Thematic Bible: Proverbs 20

Proverbs 20:1 (show verse)

Wine is a mocker, strong drink a brawler, And whoever is intoxicated by it is not wise.

Proverbs 20:2 (show verse)

The terror of a king is like the growling of a lion; He who provokes him to anger forfeits his own life.

Proverbs 20:3 (show verse)

Keeping away from strife is an honor for a man, But any fool will quarrel.

Proverbs 20:4 (show verse)

The sluggard does not plow after the autumn, So he begs during the harvest and has nothing.

Proverbs 20:5 (show verse)

A plan in the heart of a man is like deep water, But a man of understanding draws it out.

Proverbs 20:6 (show verse)

Many a man proclaims his own loyalty, But who can find a trustworthy man?

Proverbs 20:7 (show verse)

A righteous man who walks in his integrity-- How blessed are his sons after him.

Proverbs 20:8 (show verse)

A king who sits on the throne of justice Disperses all evil with his eyes.

Proverbs 20:9 (show verse)

Who can say, "I have cleansed my heart, I am pure from my sin"?

Proverbs 20:10 (show verse)

Differing weights and differing measures, Both of them are abominable to the LORD.

Proverbs 20:11 (show verse)

It is by his deeds that a lad distinguishes himself If his conduct is pure and right.

Proverbs 20:12 (show verse)

The hearing ear and the seeing eye, The LORD has made both of them.

Proverbs 20:13 (show verse)

Do not love sleep, or you will become poor; Open your eyes, and you will be satisfied with food.

Proverbs 20:14 (show verse)

"Bad, bad," says the buyer, But when he goes his way, then he boasts.

Proverbs 20:15 (show verse)

There is gold, and an abundance of jewels; But the lips of knowledge are a more precious thing.

Proverbs 20:16 (show verse)

Take his garment when he becomes surety for a stranger; And for foreigners, hold him in pledge.

Proverbs 20:17 (show verse)

Bread obtained by falsehood is sweet to a man, But afterward his mouth will be filled with gravel.

Proverbs 20:18 (show verse)

Prepare plans by consultation, And make war by wise guidance.

Proverbs 20:19 (show verse)

He who goes about as a slanderer reveals secrets, Therefore do not associate with a gossip.

Proverbs 20:20 (show verse)

He who curses his father or his mother, His lamp will go out in time of darkness.

Proverbs 20:21 (show verse)

An inheritance gained hurriedly at the beginning Will not be blessed in the end.

Proverbs 20:22 (show verse)

Do not say, "I will repay evil"; Wait for the LORD, and He will save you.

Proverbs 20:23 (show verse)

Differing weights are an abomination to the LORD, And a false scale is not good.

Proverbs 20:24 (show verse)

Man's steps are ordained by the LORD, How then can man understand his way?

Proverbs 20:25 (show verse)

It is a trap for a man to say rashly, "It is holy!" And after the vows to make inquiry.

Proverbs 20:26 (show verse)

A wise king winnows the wicked, And drives the threshing wheel over them.

Proverbs 20:27 (show verse)

The spirit of man is the lamp of the LORD, Searching all the innermost parts of his being.

Proverbs 20:28 (show verse)

Loyalty and truth preserve the king, And he upholds his throne by righteousness.

Proverbs 20:29 (show verse)

The glory of young men is their strength, And the honor of old men is their gray hair.

Proverbs 20:30 (show verse)

Stripes that wound scour away evil, And strokes reach the innermost parts.