Proverbs 20 (asv)
And whosoever erreth thereby is not wise.
He that provoketh him to anger sinneth against his own life.
20:3It is an honor for a man to keep aloof from strife;
But every fool will be quarrelling.
20:4The sluggard will not plow by reason of the winter;
Therefore he shall beg in harvest, and have nothing.
20:6Most men will proclaim every one his own kindness;
But a faithful man who can find?
Blessed are his children after him.
Scattereth away all evil with his eyes.
20:9Who can say, I have made my heart clean,
20:10Diverse weights, and diverse measures,
Both of them alike are an abomination to Jehovah.
20:11Even a child maketh himself known by his doings,
Jehovah hath made even both of them.
Open thine eyes, and thou shalt be satisfied with bread.
20:14It is bad, it is bad, saith the buyer;
But when he is gone his way, then he boasteth.
20:16Take his garment that is surety for a stranger;
And hold him in pledge that is surety for foreigners.
But afterwards his mouth shall be filled with gravel.
20:18Every purpose is established by counsel;
And by wise guidance make thou war.
20:19He that goeth about as a tale-bearer revealeth secrets;
Therefore company not with him that openeth wide his lips.
20:20Whoso curseth his father or his mother,
His lamp shall be put out in blackness of darkness.
20:21An inheritance may be gotten hastily at the beginning;
But the end thereof shall not be blessed.
20:23Diverse weights are an abomination to Jehovah;
And a false balance is not good.
20:24A man's goings are of Jehovah;
And after vows to make inquiry.
20:26A wise king winnoweth the wicked,
And bringeth the threshing -wheel over them.
Searching all his innermost parts.
And his throne is upholden by kindness.
20:30Stripes that wound cleanse away evil;
And strokes reach the innermost parts.