KJV PRO20 with Strong's Hebrew/GreekPRO19.htm PRO21.htm
20:1 Wine [H3196] [is] a mocker [H3887] , strong drink [H7941] [is] raging [H1993] : and whosoever is deceived [H7686] thereby is not wise [H2449] .
20:2 The fear [H367] of a king [H4428] [is] as the roaring [H5099] of a lion [H3715] : [whoso] provoketh him to anger [H5674] sinneth [H2398] [against] his own soul [H5315] .
20:3 [It is] an honour [H3519] for a man [H376] to cease [H7674] from strife [H7379] : but every fool [H191] will be meddling [H1566] .
20:4 The sluggard [H6102] will not plow [H2790] by reason of the cold [H2779] ; [therefore] shall he beg [H7592] [H7592] in harvest [H7105] , and [have] nothing.(cold: or, winter)
20:5 Counsel [H6098] in the heart [H3820] of man [H376] [is like] deep [H6013] water [H4325] ; but a man [H376] of understanding [H8394] will draw it out [H1802] .
20:6 Most [H7230] men [H120] will proclaim [H7121] every one [H376] his own goodness [H2617] : but a faithful [H529] man [H376] who can find [H4672] ?(goodness: or, bounty)
20:7 The just [H6662] [man] walketh [H1980] in his integrity [H8537] : his children [H1121] [are] blessed [H835] after [H310] him.
20:8 A king [H4428] that sitteth in [H3427] the throne [H3678] of judgment [H1779] scattereth away [H2219] all evil [H7451] with his eyes [H5869] .
20:9 Who can say [H559] , I have made my heart [H3820] clean [H2135] , I am pure [H2891] from my sin [H2403] ?
20:10 Divers weights [H68] [H68] , [and] divers measures [H374] [H374] , both [H8147] of them [are] alike [H1571] abomination [H8441] to the LORD [H3068] .(Divers weights: Heb. A stone and a stone)(divers measures: Heb. an ephah and an ephah)
20:11 Even a child [H5288] is known [H5234] by his doings [H4611] , whether his work [H6467] [be] pure [H2134] , and whether [it be] right [H3477] .
20:12 The hearing [H8085] ear [H241] , and the seeing [H7200] eye [H5869] , the LORD [H3068] hath made [H6213] even both [H8147] of them.
20:13 Love [H157] not sleep [H8142] , lest thou come to poverty [H3423] ; open [H6491] thine eyes [H5869] , [and] thou shalt be satisfied [H7646] with bread [H3899] .
20:14 [It is] naught [H7451] , [it is] naught [H7451] , saith [H559] the buyer [H7069] : but when he is gone [H235] his way, then he boasteth [H1984] .
20:15 There is [H3426] gold [H2091] , and a multitude [H7230] of rubies [H6443] : but the lips [H8193] of knowledge [H1847] [are] a precious [H3366] jewel [H3627] .
20:16 Take [H3947] his garment [H899] that is surety [H6148] [for] a stranger [H2114] : and take a pledge [H2254] of him for a strange woman [H5237] .
20:17 Bread [H3899] of deceit [H8267] [is] sweet [H6156] to a man [H376] ; but afterwards [H310] his mouth [H6310] shall be filled [H4390] with gravel [H2687] .(deceit: Heb. lying, or, falsehood)
20:18 [Every] purpose [H4284] is established [H3559] by counsel [H6098] : and with good advice [H8458] make [H6213] war [H4421] .
20:19 He that goeth about [H1980] [as] a talebearer [H7400] revealeth [H1540] secrets [H5475] : therefore meddle [H6148] not with him that flattereth [H6601] with his lips [H8193] .(flattereth: or, enticeth)
20:20 Whoso curseth [H7043] his father [H1] or his mother [H517] , his lamp [H5216] shall be put out [H1846] in obscure [H380] [H380] darkness [H2822] .(lamp: or, candle)
20:21 An inheritance [H5159] [may be] gotten hastily [H926] [H973] at the beginning [H7223] ; but the end [H319] thereof shall not be blessed [H1288] .
20:22 Say [H559] not thou, I will recompense [H7999] evil [H7451] ; [but] wait on [H6960] the LORD [H3068] , and he shall save [H3467] thee.
20:23 Divers weights [H68] [H68] [are] an abomination [H8441] unto the LORD [H3068] ; and a false [H4820] balance [H3976] [is] not good [H2896] .(a false: Heb. balance of deceit)
20:24 Man's [H1397] goings [H4703] [are] of the LORD [H3068] ; how can a man [H120] then understand [H995] his own way [H1870] ?
20:25 [It is] a snare [H4170] to the man [H120] [who] devoureth [H3216] [that which is] holy [H6944] , and after [H310] vows [H5088] to make enquiry [H1239] .
20:26 A wise [H2450] king [H4428] scattereth [H2219] the wicked [H7563] , and bringeth [H7725] the wheel [H212] over them.
20:27 The spirit [H5397] of man [H120] [is] the candle [H5216] of the LORD [H3068] , searching [H2664] all the inward parts [H2315] of the belly [H990] .(candle: or, lamp)
20:28 Mercy [H2617] and truth [H571] preserve [H5341] the king [H4428] : and his throne [H3678] is upholden [H5582] by mercy [H2617] .
20:29 The glory [H8597] of young men [H970] [is] their strength [H3581] : and the beauty [H1926] of old men [H2205] [is] the gray head [H7872] .
20:30 The blueness [H2250] of a wound [H6482] cleanseth [H8562] away evil [H7451] : so [do] stripes [H4347] the inward parts [H2315] of the belly [H990] .(cleanseth: Heb. is a purging medicine against)