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Chapter 1:33 Verses
20-1:1 Proverbs of Solomon, son of David, king of Israel:
20-1:2 For knowing wisdom and instruction, For understanding sayings of intelligence,
20-1:3 For receiving the instruction of wisdom, Righteousness, judgment, and uprightness,
20-1:4 For giving to simple ones--prudence, To a youth--knowledge and discretion.
20-1:5 (The wise doth hear and increaseth learning, And the intelligent doth obtain counsels.)
20-1:6 For understanding a proverb and its sweetness, Words of the wise and their acute sayings.
20-1:7 Fear of Jehovah is a beginning of knowledge, Wisdom and instruction fools have despised!
20-1:8 Hear, my son, the instruction of thy father, And leave not the law of thy mother,
20-1:9 For a graceful wreath are they to thy head, And chains to thy neck.
20-1:10 My son, if sinners entice thee be not willing.
20-1:11 If they say, `Come with us, we lay wait for blood, We watch secretly for the innocent without cause,
20-1:12 We swallow them as Sheol--alive, And whole--as those going down to the pit,
20-1:13 Every precious substance we find, We fill our houses with spoil,
20-1:14 Thy lot thou dost cast among us, One purse is--to all of us.'
20-1:15 My son! go not in the way with them, Withhold thy foot from their path,
20-1:16 For their feet to evil do run, And they haste to shed blood.
20-1:17 Surely in vain is the net spread out before the eyes of any bird.
20-1:18 And they for their own blood lay wait, They watch secretly for their own lives.
20-1:19 So are the paths of every gainer of dishonest gain, The life of its owners it taketh.
20-1:20 Wisdom in an out-place crieth aloud, In broad places she giveth forth her voice,
20-1:21 At the head of the multitudes she calleth, In the openings of the gates, In the city her sayings she saith:
20-1:22 `Till when, ye simple, do ye love simplicity? And have scorners their scorning desired? And do fools hate knowledge?
20-1:23 Turn back at my reproof, lo, I pour forth to you my spirit, I make known my words with you.
20-1:24 Because I have called, and ye refuse, I stretched out my hand, and none is attending,
20-1:25 And ye slight all my counsel, And my reproof ye have not desired.
20-1:26 I also in your calamity do laugh, I deride when your fear cometh,
20-1:27 When your fear cometh as destruction, And your calamity as a hurricane doth come, When on you come adversity and distress.
20-1:28 Then they call me, and I do not answer, They seek me earnestly, and find me not.
20-1:29 Because that they have hated knowledge, And the fear of Jehovah have not chosen.
20-1:30 They have not consented to my counsel, They have despised all my reproof,
20-1:31 And they eat of the fruit of their way, And from their own counsels they are filled.
20-1:32 For the turning of the simple slayeth them, And the security of the foolish destroyeth them.
20-1:33 And whoso is hearkening to me dwelleth confidently, And is quiet from fear of evil!'
Chapter 2:22 Verses
20-2:1 My son, if thou dost accept my sayings, And my commands dost lay up with thee,
20-2:2 To cause thine ear to attend to wisdom, Thou inclinest thy heart to understanding,
20-2:3 For, if for intelligence thou callest, For understanding givest forth thy voice,
20-2:4 If thou dost seek her as silver, And as hid treasures searchest for her,
20-2:5 Then understandest thou fear of Jehovah, And knowledge of God thou findest.
20-2:6 For Jehovah giveth wisdom, From His mouth knowledge and understanding.
20-2:7 Even to lay up for the upright substance, A shield for those walking uprightly.
20-2:8 To keep the paths of judgment, And the way of His saints He preserveth.
20-2:9 Then understandest thou righteousness, And judgment, and uprightness--every good path.
20-2:10 For wisdom cometh into thy heart, And knowledge to thy soul is pleasant,
20-2:11 Thoughtfulness doth watch over thee, Understanding doth keep thee,
20-2:12 To deliver thee from an evil way, From any speaking froward things,
20-2:13 Who are forsaking paths of uprightness, To walk in ways of darkness,
20-2:14 Who are rejoicing to do evil, They delight in frowardness of the wicked,
20-2:15 Whose paths are crooked, Yea, they are perverted in their ways.
20-2:16 To deliver thee from the strange woman, From the stranger who hath made smooth her sayings,
20-2:17 Who is forsaking the guide of her youth, And the covenant of her God hath forgotten.
20-2:18 For her house hath inclined unto death, And unto Rephaim her paths.
20-2:19 None going in unto her turn back, Nor do they reach the paths of life.
20-2:20 That thou dost go in the way of the good, And the paths of the righteous dost keep.
20-2:21 For the upright do inhabit the earth, And the perfect are left in it,
20-2:22 And the wicked from the earth are cut off, And treacherous dealers plucked out of it!
Chapter 3:35 Verses
20-3:1 My son! my law forget not, And my commands let thy heart keep,
20-3:2 For length of days and years, Life and peace they do add to thee.
20-3:3 Let not kindness and truth forsake thee, Bind them on thy neck, Write them on the tablet of thy heart,
20-3:4 And find grace and good understanding In the eyes of God and man.
20-3:5 Trust unto Jehovah with all thy heart, And unto thine own understanding lean not.
20-3:6 In all thy ways know thou Him, And He doth make straight thy paths.
20-3:7 Be not wise in thine own eyes, Fear Jehovah, and turn aside from evil.
20-3:8 Healing it is to thy navel, And moistening to thy bones.
20-3:9 Honour Jehovah from thy substance, And from the beginning of all thine increase;
20-3:10 And filled are thy barns with plenty, And with new wine thy presses break forth.
20-3:11 Chastisement of Jehovah, my son, despise not, And be not vexed with His reproof,
20-3:12 For whom Jehovah loveth He reproveth, Even as a father the son He is pleased with.
20-3:13 O the happiness of a man who hath found wisdom, And of a man who bringeth forth understanding.
20-3:14 For better is her merchandise Than the merchandise of silver, And than gold--her increase.
20-3:15 Precious she is above rubies, And all thy pleasures are not comparable to her.
20-3:16 Length of days is in her right hand, In her left are wealth and honour.
20-3:17 Her ways are ways of pleasantness, And all her paths are peace.
20-3:18 A tree of life she is to those laying hold on her, And whoso is retaining her is happy.
20-3:19 Jehovah by wisdom did found the earth, He prepared the heavens by understanding.
20-3:20 By His knowledge depths have been rent, And clouds do drop dew.
20-3:21 My son! let them not turn from thine eyes, Keep thou wisdom and thoughtfulness,
20-3:22 And they are life to thy soul, and grace to thy neck.
20-3:23 Then thou goest thy way confidently, And thy foot doth not stumble.
20-3:24 If thou liest down, thou art not afraid, Yea, thou hast lain down, And sweet hath been thy sleep.
20-3:25 Be not afraid of sudden fear, And of the desolation of the wicked when it cometh.
20-3:26 For Jehovah is at thy side, And He hath kept thy foot from capture.
20-3:27 Withhold not good from its owners, When thy hand is toward God to do it .
20-3:28 Say not thou to thy friend, `Go, and return, and to-morrow I give,' And substance with thee.
20-3:29 Devise not against thy neighbour evil, And he sitting confidently with thee.
20-3:30 Strive not with a man without cause, If he have not done thee evil.
20-3:31 Be not envious of a man of violence, Nor fix thou on any of his ways.
20-3:32 For an abomination to Jehovah is the perverted, And with the upright is His secret counsel.
20-3:33 The curse of Jehovah is in the house of the wicked. And the habitation of the righteous He blesseth.
20-3:34 If the scorners He doth scorn, Yet to the humble He doth give grace.
20-3:35 Honour do the wise inherit, And fools are bearing away shame!
Chapter 4:27 Verses
20-4:1 Hear, ye sons, the instruction of a father, And give attention to know understanding.
20-4:2 For good learning I have given to you, My law forsake not.
20-4:3 For, a son I have been to my father--tender, And an only one before my mother.
20-4:4 And he directeth me, and he saith to me: `Let thy heart retain my words, Keep my commands, and live.
20-4:5 Get wisdom, get understanding, Do not forget, nor turn away From the sayings of my mouth.
20-4:6 Forsake her not, and she doth preserve thee, Love her, and she doth keep thee.
20-4:7 The first thing is wisdom--get wisdom, And with all thy getting get understanding.
20-4:8 Exalt her, and she doth lift thee up, She honoureth thee, when thou dost embrace her.
20-4:9 She giveth to thy head a wreath of grace, A crown of beauty she doth give thee freely.
20-4:10 Hear, my son, and receive my sayings, And years of life are multiplied to thee.
20-4:11 In a way of wisdom I have directed thee, I have caused thee to tread in paths of uprightness.
20-4:12 In thy walking thy step is not straitened, And if thou runnest, thou stumblest not.
20-4:13 Lay hold on instruction, do not desist, Keep her, for she is thy life.
20-4:14 Into the path of the wicked enter not, And be not happy in a way of evil doers.
20-4:15 Avoid it, pass not over into it, Turn aside from it, and pass on.
20-4:16 For they sleep not if they do not evil, And their sleep hath been taken violently away, If they cause not some to stumble.
20-4:17 For they have eaten bread of wickedness, And wine of violence they drink.
20-4:18 And the path of the righteous is as a shining light, Going and brightening till the day is established,
20-4:19 The way of the wicked is as darkness, They have not known at what they stumble.
20-4:20 My son, to my words give attention, To my sayings incline thine ear,
20-4:21 Let them not turn aside from thine eyes, Preserve them in the midst of thy heart.
20-4:22 For life they are to those finding them, And to all their flesh healing.
20-4:23 Above every charge keep thy heart, For out of it are the outgoings of life.
20-4:24 Turn aside from thee a froward mouth, And perverse lips put far from thee,
20-4:25 Thine eyes do look straightforward, And thine eyelids look straight before thee.
20-4:26 Ponder thou the path of thy feet, And all thy ways are established.
20-4:27 Incline not to the right or to the left, Turn aside thy foot from evil!
Chapter 5:23 Verses
20-5:1 My son! to my wisdom give attention, To mine understanding incline thine ear,
20-5:2 To observe thoughtfulness, And knowledge do thy lips keep.
20-5:3 For the lips of a strange woman drop honey, And smoother than oil is her mouth,
20-5:4 And her latter end is bitter as wormwood, Sharp as a sword with mouths.
20-5:5 Her feet are going down to death, Sheol do her steps take hold of.
20-5:6 The path of life--lest thou ponder, Moved have her paths--thou knowest not.
20-5:7 And now, ye sons, hearken to me, And turn not from sayings of my mouth.
20-5:8 Keep far from off her thy way, And come not near unto the opening of her house,
20-5:9 Lest thou give to others thy honour, And thy years to the fierce,
20-5:10 Lest strangers be filled with thy power, And thy labours in the house of a stranger,
20-5:11 And thou hast howled in thy latter end, In the consumption of thy flesh and thy food,
20-5:12 And hast said, `How have I hated instruction, And reproof hath my heart despised,
20-5:13 And I have not hearkened to the voice of my directors, And to my teachers have not inclined mine ear.
20-5:14 As a little thing I have been all evil, In the midst of an assembly and a company.
20-5:15 Drink waters out of thine own cistern, Even flowing ones out of thine own well.
20-5:16 Let thy fountains be scattered abroad, In broad places rivulets of waters.
20-5:17 Let them be to thee for thyself, And not to strangers with thee.
20-5:18 Let thy fountain be blessed, And rejoice because of the wife of thy youth,
20-5:19 A hind of loves, and a roe of grace! Let her loves satisfy thee at all times, In her love magnify thyself continually.
20-5:20 And why dost thou magnify thyself, My son, with a stranger? And embrace the bosom of a strange woman?
20-5:21 For over-against the eyes of Jehovah are the ways of each, And all his paths He is pondering.
20-5:22 His own iniquities do capture the wicked, And with the ropes of his sin he is holden.
20-5:23 He dieth without instruction, And in the abundance of his folly magnifieth himself!
Chapter 6:35 Verses
20-6:1 My son! if thou hast been surety for thy friend, Hast stricken for a stranger thy hand,
20-6:2 Hast been snared with sayings of thy mouth, Hast been captured with sayings of thy mouth,
20-6:3 Do this now, my son, and be delivered, For thou hast come into the hand of thy friend. Go, trample on thyself, and strengthen thy friend,
20-6:4 Give not sleep to thine eyes, And slumber to thine eyelids,
20-6:5 Be delivered as a roe from the hand, And as a bird from the hand of a fowler.
20-6:6 Go unto the ant, O slothful one, See her ways and be wise;
20-6:7 Which hath not captain, overseer, and ruler,
20-6:8 She doth prepare in summer her bread, She hath gathered in harvest her food.
20-6:9 Till when, O slothful one, dost thou lie? When dost thou arise from thy sleep?
20-6:10 A little sleep, a little slumber, A little clasping of the hands to rest,
20-6:11 And thy poverty hath come as a traveller, And thy want as an armed man.
20-6:12 A man of worthlessness, a man of iniquity, Walking with perverseness of mouth,
20-6:13 Winking with his eyes, speaking with his feet, Directing with his fingers,
20-6:14 Frowardness is in his heart, devising evil at all times, Contentions he sendeth forth.
20-6:15 Therefore suddenly cometh his calamity, Instantly he is broken--and no healing.
20-6:16 These six hath Jehovah hated, Yea, seven are abominations to His soul.
20-6:17 Eyes high--tongues false--And hands shedding innocent blood--
20-6:18 A heart devising thoughts of vanity--Feet hasting to run to evil--
20-6:19 A false witness who doth breathe out lies--And one sending forth contentions between brethren.
20-6:20 Keep, my son, the command of thy father, And leave not the law of thy mother.
20-6:21 Bind them on thy heart continually, Tie them on thy neck.
20-6:22 In thy going up and down, it leadeth thee, In thy lying down, it watcheth over thee, And thou hast awaked--it talketh with thee.
20-6:23 For a lamp is the command, And the law a light, And a way of life are reproofs of instruction,
20-6:24 To preserve thee from an evil woman, From the flattery of the tongue of a strange woman.
20-6:25 Desire not her beauty in thy heart, And let her not take thee with her eyelids.
20-6:26 For a harlot consumeth unto a cake of bread, And an adulteress the precious soul hunteth.
20-6:27 Doth a man take fire into his bosom, And are his garments not burnt?
20-6:28 Doth a man walk on the hot coals, And are his feet not scorched?
20-6:29 So is he who hath gone in unto the wife of his neighbour, None who doth touch her is innocent.
20-6:30 They do not despise the thief, When he stealeth to fill his soul when he is hungry,
20-6:31 And being found he repayeth sevenfold, All the substance of his house he giveth.
20-6:32 He who committeth adultery with a woman lacketh heart, He is destroying his soul who doth it.
20-6:33 A stroke and shame he doth find, And his reproach is not wiped away,
20-6:34 For jealousy is the fury of a man, And he doth not spare in a day of vengeance.
20-6:35 He accepteth not the appearance of any atonement, Yea, he doth not consent, Though thou dost multiply bribes!
Chapter 7:27 Verses
20-7:1 My son! keep my sayings, And my commands lay up with thee.
20-7:2 Keep my commands, and live, And my law as the pupil of thine eye.
20-7:3 Bind them on thy fingers, Write them on the tablet of thy heart.
20-7:4 Say to wisdom, `My sister Thou art .' And cry to understanding, `Kinswoman!'
20-7:5 To preserve thee from a strange woman, From a stranger who hath made smooth her sayings.
20-7:6 For, at a window of my house, Through my casement I have looked out,
20-7:7 And I do see among the simple ones, I discern among the sons, A young man lacking understanding,
20-7:8 Passing on in the street, near her corner, And the way to her house he doth step,
20-7:9 In the twilight--in the evening of day, In the darkness of night and blackness.
20-7:10 And, lo, a woman to meet him--(A harlot's dress, and watchful of heart,
20-7:11 Noisy she is , and stubborn, In her house her feet rest not.
20-7:12 Now in an out-place, now in broad places, And near every corner she lieth in wait) --
20-7:13 And she laid hold on him, and kissed him, She hath hardened her face, and saith to him,
20-7:14 `Sacrifices of peace-offerings are by me, To-day I have completed my vows.
20-7:15 Therefore I have come forth to meet thee, To seek earnestly thy face, and I find thee.
20-7:16 With ornamental coverings I decked my couch, Carved works--cotton of Egypt.
20-7:17 I sprinkled my bed--myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon.
20-7:18 Come, we are filled with loves till the morning, We delight ourselves in loves.
20-7:19 For the man is not in his house, He hath gone on a long journey.
20-7:20 A bag of money he hath taken in his hand, At the day of the new moon he cometh to his house.'
20-7:21 She turneth him aside with the abundance of her speech, With the flattery of her lips she forceth him.
20-7:22 He is going after her straightway, As an ox unto the slaughter he cometh, And as a fetter unto the chastisement of a fool,
20-7:23 Till an arrow doth split his liver, As a bird hath hastened unto a snare, And hath not known that it is for its life.
20-7:24 And now, ye sons, hearken to me, And give attention to sayings of my mouth.
20-7:25 Let not thy heart turn unto her ways, Do not wander in her paths,
20-7:26 For many are the wounded she caused to fall, And mighty are all her slain ones.
20-7:27 The ways of Sheol--her house, Going down unto inner chambers of death!
Chapter 8:36 Verses
20-8:1 Doth not wisdom call? And understanding give forth her voice?
20-8:2 At the head of high places by the way, Between the paths she hath stood,
20-8:3 At the side of the gates, at the mouth of the city, The entrance of the openings, she crieth aloud,
20-8:4 `Unto you, O men, I call, And my voice is unto the sons of men.
20-8:5 Understand, ye simple ones, prudence, And ye fools, understand the heart,
20-8:6 Hearken, for noble things I speak, And the opening of my lips is uprightness.
20-8:7 For truth doth my mouth utter, And an abomination to my lips is wickedness.
20-8:8 In righteousness are all the sayings of my mouth, Nothing in them is froward and perverse.
20-8:9 All of them are plain to the intelligent, And upright to those finding knowledge.
20-8:10 Receive my instruction, and not silver, And knowledge rather than choice gold.
20-8:11 For better is wisdom than rubies, Yea, all delights are not comparable with it.
20-8:12 I, wisdom, have dwelt with prudence, And a knowledge of devices I find out.
20-8:13 The fear of Jehovah is to hate evil; Pride, and arrogance, and an evil way, And a froward mouth, I have hated.
20-8:14 Mine is counsel and substance, I am understanding, I have might.
20-8:15 By me kings reign, and princes decree righteousness,
20-8:16 By me do chiefs rule, and nobles, All judges of the earth.
20-8:17 I love those loving me, And those seeking me earnestly do find me.
20-8:18 Wealth and honour are with me, Lasting substance and righteousness.
20-8:19 Better is my fruit than gold, even fine gold, And mine increase than choice silver.
20-8:20 In a path of righteousness I cause to walk, In midst of paths of judgment,
20-8:21 To cause my lovers to inherit substance, Yea, their treasures I fill.
20-8:22 Jehovah possessed me--the beginning of His way, Before His works since then.
20-8:23 From the age I was anointed, from the first, From former states of the earth.
20-8:24 In there being no depths, I was brought forth, In there being no fountains heavy with waters,
20-8:25 Before mountains were sunk, Before heights, I was brought forth.
20-8:26 While He had not made the earth, and out-places, And the top of the dusts of the world.
20-8:27 In His preparing the heavens I am there, In His decreeing a circle on the face of the deep,
20-8:28 In His strengthening clouds above, In His making strong fountains of the deep,
20-8:29 In His setting for the sea its limit, And the waters transgress not His command, In His decreeing the foundations of earth,
20-8:30 Then I am near Him, a workman, And I am a delight--day by day. Rejoicing before Him at all times,
20-8:31 Rejoicing in the habitable part of His earth, And my delights are with the sons of men.
20-8:32 And now, ye sons, hearken to me, Yea, happy are they who keep my ways.
20-8:33 Hear instruction, and be wise, and slight not.
20-8:34 O the happiness of the man hearkening to me, To watch at my doors day by day, To watch at the door-posts of my entrance.
20-8:35 For whoso is finding me, hath found life, And bringeth out good-will from Jehovah.
20-8:36 And whoso is missing me, is wronging his soul, All hating me have loved death!
Chapter 9:18 Verses
20-9:1 Wisdom hath builded her house, She hath hewn out her pillars--seven.
20-9:2 She hath slaughtered her slaughter, She hath mingled her wine, Yea, she hath arranged her table.
20-9:3 She hath sent forth her damsels, She crieth on the tops of the high places of the city:
20-9:4 `Who is simple? let him turn aside hither.' Whoso lacketh heart: she hath said to him,
20-9:5 `Come, eat of my bread, And drink of the wine I have mingled.
20-9:6 Forsake ye, the simple, and live, And be happy in the way of understanding.
20-9:7 The instructor of a scorner Is receiving for it--shame, And a reprover of the wicked--his blemish.
20-9:8 Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee, Give reproof to the wise, and he loveth thee.
20-9:9 Give to the wise, and he is wiser still, Make known to the righteous, And he increaseth learning.
20-9:10 The commencement of wisdom is the fear of Jehovah, And a knowledge of the Holy Ones is understanding.
20-9:11 For by me do thy days multiply, And added to thee are years of life.
20-9:12 If thou hast been wise, thou hast been wise for thyself, And thou hast scorned--thyself bearest it .
20-9:13 A foolish woman is noisy, Simple, and hath not known what.
20-9:14 And she hath sat at the opening of her house, On a throne--the high places of the city,
20-9:15 To call to those passing by the way, Who are going straight on their paths.
20-9:16 `Who is simple? let him turn aside hither.' And whoso lacketh heart--she said to him,
20-9:17 `Stolen waters are sweet, And hidden bread is pleasant.'
20-9:18 And he hath not known that Rephaim are there, In deep places of Sheol her invited ones!
Chapter 10:32 Verses
20-10:1 Proverbs of Solomon. A wise son causeth a father to rejoice, And a foolish son is an affliction to his mother.
20-10:2 Treasures of wickedness profit not, And righteousness delivereth from death.
20-10:3 Jehovah causeth not the soul of the righteous to hunger, And the desire of the wicked He thrusteth away.
20-10:4 Poor is he who is working--a slothful hand, And the hand of the diligent maketh rich.
20-10:5 Whoso is gathering in summer is a wise son, Whoso is sleeping in harvest is a son causing shame.
20-10:6 Blessings are for the head of the righteous, And the mouth of the wicked cover doth violence.
20-10:7 The remembrance of the righteous is for a blessing, And the name of the wicked doth rot.
20-10:8 The wise in heart accepteth commands, And a talkative fool kicketh.
20-10:9 Whoso is walking in integrity walketh confidently, And whoso is perverting his ways is known.
20-10:10 Whoso is winking the eye giveth grief, And a talkative fool kicketh.
20-10:11 A fountain of life is the mouth of the righteous, And the mouth of the wicked cover doth violence.
20-10:12 Hatred awaketh contentions, And over all transgressions love covereth.
20-10:13 In the lips of the intelligent is wisdom found, And a rod is for the back of him who is lacking understanding.
20-10:14 The wise lay up knowledge, and the mouth of a fool is near ruin.
20-10:15 The wealth of the rich is his strong city, The ruin of the poor is their poverty.
20-10:16 The wage of the righteous is for life, The increase of the wicked for sin.
20-10:17 A traveller to life is he who is keeping instruction, And whoso is forsaking rebuke is erring.
20-10:18 Whoso is covering hatred with lying lips, And whoso is bringing out an evil report is a fool.
20-10:19 In the abundance of words transgression ceaseth not, And whoso is restraining his lips is wise.
20-10:20 The tongue of the righteous is chosen silver, The heart of the wicked--as a little thing.
20-10:21 The lips of the righteous delight many, And fools for lack of heart die.
20-10:22 The blessing of Jehovah--it maketh rich, And He addeth no grief with it.
20-10:23 To execute inventions is as play to a fool, And wisdom to a man of understanding.
20-10:24 The feared thing of the wicked it meeteth him, And the desire of the righteous is given.
20-10:25 As the passing by of a hurricane, So the wicked is not, And the righteous is a foundation age-during.
20-10:26 As vinegar to the teeth, And as smoke to the eyes, So is the slothful to those sending him.
20-10:27 The fear of Jehovah addeth days, And the years of the wicked are shortened.
20-10:28 The hope of the righteous is joyful, And the expectation of the wicked perisheth.
20-10:29 The way of Jehovah is strength to the perfect, And ruin to workers of iniquity.
20-10:30 The righteous to the age is not moved, And the wicked inhabit not the earth.
20-10:31 The mouth of the righteous uttereth wisdom, And the tongue of frowardness is cut out.
20-10:32 The lips of the righteous know a pleasing thing, And the mouth of the wicked perverseness!
Chapter 11:31 Verses
20-11:1 Balances of deceit are an abomination to Jehovah, And a perfect weight is His delight.
20-11:2 Pride hath come, and shame cometh, And with the lowly is wisdom.
20-11:3 The integrity of the upright leadeth them, And the perverseness of the treacherous destroyeth them.
20-11:4 Wealth profiteth not in a day of wrath, And righteousness delivereth from death.
20-11:5 The righteousness of the perfect maketh right his way, And by his wickedness doth the wicked fall.
20-11:6 The righteousness of the upright delivereth them, And in mischief the treacherous are captured.
20-11:7 In the death of a wicked man, hope perisheth, And the expectation of the iniquitous hath been lost.
20-11:8 The righteous from distress is drawn out, And the wicked goeth in instead of him.
20-11:9 With the mouth a hypocrite corrupteth his friend, And by knowledge the righteous are drawn out.
20-11:10 In the good of the righteous a city exulteth, And in the destruction of the wicked is singing.
20-11:11 By the blessing of the upright is a city exalted, And by the mouth of the wicked thrown down.
20-11:12 Whoso is despising his neighbour lacketh heart, And a man of understanding keepeth silence.
20-11:13 A busybody is revealing secret counsel, And the faithful of spirit is covering the matter.
20-11:14 Without counsels do a people fall, And deliverance is in a multitude of counsellors.
20-11:15 Evil one suffereth when he hath been surety for a stranger, And whoso is hating suretyship is confident.
20-11:16 A gracious woman retaineth honour, And terrible men retain riches.
20-11:17 A kind man is rewarding his own soul, And the fierce is troubling his own flesh.
20-11:18 The wicked is getting a lying wage, And whoso is sowing righteousness--a true reward.
20-11:19 Rightly is righteousness for life, And whoso is pursuing evil--for his own death.
20-11:20 An abomination to Jehovah are the perverse of heart, And the perfect of the way are His delight.
20-11:21 Hand to hand, the wicked is not acquitted, And the seed of the righteous hath escaped.
20-11:22 A ring of gold in the nose of a sow--A fair woman and stubborn of behaviour.
20-11:23 The desire of the righteous is only good, The hope of the wicked is transgression.
20-11:24 There is who is scattering, and yet is increased, And who is keeping back from uprightness, only to want.
20-11:25 A liberal soul is made fat, And whoso is watering, he also is watered.
20-11:26 Whoso is withholding corn, the people execrate him, And a blessing is for the head of him who is selling.
20-11:27 Whoso is earnestly seeking good Seeketh a pleasing thing, And whoso is seeking evil--it meeteth him.
20-11:28 Whoso is confident in his wealth he falleth, And as a leaf, the righteous flourish.
20-11:29 Whoso is troubling his own house inheriteth wind, And a servant is the fool to the wise of heart.
20-11:30 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, And whoso is taking souls is wise.
20-11:31 Lo, the righteous in the earth is recompensed, Surely also the wicked and the sinner!
Chapter 12:28 Verses
20-12:1 Whoso is loving instruction, is loving knowledge, And whoso is hating reproof is brutish.
20-12:2 The good bringeth forth favour from Jehovah, And the man of wicked devices He condemneth.
20-12:3 A man is not established by wickedness, And the root of the righteous is not moved.
20-12:4 A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband, And as rottenness in his bones is one causing shame.
20-12:5 The thoughts of the righteous are justice, The counsels of the wicked--deceit.
20-12:6 The words of the wicked are : `Lay wait for blood,' And the mouth of the upright delivereth them.
20-12:7 Overthrow the wicked, and they are not, And the house of the righteous standeth.
20-12:8 According to his wisdom is a man praised, And the perverted of heart becometh despised.
20-12:9 Better is the lightly esteemed who hath a servant, Than the self-honoured who lacketh bread.
20-12:10 The righteous knoweth the life of his beast, And the mercies of the wicked are cruel.
20-12:11 Whoso is tilling the ground is satisfied with bread, And whoso is pursuing vanities is lacking heart,
20-12:12 The wicked hath desired the net of evil doers, And the root of the righteous giveth.
20-12:13 In transgression of the lips is the snare of the wicked, And the righteous goeth out from distress.
20-12:14 From the fruit of the mouth is one satisfied with good, And the deed of man's hands returneth to him.
20-12:15 The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, And whoso is hearkening to counsel is wise.
20-12:16 The fool--in a day is his anger known, And the prudent is covering shame.
20-12:17 Whoso uttereth faithfulness declareth righteousness, And a false witness--deceit.
20-12:18 A rash speaker is like piercings of a sword, And the tongue of the wise is healing.
20-12:19 The lip of truth is established for ever, And for a moment--a tongue of falsehood.
20-12:20 Deceit is in the heart of those devising evil, And to those counselling peace is joy.
20-12:21 No iniquity is desired by the righteous, And the wicked have been full of evil.
20-12:22 An abomination to Jehovah are lying lips, And stedfast doers are his delight.
20-12:23 A prudent man is concealing knowledge, And the heart of fools proclaimeth folly.
20-12:24 The hand of the diligent ruleth, And slothfulness becometh tributary.
20-12:25 Sorrow in the heart of a man boweth down, And a good word maketh him glad.
20-12:26 The righteous searcheth his companion, And the way of the wicked causeth them to err.
20-12:27 The slothful roasteth not his hunting, And the wealth of a diligent man is precious.
20-12:28 In the path of righteousness is life, And in the way of that path is no death!
Chapter 13:25 Verses
20-13:1 A wise son--the instruction of a father, And a scorner--he hath not heard rebuke.
20-13:2 From the fruit of the mouth a man eateth good, And the soul of the treacherous--violence.
20-13:3 Whoso is keeping his mouth, is keeping his soul, Whoso is opening wide his lips--ruin to him!