King James Bible

Proverbs 19

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Chapter 20

1

 Wine [is] a mocker, strong drink [is] raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise. 

2

 The fear of a king [is] as the roaring of a lion: [whoso] provoketh him to anger sinneth [against] his own soul. 

3

 [It is] an honour for a man to cease from strife: but every fool will be meddling. 

4

 The sluggard will not plow by reason of the cold; [therefore] shall he beg in harvest, and [have] nothing. 

5

 Counsel in the heart of man [is like] deep water; but a man of understanding will draw it out. 

6

 Most men will proclaim every one his own goodness: but a faithful man who can find? 

7

 The just [man] walketh in his integrity: his children [are] blessed after him. 

8

 A king that sitteth in the throne of judgment scattereth away all evil with his eyes. 

9

 Who can say, I have made my heart clean, I am pure from my sin? 

10

 Divers weights, [and] divers measures, both of them [are] alike abomination to the LORD. 

11

 Even a child is known by his doings, whether his work [be] pure, and whether [it be] right. 

12

 The hearing ear, and the seeing eye, the LORD hath made even both of them. 

13

 Love not sleep, lest thou come to poverty; open thine eyes, [and] thou shalt be satisfied with bread. 

14

 [It is] naught, [it is] naught, saith the buyer: but when he is gone his way, then he boasteth. 

15

 There is gold, and a multitude of rubies: but the lips of knowledge [are] a precious jewel. 

16

 Take his garment that is surety [for] a stranger: and take a pledge of him for a strange woman. 

17

 Bread of deceit [is] sweet to a man; but afterwards his mouth shall be filled with gravel. 

18

 [Every] purpose is established by counsel: and with good advice make war. 

19

 He that goeth about [as] a talebearer revealeth secrets: therefore meddle not with him that flattereth with his lips. 

20

 Whoso curseth his father or his mother, his lamp shall be put out in obscure darkness. 

21

 An inheritance [may be] gotten hastily at the beginning; but the end thereof shall not be blessed. 

22

 Say not thou, I will recompense evil; [but] wait on the LORD, and he shall save thee. 

23

 Divers weights [are] an abomination unto the LORD; and a false balance [is] not good. 

24

 Man's goings [are] of the LORD; how can a man then understand his own way? 

25

 [It is] a snare to the man [who] devoureth [that which is] holy, and after vows to make enquiry. 

26

 A wise king scattereth the wicked, and bringeth the wheel over them. 

27

 The spirit of man [is] the candle of the LORD, searching all the inward parts of the belly. 

28

 Mercy and truth preserve the king: and his throne is upholden by mercy. 

29

 The glory of young men [is] their strength: and the beauty of old men [is] the gray head. 

30

 The blueness of a wound cleanseth away evil: so [do] stripes the inward parts of the belly. 

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