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Passage Lookup: Proverbs 20

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Proverbs 20:1
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(a)Wine is a mocker, (b)strong drink a brawler, And whoever [a]is intoxicated by it is not wise.
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Proverbs 20:2
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The terror of a king is like the growling of a lion; He who provokes him to anger [b](c)forfeits his own life.
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Proverbs 20:3
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[c](d)Keeping away from strife is an honor for a man, But any fool will [d]quarrel.
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Proverbs 20:4
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The (e)sluggard does not plow after the autumn, So he [e]begs during the harvest and has nothing.
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Proverbs 20:5
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A plan in the heart of a man is like deep water, But a man of understanding draws it out.
Proverbs 20:6
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Many a man (f)proclaims his own loyalty, But who can find a (g)trustworthy man?
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Proverbs 20:7
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A righteous man who (h)walks in his integrity— (i)How blessed are his sons after him.
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Proverbs 20:8
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(j)A king who sits on the throne of justice [f]Disperses all evil with his eyes.
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Proverbs 20:9
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(k)Who can say, "I have cleansed my heart, I am pure from my sin"?
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Proverbs 20:10
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[g](l)Differing weights and differing measures, Both of them are abominable to the Lord .
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Proverbs 20:11
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It is by his deeds that a lad [h](m)distinguishes himself If his conduct is pure and right.
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Proverbs 20:12
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The hearing (n)ear and the seeing eye, The Lord has made both of them.
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Proverbs 20:13
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(o)Do not love sleep, or you will become poor; Open your eyes, and you will be satisfied with [i]food.
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Proverbs 20:14
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"Bad, bad," says the buyer, But when he goes his way, then he boasts.
Proverbs 20:15
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There is gold, and an abundance of [j]jewels; But the lips of knowledge are a more precious thing.
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Proverbs 20:16
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Take his garment when he becomes surety for a stranger; And for foreigners, hold him in pledge.
Proverbs 20:17
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(p)Bread obtained by falsehood is sweet to a man, But afterward his mouth will be filled with gravel.
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Proverbs 20:18
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Prepare (q)plans by consultation, And (r)make war by wise guidance.
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Proverbs 20:19
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He who (s)goes about as a slanderer reveals secrets, Therefore do not associate with [k](t)a gossip.
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Proverbs 20:20
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He who (u)curses his father or his mother, His (v)lamp will go out in [l]time of darkness.
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Proverbs 20:21
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An inheritance gained hurriedly at the beginning Will not be blessed in the end.
Proverbs 20:22
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(w)Do not say, "I will repay evil"; (x)Wait for the Lord , and He will save you.
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Proverbs 20:23
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[m](y)Differing weights are an abomination to the Lord , And a [n](z)false scale is not good.
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Proverbs 20:24
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(aa)Man's steps are ordained by the Lord , How then can man understand his way?
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Proverbs 20:25
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It is a trap for a man to say rashly, "It is holy!" And (ab)after the vows to make inquiry.
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Proverbs 20:26
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A (ac)wise king winnows the wicked, And [o]drives the (ad)threshing wheel over them.
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Proverbs 20:27
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The [p](ae)spirit of man is the lamp of the Lord , Searching all the [q]innermost parts of his being.
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Proverbs 20:28
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[r]Loyalty and (af)truth preserve the king, And he upholds his throne by [s]righteousness.
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Proverbs 20:29
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The glory of young men is their strength, And the [t](ag)honor of old men is their gray hair.
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Proverbs 20:30
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(ah)Stripes that wound scour away evil, And strokes reach the [u]innermost parts.
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