Proverbs Chapter 20The Holy Bible, King James Version
20:1Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.
20:2The fear of a king is as the roaring of a lion: whoso provoketh him to anger sinneth against his own soul.
20:3It is an honour for a man to cease from strife: but every fool will be meddling.
20:4The sluggard will not plow by reason of the cold; therefore shall he beg in harvest, and have nothing.
20:5Counsel in the heart of man is like deep water; but a man of understanding will draw it out.
20:6Most men will proclaim every one his own goodness: but a faithful man who can find?
20:7The just man walketh in his integrity: his children are blessed after him.
20:8A king that sitteth in the throne of judgment scattereth away all evil with his eyes.
20:9Who can say, I have made my heart clean, I am pure from my sin?
20:10Divers weights, and divers measures, both of them are alike abomination to the LORD.
20:11Even a child is known by his doings, whether his work be pure, and whether it be right.
20:12The hearing ear, and the seeing eye, the LORD hath made even both of them.
20:13Love not sleep, lest thou come to poverty; open thine eyes, and thou shalt be satisfied with bread.
20:14It is naught, it is naught, saith the buyer: but when he is gone his way, then he boasteth.
20:15There is gold, and a multitude of rubies: but the lips of knowledge are a precious jewel.
20:16Take his garment that is surety for a stranger: and take a pledge of him for a strange woman.
20:17Bread of deceit is sweet to a man; but afterwards his mouth shall be filled with gravel.
20:18Every purpose is established by counsel: and with good advice make war.
20:19He that goeth about as a talebearer revealeth secrets: therefore meddle not with him that flattereth with his lips.
20:20Whoso curseth his father or his mother, his lamp shall be put out in obscure darkness.
20:21An inheritance may be gotten hastily at the beginning; but the end thereof shall not be blessed.
20:22Say not thou, I will recompense evil; but wait on the LORD, and he shall save thee.
20:23Divers weights are an abomination unto the LORD; and a false balance is not good.
20:24Man's goings are of the LORD; how can a man then understand his own way?
20:25It is a snare to the man who devoureth that which is holy, and after vows to make enquiry.
20:26A wise king scattereth the wicked, and bringeth the wheel over them.
20:27The spirit of man is the candle of the LORD, searching all the inward parts of the belly.
20:28Mercy and truth preserve the king: and his throne is upholden by mercy.
20:29The glory of young men is their strength: and the beauty of old men is the grey head.
20:30The blueness of a wound cleanseth away evil: so do stripes the inward parts of the belly.
Proverbs Chapter List
- Chapter 1 (33)
- Chapter 2 (22)
- Chapter 3 (35)
- Chapter 4 (27)
- Chapter 5 (23)
- Chapter 6 (35)
- Chapter 7 (27)
- Chapter 8 (36)
- Chapter 9 (18)
- Chapter 10 (32)
- Chapter 11 (31)
- Chapter 12 (28)
- Chapter 13 (25)
- Chapter 14 (35)
- Chapter 15 (33)
- Chapter 16 (33)
- Chapter 17 (28)
- Chapter 18 (24)
- Chapter 19 (29)
- Chapter 20 (30)
- Chapter 21 (31)
- Chapter 22 (29)
- Chapter 23 (35)
- Chapter 24 (34)
- Chapter 25 (28)
- Chapter 26 (28)
- Chapter 27 (27)
- Chapter 28 (28)
- Chapter 29 (27)
- Chapter 30 (33)
- Chapter 31 (31)