Proverbs 20 01-30 ABV – Mocking
Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging, and whoever is deceived by it is not wise.
The fear of a king is like the roaring of a lion; he who provokes him to anger sins against his own life.
It is an honor for a man to keep away from strife, yet any fool will quarrel.
The sluggard does not plow during the planting season, so he begs during the harvest and has nothing.
Counsel in the heart of a man is like deep water, yet a man of understanding draws it out.
Many proclaim their loyalty, yet who can find a trustworthy man?
A righteous man who walks in his integrity; blessed are his sons after him.
A king who sits on the throne of justice dissipate all evil with his eyes.
Who can say, I have cleansed my heart, I am pure from my sin?
Differing weights and varying measures, both of them are abominable to the Lord.
Even a child is known by his deeds whether his conduct will be pure and right.
The hearing ear and the seeing eye, the Lord has made both of them.
Do not love sleep, or you will become poor; open your eyes, and you will be satisfied with food.
Bad, bad, says the buyer, yet when he goes his way, then he boasts.
There is gold, and a multitude of jewels; yet the lips of knowledge are a more precious thing.
Take his garment for he has put up security for a stranger; and hold him in pledge for foreigners.
Bread of deceit is sweet to a man, yet afterward his mouth will be filled with gravel.
Prepare plans by counsel, and make war by wise guidance.
He who goes about as a slanderer reveals secrets, therefore do not associate with a gossip.
Whoever curses his father or his mother, his lamp will go out in time of darkness.
An inheritance gained hastily in the beginning, will not be blessed in the end.
Do not say, I will repay evil; wait for the Lord, and He will save you.
Differing weights are an abomination to the Lord, and a false scale is not good.
Man’s steps are by the Lord, so how can a man understand his way?
It is a trap for a man to say rashly, it is holy; and after the vows to consider it.
A wise king scatters the wicked, and drives the wheel over them.
The spirit of man is the lamp of the Lord, searching all the innermost parts of his being.
Loyalty and truth preserve the king, and he upholds his throne by mercy.
The glory of young men is their strength, and the honor of old men is their gray hair.
Stripes that wound cleanse away evil, and strokes the innermost parts.