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20 Wine is a mocker, a beer is a brawler,
and whoever staggers because of them is not wise.
anyone who provokes him endangers himself. b
3 It is honorable for a man to resolve a dispute, c
but any fool can get himself into a quarrel. d
4 The slacker does not plow during planting season; e
5 Counsel in a man’s heart is deep water; h
but a man of understanding draws it out.
but who can find a trustworthy man? i
7 The one who lives with integrity is righteous; j
sifts out all evil with his eyes. m
I am cleansed from my sin”? n
10 Differing weights and varying measures o—
both are detestable to the Lord. p
if his behavior is pure and upright. q
the Lord made them both. r
open your eyes, and you’ll have enough to eat. s
but after he is on his way, he gloats.
but knowledgeable lips are a rare treasure. t
16 Take his garment, u
for he has put up security for a stranger;
get collateral if it is for foreigners. v
17 Food gained by fraud is sweet to a man, w
but afterward his mouth is full of gravel.
18 Finalize plans with counsel, x
and wage war with sound guidance. y
19 The one who reveals secrets is a constant gossip; z
avoid someone with a big mouth. a
20 Whoever curses his father or mother b—
his lamp will go out in deep darkness. c
will not be blessed ultimately. d
22 Don’t say, “I will avenge this evil!” e
and dishonest scales j are unfair.
24 A man’s steps are determined by the Lord, k
so how can anyone understand his own way?
and later to reconsider his vows. l
26 A wise king separates out the wicked m
and drives the threshing wheel n over them.
27 The Lord’s lamp sheds light on a person’s life, o
through loyalty he maintains his throne.
and the splendor of old men is gray hair. r
30 Lashes and wounds purge away evil, s
and beatings cleanse the innermost parts. t
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