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Passage Lookup: Proverbs 20

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Proverbs 20:1
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Wine(a) is a mocker(b) and beer a brawler; whoever is led astray(c) by them is not wise.(d)
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Proverbs 20:2
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A king's wrath strikes terror like the roar of a lion;(e) those who anger him forfeit their lives.(f)
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Proverbs 20:3
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It is to one's honor to avoid strife, but every fool(g) is quick to quarrel.(h)
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Proverbs 20:4
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Sluggards(i) do not plow in season; so at harvest time they look but find nothing.(j)
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Proverbs 20:5
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The purposes of a person's heart are deep waters,(k) but one who has insight draws them out.
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Proverbs 20:6
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Many claim to have unfailing love, but a faithful person who can find?(l)
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Proverbs 20:7
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The righteous lead blameless lives;(m) blessed are their children after them.(n)
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Proverbs 20:8
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When a king sits on his throne to judge,(o) he winnows out all evil with his eyes.(p)
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Proverbs 20:9
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Who can say, "I have kept my heart pure;(q) I am clean and without sin"?(r)
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Proverbs 20:10
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Differing weights and differing measures— the Lord detests them both.(s)
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Proverbs 20:11
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Even small children are known by their actions, so is their conduct really pure(t) and upright?
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Proverbs 20:12
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Ears that hear and eyes that see— the Lord has made them both.(u)
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Proverbs 20:13
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Do not love sleep or you will grow poor;(v) stay awake and you will have food to spare.
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Proverbs 20:14
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"It's no good, it's no good!" says the buyer— then goes off and boasts about the purchase.
Proverbs 20:15
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Gold there is, and rubies in abundance, but lips that speak knowledge are a rare jewel.
Proverbs 20:16
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Take the garment of one who puts up security for a stranger; hold it in pledge(w) if it is done for an outsider.(x)
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Proverbs 20:17
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Food gained by fraud tastes sweet,(y) but one ends up with a mouth full of gravel.(z)
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Proverbs 20:18
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Plans are established by seeking advice; so if you wage war, obtain guidance.(aa)
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Proverbs 20:19
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A gossip betrays a confidence;(ab) so avoid anyone who talks too much.
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Proverbs 20:20
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If someone curses their father or mother,(ac) their lamp will be snuffed out in pitch darkness.(ad)
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Proverbs 20:21
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An inheritance claimed too soon will not be blessed at the end.
Proverbs 20:22
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Do not say, "I'll pay you back for this wrong!"(ae) Wait for the Lord , and he will avenge you.(af)
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Proverbs 20:23
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The Lord detests differing weights, and dishonest scales do not please him.(ag)
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Proverbs 20:24
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A person's steps are directed(ah) by the Lord .(ai) How then can anyone understand their own way?(aj)
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Proverbs 20:25
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It is a trap to dedicate something rashly and only later to consider one's vows.(ak)
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Proverbs 20:26
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A wise king winnows out the wicked; he drives the threshing wheel over them.(al)
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Proverbs 20:27
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The human spirit is[a] the lamp of the Lord (am) that sheds light on one's inmost being.(an)
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Proverbs 20:28
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Love and faithfulness keep a king safe; through love(ao) his throne is made secure.(ap)
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Proverbs 20:29
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The glory of young men is their strength, gray hair the splendor of the old.(aq)
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Proverbs 20:30
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Blows and wounds scrub(ar) away evil, and beatings(as) purge the inmost being.
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