The Book of Proverbs Chapter 20 – New King James Version (NKJV) – Audio Bible

Chapter 20. Wine is a mocha strong drink is a Brawler and whoever is Led astray by it Is not wise The wrath of a king is like the Roaring Of a lion Whoever provokes him to anger sins Against his own life It is Honorable for a man to stop Striving since any fool can start a Quarrel The lazy man will not plow because of Winter He will beg during Harvest and have Nothing Counsel in the heart of man is like deep Water But a man of understanding will draw it Out Most men will Proclaim each his own Goodness But who can find a faithful man The righteous man walks in his integrity His children are blessed after him A king who sits on the throne of Judgment scatters all evil with his eyes Who can say I have made my heart clean I am pure from my sin Diverse weights and diverse measures They are both alike an Abomination to The Lord Even a child is known by his deeds Whether what he does is pure and right The hearing ear and the seeing eye

The Lord has made them both Do not love sleep lest you come to Poverty Open your eyes and you will be satisfied With bread It is good for nothing cries the buyer But when he has gone his way then he Boasts There is gold and a multitude of rubies But the lips of knowledge are a precious Jewel Take the Garment of one who is Surety For a stranger And hold it as a pledge when it is for a Seductress Bread gained by deceit is sweet to a man But afterward his mouth will be filled With gravel Plans are established by Council By wise counsel wage war He who goes about as a tale Bearer Reveals secrets Therefore do not associate with one who Flatters with his lips Whoever curses his father or his mother His lamp will be put out in deep Darkness An inheritance gained hastily at the Beginning will not be blessed at the end Do not say I will recompense evil Wait for the Lord and He will save you Diverse weights are an Abomination to The Lord and dishonest scales are not Good

A man's steps are of the Lord How then can a man understand his own Way It is a snare for a man to devote rashly Something as holy and afterward to Reconsider his vows A wise King sifts out the wicked and Brings the threshing wheel over them The spirit of a man is the lamp of the Lord Searching all the inner depths of his Heart Mercy and Truth preserve the king And by loving kindness he upholds his Throne The glory of young men is their strength And the Splendor of old men is their Gray head Blows that hurt cleanse away evil As do stripes the inner depths of the Heart

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