in his uprightness feareth the LORD: but he that is perverse in his ways despiseth him.

20-14:3.††† In the mouth of the foolish is a rod of pride: but the lips of the wise shall preserve them.

20-14:4.††† Where no oxen are, the crib is clean: but much increase is by the strength of the ox.

20-14:5.††† A faithful witness will not lie: but a false witness will utter lies.

20-14:6.††† A scorner seeketh wisdom, and findeth it not: but knowledge is easy unto him that understandeth.

20-14:7.††† Go from the presence of a foolish man, when thou perceivest not in him the lips of knowledge.

20-14:8.††† The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way: but the folly of fools is deceit.

20-14:9.††† Fools make a mock at sin: but among the righteous there is favour.

20-14:10.†† The heart knoweth his own bitterness; and a stranger doth not intermeddle with his joy.

20-14:11.†† The house of the wicked shall be overthrown: but the tabernacle of the upright shall flourish.

20-14:12.†† There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.

20-14:13.†† Even in laughter the heart is sorrowful; and the end of that mirth is heaviness.

20-14:14.†† The backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways: and a good man shall be satisfied from himself.

20-14:15.†† The simple believeth every word: but the prudent man looketh well to his going.

20-14:16.†† A wise man feareth, and departeth from evil: but the fool rageth, and is confident.

20-14:17.†† He that is soon angry dealeth foolishly: and a man of wicked devices is hated.

20-14:18.†† The simple inherit folly: but the prudent are crowned with knowledge.

20-14:19.†† The evil bow before the good; and the wicked at the gates of the righteous.

20-14:20.†† The poor is hated even of his own neighbour: but the rich hath many friends.

20-14:21.†† He that despiseth his neighbour sinneth: but he that hath mercy on the poor, happy is he.

20-14:22.†† Do they not err that devise evil?

††††††††††† but mercy and truth shall be to them that devise good.

20-14:23.†† In all labour there is profit: but the talk of the lips tendeth only to penury.

20-14:24.†† The crown of the wise is their riches: but the foolishness of fools is folly.

20-14:25.†† A true witness delivereth souls: but a deceitful witness speaketh lies.

20-14:26.†† In the fear of the LORD is strong confidence: and his children shall have a place of refuge.

20-14:27.†† The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.

20-14:28.†† In the multitude of people is the kingís honour: but in the want of people is the destruction of the prince.

20-14:29.†† He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding: but he that is hasty of spirit exalteth folly.

20-14:30.†† A sound heart is the life of the flesh: but envy the rottenness of the bones.

20-14:31.†† He that oppresseth the poor reproacheth his Maker: but he that honoureth him hath mercy on the poor.

20-14:32.†† The wicked is driven away in his wickedness: but the righteous hath hope in his death.

20-14:33.†† Wisdom resteth in the heart of him that hath understanding: but that which is in the midst of fools is made known.

20-14:34.†† Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people.

20-14:35.†† The kingís favour is toward a wise servant: but his wrath is against him that causeth shame.

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Proverbs 15:

Chapter 15:33 Verses

20 Proverbs

20-15:1.††† A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.

20-15:2.††† The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness.

20-15:3.††† The eyes of the LORD are in every place, beholding the evil and the good.

20-15:4.††† A wholesome tongue is a tree of life: but perverseness therein is a breach in the spirit.

20-15:5.††† A fool despiseth his fatherís instruction: but he that regardeth reproof is prudent.

20-15:6.††† In the house of the righteous is much treasure: but in the revenues of the wicked is trouble.

20-15:7.††† The lips of the wise disperse knowledge: but the heart of the foolish doeth not so.

20-15:8.††† The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD: but the prayer of the upright is his delight.

20-15:9.††† The way of the wicked is an abomination unto the LORD: but he loveth him that followeth after righteousness.

20-15:10.†† Correction is grievous unto him that forsaketh the way: and he that hateth reproof shall die.

20-15:11.†† Hell and destruction are before the LORD: how much more then the hearts of the children of men?

20-15:12.†† A scorner loveth not one that reproveth him: neither will he go unto the wise.

20-15:13.†† A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken.

20-15:14.†† The heart of him that hath understanding seeketh knowledge: but the mouth of fools feedeth on foolishness.

20-15:15.†† All the days of the afflicted are evil: but he that is of a merry heart hath a continual feast.

20-15:16.†† Better is little with the fear of the LORD than great treasure and trouble therewith.

20-15:17.†† Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a stalled ox and hatred therewith.

20-15:18.†† A wrathful man stirreth up strife: but he that is slow to anger appeaseth strife.

20-15:19.†† The way of the slothful man is as an hedge of thorns: but the way of the righteous is made plain.

20-15:20.†† A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish man despiseth his mother.

20-15:21.†† Folly is joy to him that is destitute of wisdom: but a man of understanding walketh uprightly.

20-15:22.†† Without counsel purposes are disappointed: but in the multitude of counsellors they are established.

20-15:23.†† A man hath joy by the answer of his mouth: and a word spoken in due season, how good is it!

20-15:24.†† The way of life is above to the wise, that he may depart from hell beneath.

20-15:25.†† The LORD will destroy the house of the proud: but he will establish the border of the widow.

20-15:26.†† The thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to the LORD: but the words of the pure are pleasant words.

20-15:27.†† He that is greedy of gain troubleth his own house; but he that hateth gifts shall live.

20-15:28.†† The heart of the righteous studieth to answer: but the mouth of the wicked poureth out evil things.

20-15:29.†† The LORD is far from the wicked: but he heareth the prayer of the righteous.

20-15:30.†† The light of the eyes rejoiceth the heart: and a good report maketh the bones fat.

20-15:31.†† The ear that heareth the reproof of life abideth among the wise.

20-15:32.†† He that refuseth instruction despiseth his own soul: but he that heareth reproof getteth understanding.

20-15:33.†† The fear of the LORD is the instruction of wisdom; and before honour is humility.

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Proverbs 16:

Chapter 16:33 Verses

20 Proverbs

20-16:1.††† The preparations of the heart in man, and the answer of the tongue, is from the LORD.

20-16:2.††† All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; but the LORD weigheth the spirits.

20-16:3.††† Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established.

20-16:4.††† The LORD hath made all things for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil.

20-16:5.††† Every one that is proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD: though hand join in hand, he shall not be unpunished.

20-16:6.††† By mercy and truth iniquity is purged: and by the fear of the LORD men depart from evil.

20-16:7.††† When a manís ways please the LORD, he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him.

20-16:8.††† Better is a little with righteousness than great revenues without right.

20-16:9.††† A manís heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps.

20-16:10.†† A divine sentence is in the lips of the king: his mouth transgresseth not in judgment.

20-16:11.†† A just weight and balance are the Lordís: all the weights of the bag are his work.

20-16:12.†† It is an abomination to kings to commit wickedness: for the throne is established by righteousness.

20-16:13.†† Righteous lips are the delight of kings; and they love him that speaketh right.

20-16:14.†† The wrath of a king is as messengers of death: but a wise man will pacify it.

20-16:15.†† In the light of the kingís countenance is life; and his favour is as a cloud of the latter rain.

20-16:16.†† How much better is it to get wisdom than gold!

††††††††††† and to get understanding rather to be chosen than silver!

20-16:17.†† The highway of the upright is to depart from evil: he that keepeth his way preserveth his soul.

20-16:18.†† Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.

20-16:19.†† Better it is to be of an humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud.

20-16:20.†† He that handleth a matter wisely shall find good: and whoso trusteth in the LORD, happy is he.

20-16:21.†† The wise in heart shall be called prudent: and the sweetness of the lips increaseth learning.

20-16:22.†† Understanding is a wellspring of life unto him that hath it: but the instruction of fools is folly.

20-16:23.†† The heart of the wise teacheth his mouth, and addeth learning to his lips.

20-16:24.†† Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.

20-16:25.†† There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.

20-16:26.†† He that laboureth laboureth for himself; for his mouth craveth it of him.

20-16:27.†† An ungodly man diggeth up evil: and in his lips there is as a burning fire.

20-16:28.†† A froward man soweth strife: and a whisperer separateth chief friends.

20-16:29.†† A violent man enticeth his neighbour, and leadeth him into the way that is not good.

20-16:30.†† He shutteth his eyes to devise froward things: moving his lips he bringeth evil to pass.

20-16:31.†† The hoary head is a crown of glory, if it be found in the way of righteousness.

20-16:32.†† He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.

20-16:33.†† The lot is cast into the lap; but the whole disposing thereof is of the LORD.

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Proverbs 17:

Chapter 17:28 Verses

20 Proverbs

20-17:1.††† Better is a dry morsel, and quietness therewith, than an house full of sacrifices with strife.

20-17:2.††† A wise servant shall have rule over a son that causeth shame, and shall have part of the inheritance among the brethren.

20-17:3.††† The fining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold: but the LORD trieth the hearts.

20-17:4.††† A wicked doer giveth heed to false lips; and a liar giveth ear to a naughty tongue.

20-17:5.††† Whoso mocketh the poor reproacheth his Maker: and he that is glad at calamities shall not be unpunished.

20-17:6.††† Childrenís children are the crown of old men; and the glory of children are their fathers.

20-17:7.††† Excellent speech becometh not a fool: much less do lying lips a prince.

20-17:8.††† A gift is as a precious stone in the eyes of him that hath it: whithersoever it turneth, it prospereth.

20-17:9.††† He that covereth a transgression seeketh love; but he that repeateth a matter separateth very friends.

20-17:10.†† A reproof entereth more into a wise man than an hundred stripes into a fool.

20-17:11.†† An evil man seeketh only rebellion: therefore a cruel messenger shall be sent against him.

20-17:12.†† Let a bear robbed of her whelps meet a man, rather than a fool in his folly.

20-17:13.†† Whoso rewardeth evil for good, evil shall not depart from his house.

20-17:14.†† The beginning of strife is as when one letteth out water: therefore leave off contention, before it be meddled with.

20-17:15.†† He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, even they both are abomination to the LORD.

20-17:16.†† Wherefore is there a price in the hand of a fool to get wisdom, seeing he hath no heart to it?

20-17:17.†† A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.

20-17:18.†† A man void of understanding striketh hands, and becometh surety in the presence of his friend.

20-17:19.†† He loveth transgression that loveth strife: and he that exalteth his gate seeketh destruction.

20-17:20.†† He that hath a froward heart findeth no good: and he that hath a perverse tongue falleth into mischief.

20-17:21.†† He that begetteth a fool doeth it to his sorrow: and the father of a fool hath no joy.

20-17:22.†† A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.

20-17:23.†† A wicked man taketh a gift out of the bosom to pervert the ways of judgment.

20-17:24.†† Wisdom is before him that hath understanding; but the eyes of a fool are in the ends of the earth.

20-17:25.†† A foolish son is a grief to his father, and bitterness to her that bare him.

20-17:26.†† Also to punish the just is not good, nor to strike princes for equity.

20-17:27.†† He that hath knowledge spareth his words: and a man of understanding is of an excellent spirit.

20-17:28.†† Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.

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Proverbs 18:

Chapter 18:24 Verses

20 Proverbs

20-18:1.††† Through desire a man, having separated himself, seeketh and intermeddleth with all wisdom.

20-18:2.††† A fool hath no delight in understanding, but that his heart may discover itself.

20-18:3.††† When the wicked cometh, then cometh also contempt, and with ignominy reproach.

20-18:4.††† The words of a manís mouth are as deep waters, and the wellspring of wisdom as a flowing brook.

20-18:5.††† It is not good to accept the person of the wicked, to overthrow the righteous in judgment.

20-18:6.††† A foolís lips enter into contention, and his mouth calleth for strokes.

20-18:7.††† A foolís mouth is his destruction, and his lips are the snare of his soul.

20-18:8.††† The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.

20-18:9.††† He also that is slothful in his work is brother to him that is a great waster.

20-18:10.†† The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe.

20-18:11.†† The rich manís wealth is his strong city, and as an high wall in his own conceit.

20-18:12.†† Before destruction the heart of man is haughty, and before honour is humility.

20-18:13.†† He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him.

20-18:14.†† The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity; but a wounded spirit who can bear?

20-18:15.†† The heart of the prudent getteth knowledge; and the ear of the wise seeketh knowledge.

20-18:16.†† A manís gift maketh room for him, and bringeth him before great men.

20-18:17.†† He that is first in his own cause seemeth just; but his neighbour cometh and searcheth him.

20-18:18.†† The lot causeth contentions to cease, and parteth between the mighty.

20-18:19.†† A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city: and their contentions are like the bars of a castle.

20-18:20.†† A manís belly shall be satisfied with the fruit of his mouth; and with the increase of his lips shall he be filled.

20-18:21.†† Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.

20-18:22.†† Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the LORD.

20-18:23.†† The poor useth intreaties; but the rich answereth roughly.

20-18:24.†† A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.

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Proverbs 19:

Chapter 19:29 Verses

20 Proverbs

20-19:1.††† Better is the poor that walketh in his integrity, than he that is perverse in his lips, and is a fool.

20-19:2.††† Also, that the soul be without knowledge, it is not good; and he that hasteth with his feet sinneth.

20-19:3.††† The foolishness of man perverteth his way: and his heart fretteth against the LORD.

20-19:4.††† Wealth maketh many friends; but the poor is separated from his neighbour.

20-19:5.††† A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall not escape.

20-19:6.††† Many will intreat the favour of the prince: and every man is a friend to him that giveth gifts.

20-19:7.††† All the brethren of the poor do hate him: how much more do his friends go far from him?

††††††††††† he pursueth them with words, yet they are wanting to him.

20-19:8.††† He that getteth wisdom loveth his own soul: he that keepeth understanding shall find good.

20-19:9.††† A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall perish.

20-19:10.†† Delight is not seemly for a fool; much less for a servant to have rule over princes.

20-19:11.†† The discretion of a man deferreth his anger; and it is his glory to pass over a transgression.

20-19:12.†† The kingís wrath is as the roaring of a lion; but his favour is as dew upon the grass.

20-19:13.†† A foolish son is the calamity of his father: and the contentions of a wife are a continual dropping.

20-19:14.†† House and riches are the inheritance of fathers: and a prudent wife is from the LORD.

20-19:15.†† Slothfulness casteth into a deep sleep; and an idle soul shall suffer hunger.

20-19:16.†† He that keepeth the commandment keepeth his own soul; but he that despiseth his ways shall die.

20-19:17.†† He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the LORD; and that which he hath given will he pay him again.

20-19:18.†† Chasten thy son while there is hope, and let not thy soul spare for his crying.

20-19:19.†† A man of great wrath shall suffer punishment: for if thou deliver him, yet thou must do it again.

20-19:20.†† Hear counsel, and receive instruction, that thou mayest be wise in thy latter end.

20-19:21.†† There are many devices in a manís heart; nevertheless the counsel of the LORD, that shall stand.

20-19:22.†† The desire of a man is his kindness: and a poor man is better than a liar.

20-19:23.†† The fear of the LORD tendeth to life: and he that hath it shall abide satisfied; he shall not be visited with evil.

20-19:24.†† A slothful man hideth his hand in his bosom, and will not so much as bring it to his mouth again.

20-19:25.†† Smite a scorner, and the simple will beware: and reprove one that hath understanding, and he will understand knowledge.

20-19:26.†† He that wasteth his father, and chaseth away his mother, is a son that causeth shame, and bringeth reproach.

20-19:27.†† Cease, my son, to hear the instruction that causeth to err from the words of knowledge.

20-19:28.†† An ungodly witness scorneth judgment: and the mouth of the wicked devoureth iniquity.

20-19:29.†† Judgments are prepared for scorners, and stripes for the back of fools.

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Proverbs 20:

Chapter 20:30 Verses

20 Proverbs

20-20:1.††† Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.

20-20:2.††† The fear of a king is as the roaring of a lion: whoso provoketh him to anger sinneth against his own soul.

20-20:3.††† It is an honour for a man to cease from strife: but every fool will be meddling.

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

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

20-20:6.††† Most men will proclaim every one his own goodness: but a faithful man who can find?

20-20:7.††† The just man walketh in his integrity: his children are blessed after him.

20-20:8.††† A king that sitteth in the throne of judgment scattereth away all evil with his eyes.

20-20:9.††† Who can say, I have made my heart clean, I am pure from my sin?

20-20:10.†† Divers weights, and divers measures, both of them are alike abomination to the LORD.

20-20:11.†† Even a child is known by his doings, whether his work be pure, and whether it be right.

20-20:12.†† The hearing ear, and the seeing eye, the LORD hath made even both of them.

20-20:13.†† Love not sleep, lest thou come to poverty; open thine eyes, and thou shalt be satisfied with bread.

20-20:14.†† It is naught, it is naught, saith the buyer: but when he is gone his way, then he boasteth.

20-20:15.†† There is gold, and a multitude of rubies: but the lips of knowledge are a precious jewel.

20-20:16.†† Take his garment that is surety for a stranger: and take a pledge of him for a strange woman.

20-20:17.†† Bread of deceit is sweet to a man; but afterwards his mouth shall be filled with gravel.

20-20:18.†† Every purpose is established by counsel: and with good advice make war.

20-20:19.†† He that goeth about as a talebearer revealeth secrets: therefore meddle not with him that flattereth with his lips.

20-20:20.†† Whoso curseth his father or his mother, his lamp shall be put out in obscure darkness.

20-20:21.†† An inheritance may be gotten hastily at the beginning; but the end thereof shall not be blessed.

20-20:22.†† Say not thou, I will recompense evil; but wait on the LORD, and he shall save thee.

20-20:23.†† Divers weights are an abomination unto the LORD; and a false balance is not good.

20-20:24.†† Manís goings are of the LORD; how can a man then understand his own way?

20-20:25.†† It is a snare to the man who devoureth that which is holy, and after vows to make enquiry.

20-20:26.†† A wise king scattereth the wicked, and bringeth the wheel over them.

20-20:27.†† The spirit of man is the candle of the LORD, searching all the inward parts of the belly.

20-20:28.†† Mercy and truth preserve the king: and his throne is upholden by mercy.

20-20:29.†† The glory of young men is their strength: and the beauty of old men is the gray head.

20-20:30.†† The blueness of a wound cleanseth away evil: so do stripes the inward parts of the belly.

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Proverbs 21:

Chapter 21:31 Verses

20 Proverbs

20-21:1.††† The kingís heart is in the hand of the LORD, as the rivers of water: he turneth it whithersoever he will.

20-21:2.††† Every way of a man is right in his own eyes: but the LORD pondereth the hearts.

20-21:3.††† To do justice and judgment is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice.

20-21:4.††† An high look, and a proud heart, and the plowing of the wicked, is sin.

20-21:5.††† The thoughts of the diligent tend only to plenteousness; but of every one that is hasty only to want.

20-21:6.††† The getting of treasures by a lying tongue is a vanity tossed to and fro of them that seek death.

20-21:7.††† The robbery of the wicked shall destroy them; because they refuse to do judgment.

20-21:8.††† The way of man is froward and strange: but as for the pure, his work is right.

20-21:9.††† It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman in a wide house.

20-21:10.†† The soul of the wicked desireth evil: his neighbour findeth no favour in his eyes.

20-21:11.†† When the scorner is punished, the simple is made wise: and when the wise is instructed, he receiveth knowledge.

20-21:12.†† The righteous man wisely considereth the house of the wicked: but God overthroweth the wicked for their wickedness.

20-21:13.†† Whoso stoppeth his ears at the cry of the poor, he also shall cry himself, but shall not be heard.

20-21:14.†† A gift in secret pacifieth anger: and a reward in the bosom strong wrath.

20-21:15.†† It is joy to the just to do judgment: but destruction shall be to the workers of iniquity.

20-21:16.†† The man that wandereth out of the way of understanding shall remain in the congregation of the dead.

20-21:17.†† He that loveth pleasure shall be a poor man: he that loveth wine and oil shall not be rich.

20-21:18.†† The wicked shall be a ransom for the righteous, and the transgressor for the upright.

20-21:19.†† It is better to dwell in the wilderness, than with a contentious and an angry woman.

20-21:20.†† There is treasure to be desired and oil in the dwelling of the wise; but a foolish man spendeth it up.

20-21:21.†† He that followeth after righteousness and mercy findeth life, righteousness, and honour.

20-21:22.†† A wise man scaleth the city of the mighty, and casteth down the strength of the confidence thereof.

20-21:23.†† Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles.

20-21:24.†† Proud and haughty scorner is his name, who dealeth in proud wrath.

20-21:25.†† The desire of the slothful killeth him; for his hands refuse to labour.

20-21:26.†† He coveteth greedily all the day long: but the righteous giveth and spareth not.

20-21:27.†† The sacrifice of the wicked is abomination: how much more, when he bringeth it with a wicked mind?

20-21:28.†† A false witness shall perish: but the man that heareth speaketh constantly.

20-21:29.†† A wicked man hardeneth his face: but as for the upright, he directeth his way.

20-21:30.†† There is no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel against the LORD.

20-21:31.†† The horse is prepared against the day of battle: but safety is of the LORD.

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Proverbs 22:

Chapter 22:29 Verses

20 Proverbs

20-22:1.††† A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favour rather than silver and gold.

20-22:2.††† The rich and poor meet together: the LORD is the maker of them all.

20-22:3.††† A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished.

20-22:4.††† By humility and the fear of the LORD are riches, and honour, and life.

20-22:5.††† Thorns and snares are in the way of the froward: he that doth keep his soul shall be far from them.

20-22:6.††† Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.

20-22:7.††† The rich ruleth over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.

20-22:8.††† He that soweth iniquity shall reap vanity: and the rod of his anger shall fail.

20-22:9.††† He that hath a bountiful eye shall be blessed; for he giveth of his bread to the poor.

20-22:10.†† Cast out the scorner, and contention shall go out; yea, strife and reproach shall cease.

20-22:11.†† He that loveth pureness of heart, for the grace of his lips the king shall be his friend.

20-22:12.†† The eyes of the LORD preserve knowledge, and he overthroweth the words of the transgressor.

20-22:13.†† The slothful man saith, There is a lion without, I shall be slain in the streets.

20-22:14.†† The mouth of strange women is a deep pit: he that is abhorred of the LORD shall fall therein.

20-22:15.†† Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him.

20-22:16.†† He that oppresseth the poor to increase his riches, and he that giveth to the rich, shall surely come to want.

20-22:17.†† Bow down thine ear, and hear the words of the wise, and apply thine heart unto my knowledge.

20-22:18.†† For it is a pleasant thing if thou keep them within thee; they shall withal be fitted in thy lips.

20-22:19.†† That thy trust may be in the LORD, I have made known to thee this day, even to thee.

20-22:20.†† Have not I written to thee excellent things in counsels and knowledge,

20-22:21.†† That I might make thee know the certainty of the words of truth; that thou mightest answer the words of truth to them that send unto thee?

20-22:22.†† Rob not the poor, because he is poor: neither oppress the afflicted in the gate:

20-22:23.†† For the LORD will plead their cause, and spoil the soul of those that spoiled them.

20-22:24.†† Make no friendship with an angry man; and with a furious man thou shalt not go:

20-22:25.†† Lest thou learn his ways, and get a snare to thy soul.

20-22:26.†† Be not thou one of them that strike hands, or of them that are sureties for debts.

20-22:27.†† If thou hast nothing to pay, why should he take away thy bed from under thee?

20-22:28.†† Remove not the ancient landmark, which thy fathers have set.

20-22:29.†† Seest thou a man diligent in his business?

††††††††††† he shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men.

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Proverbs 23:

Chapter 23:35 Verses

20 Proverbs

20-23:1.††† When thou sittest to eat with a ruler, consider diligently what is before thee:

20-23:2.††† And put a knife to thy throat, if thou be a man given to appetite.

20-23:3.††† Be not desirous of his dainties: for they are deceitful meat.

20-23:4.††† Labour not to be rich: cease from thine own wisdom.

20-23:5.††† Wilt thou set thine eyes upon that which is not?

††††††††††† for riches certainly make themselves wings; they fly away as an eagle toward heaven.

20-23:6.††† Eat thou not the bread of him that hath an evil eye, neither desire thou his dainty meats:

20-23:7.††† For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee.

20-23:8.††† The morsel which thou hast eaten shalt thou vomit up, and lose thy sweet words.

20-23:9.††† Speak not in the ears of a fool: for he will despise the wisdom of thy words.

20-23:10.†† Remove not the old landmark; and enter not into the fields of the fatherless:

20-23:11.†† For their redeemer is mighty; he shall plead their cause with thee.

20-23:12.†† Apply thine heart unto instruction, and thine ears to the words of knowledge.

20-23:13.†† Withhold not correction from the child: for if thou beatest him with the rod, he shall not die.

20-23:14.†† Thou shalt beat him with the rod, and shalt deliver his soul from hell.

20-23:15.†† My son, if thine heart be wise, my heart shall rejoice, even mine.

20-23:16.†† Yea, my reins shall rejoice, when thy lips speak right things.

20-23:17.†† Let not thine heart envy sinners: but be thou in the fear of the LORD all the day long.

20-23:18.†† For surely there is an end; and thine expectation shall not be cut off.

20-23:19.†† Hear thou, my son, and be wise, and guide thine heart in the way.

20-23:20.†† Be not among winebibbers; among riotous eaters of flesh:

20-23:21.†† For the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty: and drowsiness shall clothe a man with rags.

20-23:22.†† Hearken unto thy father that begat thee, and despise not thy mother when she is old.