The Editors’ Quote of the Day:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Divers weights, and divers measures, both of them are alike abomination to the Lord.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Man’s goings are of the Lord; how can a man then understand his own way?

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

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

The spirit of man is the candle of the Lord, searching all the inward parts of the belly.

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

 The glory of young men is their strength: and the beauty of old men is the grey head.

The blueness of a wound cleanseth away evil: so do stripes the inward parts of the belly.” – Proverbs 20


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  1. 1 Wine is a mocker, and beer is a brawler.
    Whoever is intoxicated by them is not wise.
    2 The king’s rage is like a lion’s growl.
    Whoever intrudes on him endangers his life.
    3 Avoiding strife brings honor to a man,
    but every stubborn fool is always fighting.
    4 A lazy person fails to plow when it is the season for planting.[a]
    He expects something in the harvest, but nothing will be there.
    5 The intentions in a person’s heart are deep water,
    but a person with understanding can draw them out.
    6 Many people claim to be loyal,[b]
    but who can find a trustworthy man?
    7 A righteous person walks in his integrity.
    How blessed are his children after him!
    8 When a king sits on his throne as judge,
    he winnows out all evil with his eyes.
    9 Who can say, “I have purified my heart.
    I am cleansed from my sinfulness”?
    10 Differing weights and differing measures—
    both of them are disgusting to the Lord.
    11 Even a youth makes himself known by his acts,
    by whether his conduct is pure and upright.
    12 An ear that hears and an eye that sees—
    the Lord has made both of them.
    13 Do not love sleep, or you will become poor.
    Keep your eyes open, and you will have enough to eat.
    14 “It’s no good! It’s no good!” says the buyer,
    but then he goes away and brags.
    15 There is gold, and there are many gems,[c]
    but lips that have knowledge are a precious vessel.
    16 Take the garment from someone who guarantees a loan for a stranger.
    Hold on to it when he offers it as collateral for a foreigner.
    17 Food gained dishonestly tastes sweet to a person,
    but afterward his mouth will be filled with gravel.
    18 Plans are strengthened by obtaining advice,
    so do not wage war without consultation.
    19 A person who goes around spreading gossip reveals secrets,
    so do not associate with anyone whose lips are always open.
    20 The person who curses his father and his mother—
    his lamp will be snuffed out in total darkness.
    21 An inheritance easily obtained[d] in the beginning
    will not be blessed in the end.
    22 Do not say, “I’ll get even with you!”
    Wait for the Lord, and he will rescue you.
    23 Differing weights are disgusting[e] to the Lord,
    and dishonest scales are not good.
    24 The steps a man takes come from the Lord,
    so how can anyone understand his own way?
    25 A person falls into a trap if he pledges something to God impulsively
    and considers his pledge only later.
    26 A wise king winnows out the wicked.
    He rolls the threshing wheel over them.
    27 A man’s spirit is the lamp of the Lord.
    It illuminates the depths of his heart.
    28 Mercy and truth protect a king,
    and he maintains his throne with mercy.
    29 The splendor of young men is their strength,
    but the majesty of old men is their gray hair.
    30 Wounds and bruises scrub away evil,
    and a beating scrubs the depths of the heart. – Proverbs 20 (EHV)

    [a] Proverbs 20:4 Literally at the start of the rainy season
    [b] Proverbs 20:6 The word translated loyal often means merciful. The line is difficult.
    [c] Proverbs 20:15 The identity of these gems is uncertain. Rubies and red coral are among the suggestions.
    [d] Proverbs 20:21 The translation easily obtained is an alternate Hebrew reading. The main Hebrew reading is gotten by greed.
    [e] Proverbs 20:23 Or repulsive or an abomination

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