Proverbs Chapter 20

Proverbs 20:1 Wine is deceiving, and alochal causes fighting; everyone led astray by them lacks wisdom.

Proverbs 20:2 People should be afraid of an angry king, like they are of a lion that roars. If you make the king angry, you can lose your life.

Proverbs 20:3 It is a honor for people to stop from strife: Any fool can start an argument.

Proverbs 20:4 Because of the cold a lazy person will not prepare their fields: then in the summer they shall beg for food, and no one shall given to them.

Proverbs 20:5 Getting information from someone can be like getting water from a deep well. If you are wise, you can draw it out.

Proverbs 20:6 There are many people who say: ‘You can trust me.’ But there are only a few of them that do what they promise.

Proverbs 20:7 Good people live in the right way and are honest.  God blesses their children who live like they do.

Proverbs 20:8 When a king sits on his throne to judge people, he separates out all evil with his eyes.

Proverbs 20:9 No one can say: Who can say, “I have made my heart clean, have never done anything sinful.’

Proverbs 20:10 The LORD hates people that use the wrong weights and measures to cheat others.

Proverbs 20:11 Even children show what they are like by the things they do. You can see if their actions are pure and right.

Proverbs 20:12 The Lord has given some people ears to hear and some people eyes to see.

Proverbs 20:13 Do not love excessive sleep, or you will become poor; Open your eyes so that you can do your work and you will be satisfied with bread.

Proverbs 20:14 When a person buying something, they always say, “It’s no good. It costs too much.” Then they go away and tell others what a good deal they got.

Proverbs 20:15 There is gold, and an abundance of jewels; But the words of someone who is wise are even more precious.

Proverbs 20:16 Take the garment of anyone who puts up collateral for a stranger; hold it in pledge if he does it for an unfamiliar woman.

Proverbs 20:17 If you have cheated someone to get food, it will taste good in the beginning but in the end, The guilt and consequence will be bitter.

Proverb 20:18 Get good advice before you make your plans. Before you start a war, ask for the advice of wise advisors.

Proverbs 20:19 A gossip goes around telling secrets.  Don’t be friends with someone who does not care what he says.

Proverbs 20:20 Those who would curse their father or mother are like a lamp that goes out in the darkest night.

Proverbs 20:21 If someone gets money that he inherited too quickly, when he is too young, It will not be a blessing in the end.

Proverbs 20:22 Don’t say, “I will get even for this wrong.” Wait for the LORD to handle the matter.

Proverbs 20:23The Lord hates people who cheat when they weigh things and who are dishonest

Proverbs 20:24 No person knows what will happen to him. It is the Lord who decides what will happen to us.

Proverbs 20:25 Think carefully before you promise to give something to God. Later, you might wish you had not made that promise.

Proverbs 20:26 A king who is wise can find out who is guilty and punish those who have done wrong.

Proverbs 20:27 The LORD gave us our mind and conscience; we cannot hide our thoughts and doings from Him.

Proverbs 20:28 If a king does what he has promised and he is faithful to his people, but they must be merciful for their kingdoms to last.

Proverbs 20:29  We admire a young man for his strength, but we respect an old man for his gray hair.

Proverbs 20:30 Sometimes it takes a painful experience to make us change our ways.