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Proverbs 1:  

Chapter 1:33 Verses  

20 Proverbs 

(A.S.V.) . 

20-1:1      The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel:  

20-1:2      To know wisdom and instruction; To discern the words of understanding;  

20-1:3      To receive instruction in wise dealing, In righteousness and justice and equity;  

20-1:4      To give prudence to the simple, To the young man knowledge and discretion:  

20-1:5      That the wise man may hear, and increase in learning; And that the man of understanding may attain unto sound counsels:  

20-1:6      To understand a proverb, and a figure, The words of the wise, and their dark sayings.  

20-1:7      The fear of Jehovah is the beginning of knowledge; [But] the foolish despise wisdom and instruction.  

20-1:8      My son, hear the instruction of thy father, And forsake not the law of thy mother:  

20-1:9      For they shall be a chaplet of grace unto thy head, And chains about thy neck.  

20-1:10     My son, if sinners entice thee, Consent thou not.  

20-1:11     If they say, Come with us, Let us lay wait for blood; Let us lurk privily for the innocent without cause;  

20-1:12     Let us swallow them up alive as Sheol, And whole, as those that go down into the pit;  

20-1:13     We shall find all precious substance; We shall fill our houses with spoil;  

20-1:14     Thou shalt cast thy lot among us; We will all have one purse:  

20-1:15     My son, walk not thou in the way with them; Refrain thy foot from their path:  

20-1:16     For their feet run to evil, And they make haste to shed blood.  

20-1:17     For in vain is the net spread In the sight of any bird:  

20-1:18     And these lay wait for their own blood; They lurk privily for their own lives.  

20-1:19     So are the ways of every one that is greedy of gain; It taketh away the life of the owners thereof.  

20-1:20     Wisdom crieth aloud in the street; She uttereth her voice in the broad places;  

20-1:21     She crieth in the chief place of concourse; At the entrance of the gates, In the city, she uttereth her words:  

20-1:22     How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? And scoffers delight them in scoffing, And fools hate knowledge?  

20-1:23     Turn you at my reproof: Behold, I will pour out my spirit upon you; I will make known my words unto you.  

20-1:24     Because I have called, and ye have refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man hath regarded;  

20-1:25     But ye have set at nought all my counsel, And would none of my reproof:  

20-1:26     I also will laugh in [the day of] your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh;  

20-1:27     When your fear cometh as a storm, And your calamity cometh on as a whirlwind; When distress and anguish come upon you.  

20-1:28     Then will they call upon me, but I will not answer; They will seek me diligently, but they shall not find me:  

20-1:29     For that they hated knowledge, And did not choose the fear of Jehovah:  

20-1:30     They would none of my counsel; They despised all my reproof.  

20-1:31     Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, And be filled with their own devices.  

20-1:32     For the backsliding of the simple shall slay them, And the careless ease of fools shall destroy them.  

20-1:33     But whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell securely, And shall be quiet without fear of evil.  

  

  

  

  

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Proverbs 2:  

Chapter 2:22 Verses  

20 Proverbs 

(A.S.V.) . 

20-2:1      My son, if thou wilt receive my words, And lay up my commandments with thee;  

20-2:2      So as to incline thine ear unto wisdom, And apply thy heart to understanding;  

20-2:3      Yea, if thou cry after discernment, And lift up thy voice for understanding;  

20-2:4      If thou seek her as silver, And search for her as for hid treasures:  

20-2:5      Then shalt thou understand the fear of Jehovah, And find the knowledge of God.  

20-2:6      For Jehovah giveth wisdom; Out of his mouth [cometh] knowledge and understanding:  

20-2:7      He layeth up sound wisdom for the upright; [He is] a shield to them that walk in integrity;  

20-2:8      That he may guard the paths of justice, And preserve the way of his saints.  

20-2:9      Then shalt thou understand righteousness and justice, And equity, [yea], every good path.  

20-2:10     For wisdom shall enter into thy heart, And knowledge shall be pleasant unto thy soul;  

20-2:11     Discretion shall watch over thee; Understanding shall keep thee:  

20-2:12     To deliver thee from the way of evil, From the men that speak perverse things;  

20-2:13     Who forsake the paths of uprightness, To walk in the ways of darkness;  

20-2:14     Who rejoice to do evil, And delight in the perverseness of evil;  

20-2:15     Who are crooked in their ways, And wayward in their paths:  

20-2:16     To deliver thee from the strange woman, Even from the foreigner that flattereth with her words;  

20-2:17     That forsaketh the friend of her youth, And forgetteth the covenant of her God:  

20-2:18     For her house inclineth unto death, And her paths unto the dead;  

20-2:19     None that go unto her return again, Neither do they attain unto the paths of life:  

20-2:20     That thou mayest walk in the way of good men, And keep the paths of the righteous.  

20-2:21     For the upright shall dwell in the land, And the perfect shall remain in it.  

20-2:22     But the wicked shall be cut off from the land, And the treacherous shall be rooted out of it.  

  

  

  

  

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Proverbs 3:  

Chapter 3:35 Verses  

20 Proverbs 

(A.S.V.) . 

20-3:1      My son, forget not my law; But let thy heart keep my commandments:  

20-3:2      For length of days, and years of life, And peace, will they add to thee.  

20-3:3      Let not kindness and truth forsake thee: Bind them about thy neck; Write them upon the tablet of thy heart:  

20-3:4      So shalt thou find favor and good understanding In the sight of God and man.  

20-3:5      Trust in Jehovah with all thy heart, And lean not upon thine own understanding:  

20-3:6      In all thy ways acknowledge him, And he will direct thy paths.  

20-3:7      Be not wise in thine own eyes; Fear Jehovah, and depart from evil:  

20-3:8      It will be health to thy navel, And marrow to thy bones.  

20-3:9      Honor Jehovah with thy substance, And with the first-fruits of all thine increase:  

20-3:10     So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, And thy vats shall overflow with new wine.  

20-3:11     My son, despise not the chastening of Jehovah; Neither be weary of his reproof:  

20-3:12     For whom Jehovah loveth he reproveth; Even as a father the son in whom he delighteth.  

20-3:13     Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, And the man that getteth understanding.  

20-3:14     For the gaining of it is better than the gaining of silver, And the profit thereof than fine gold.  

20-3:15     She is more precious than rubies: And none of the things thou canst desire are to be compared unto her.  

20-3:16     Length of days is in her right hand; In her left hand are riches and honor.  

20-3:17     Her ways are ways of pleasantness, And all her paths are peace.  

20-3:18     She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her: And happy is every one that retaineth her.  

20-3:19     Jehovah by wisdom founded the earth; By understanding he established the heavens.  

20-3:20     By his knowledge the depths were broken up, And the skies drop down the dew.  

20-3:21     My son, let them not depart from thine eyes; Keep sound wisdom and discretion:  

20-3:22     So shall they be life unto thy soul, And grace to thy neck.  

20-3:23     Then shalt thou walk in thy way securely, And thy foot shall not stumble.  

20-3:24     When thou liest down, thou shalt not be afraid: Yea, thou shalt lie down, and thy sleep shall be sweet.  

20-3:25     Be not afraid of sudden fear, Neither of the desolation of the wicked, when it cometh:  

20-3:26     For Jehovah will be thy confidence, And will keep thy foot from being taken.  

20-3:27     Withhold not good from them to whom it is due, When it is in the power of thy hand to do it.  

20-3:28     Say not unto thy neighbor, Go, and come again, And to-morrow I will give; When thou hast it by thee.  

20-3:29     Devise not evil against thy neighbor, Seeing he dwelleth securely by thee.  

20-3:30     Strive not with a man without cause, If he have done thee no harm.  

20-3:31     Envy thou not the man of violence, And choose none of his ways.  

20-3:32     For the perverse is an abomination to Jehovah; But his friendship is with the upright.  

20-3:33     The curse of Jehovah is in the house of the wicked; But he blesseth the habitation of the righteous.  

20-3:34     Surely he scoffeth at the scoffers; But he giveth grace unto the lowly.  

20-3:35     The wise shall inherit glory; But shame shall be the promotion of fools.  

  

  

  

  

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Proverbs 4:  

Chapter 4:27 Verses  

20 Proverbs  

(A.S.V.) . 

20-4:1      Hear, [my] sons, the instruction of a father, And attend to know understanding:  

20-4:2      For I give you good doctrine; Forsake ye not my law.  

20-4:3      For I was a son unto my father, Tender and only beloved in the sight of my mother.  

20-4:4      And he taught me, and said unto me: Let thy heart retain my words; Keep my commandments, and live;  

20-4:5      Get wisdom, get understanding; Forget not, neither decline from the words of my mouth;  

20-4:6      Forsake her not, and she will preserve thee; Love her, and she will keep thee.  

20-4:7      Wisdom [is] the principal thing; [therefore] get wisdom; Yea, with all thy getting get understanding.  

20-4:8      Exalt her, and she will promote thee; She will bring thee to honor, when thou dost embrace her.  

20-4:9      She will give to thy head a chaplet of grace; A crown of beauty will she deliver to thee.  

20-4:10     Hear, O my son, and receive my sayings; And the years of thy life shall be many.  

20-4:11     I have taught thee in the way of wisdom; I have led thee in paths of uprightness.  

20-4:12     When thou goest, thy steps shall not be straitened; And if thou runnest, thou shalt not stumble.  

20-4:13     Take fast hold of instruction; let her not go: Keep her; for she is thy life.  

20-4:14     Enter not into the path of the wicked, And walk not in the way of evil men.  

20-4:15     Avoid it, pass not by it; Turn from it, and pass on.  

20-4:16     For they sleep not, except they do evil; And their sleep is taken away, unless they cause some to fall.  

20-4:17     For they eat the bread of wickedness, And drink the wine of violence.  

20-4:18     But the path of the righteous is as the dawning light, That shineth more and more unto the perfect day.  

20-4:19     The way of the wicked is as darkness: They know not at what they stumble.  

20-4:20     My son, attend to my words; Incline thine ear unto my sayings.  

20-4:21     Let them not depart from thine eyes; Keep them in the midst of thy heart.  

20-4:22     For they are life unto those that find them, And health to all their flesh.  

20-4:23     Keep thy heart with all diligence; For out of it are the issues of life.  

20-4:24     Put away from thee a wayward mouth, And perverse lips put far from thee.  

20-4:25     Let thine eyes look right on, And let thine eyelids look straight before thee.  

20-4:26     Make level the path of thy feet, And let all thy ways be established.  

20-4:27     Turn not to the right hand nor to the left: Remove thy foot from evil.  

  

  

  

  

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Proverbs 5:  

Chapter 5:23 Verses  

20 Proverbs 

(A.S.V.) . 

20-5:1      My son, attend unto my wisdom; Incline thine ear to my understanding:  

20-5:2      That thou mayest preserve discretion, And that thy lips may keep knowledge.  

20-5:3      For the lips of a strange woman drop honey, And her mouth is smoother than oil:  

20-5:4      But in the end she is bitter as wormwood, Sharp as a two-edged sword.  

20-5:5      Her feet go down to death; Her steps take hold on Sheol;  

20-5:6      So that she findeth not the level path of life: Her ways are unstable, [and] she knoweth [it] not.  

20-5:7      Now therefore, [my] sons, hearken unto me, And depart not from the words of my mouth.  

20-5:8      Remove thy way far from her, And come not nigh the door of her house;  

20-5:9      Lest thou give thine honor unto others, And thy years unto the cruel;  

20-5:10     Lest strangers be filled with thy strength, And thy labors [be] in the house of an alien,  

20-5:11     And thou mourn at thy latter end, When thy flesh and thy body are consumed,  

20-5:12     And say, How have I hated instruction, And my heart despised reproof;  

20-5:13     Neither have I obeyed the voice of my teachers, Nor inclined mine ear to them that instructed me!  

20-5:14     I was well-nigh in all evil In the midst of the assembly and congregation.  

20-5:15     Drink waters out of thine own cistern, And running waters out of thine own well.  

20-5:16     Should thy springs be dispersed abroad, And streams of water in the streets?  

20-5:17     Let them be for thyself alone, And not for strangers with thee.  

20-5:18     Let thy fountain be blessed; And rejoice in the wife of thy youth.  

20-5:19     [As] a loving hind and a pleasant doe, Let her breasts satisfy thee at all times; And be thou ravished always with her love.  

20-5:20     For why shouldest thou, my son, be ravished with a strange woman, And embrace the bosom of a foreigner?  

20-5:21     For the ways of man are before the eyes of Jehovah; And he maketh level all his paths.  

20-5:22     His own iniquities shall take the wicked, And he shall be holden with the cords of his sin.  

20-5:23     He shall die for lack of instruction; And in the greatness of his folly he shall go astray.  

  

  

  

  

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Proverbs 6:  

Chapter 6:35 Verses  

20 Proverbs 

(A.S.V.) . 

20-6:1      My son, if thou art become surety for thy neighbor, If thou hast stricken thy hands for a stranger;  

20-6:2      Thou art snared with the words of thy mouth, Thou art taken with the words of thy mouth.  

20-6:3      Do this now, my son, and deliver thyself, Seeing thou art come into the hand of thy neighbor: Go, humble thyself, and importune thy neighbor;  

20-6:4      Give not sleep to thine eyes, Nor slumber to thine eyelids;  

20-6:5      Deliver thyself as a roe from the hand [of the hunter], And as a bird from the hand of the fowler.  

20-6:6      Go to the ant, thou sluggard; Consider her ways, and be wise:  

20-6:7      Which having no chief, Overseer, or ruler,  

20-6:8      Provideth her bread in the summer, And gathereth her food in the harvest.  

20-6:9      How long wilt thou sleep, O sluggard? When wilt thou arise out of thy sleep?  

20-6:10     [Yet] a little sleep, a little slumber, A little folding of the hands to sleep:  

20-6:11     So shall thy poverty come as a robber, And thy want as an armed man.  

20-6:12     A worthless person, a man of iniquity, Is he that walketh with a perverse mouth;  

20-6:13     That winketh with his eyes, that speaketh with his feet, That maketh signs with his fingers;  

20-6:14     In whose heart is perverseness, Who deviseth evil continually, Who soweth discord.  

20-6:15     Therefore shall his calamity come suddenly; On a sudden shall he be broken, and that without remedy.  

20-6:16     There are six things which Jehovah hateth; Yea, seven which are an abomination unto him:  

20-6:17     Haughty eyes, a lying tongue, And hands that shed innocent blood;  

20-6:18     A heart that deviseth wicked purposes, Feet that are swift in running to mischief,  

20-6:19     A false witness that uttereth lies, And he that soweth discord among brethren.  

20-6:20     My son, keep the commandment of thy father, And forsake not the law of thy mother:  

20-6:21     Bind them continually upon thy heart; Tie them about thy neck.  

20-6:22     When thou walkest, it shall lead thee; When thou sleepest, it shall watch over thee; And when thou awakest, it shall talk with thee.  

20-6:23     For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; And reproofs of instruction are the way of life:  

20-6:24     To keep thee from the evil woman, From the flattery of the foreigner’s tongue.  

20-6:25     Lust not after her beauty in thy heart; Neither let her take thee with her eyelids.  

20-6:26     For on account of a harlot [a man is brought] to a piece of bread; And the adulteress hunteth for the precious life.  

20-6:27     Can a man take fire in his bosom, And his clothes not be burned?  

20-6:28     Or can one walk upon hot coals, And his feet not be scorched?  

20-6:29     So he that goeth in to his neighbor’s wife; Whosoever toucheth her shall not be unpunished.  

20-6:30     Men do not despise a thief, if he steal To satisfy himself when he is hungry:  

20-6:31     But if he be found, he shall restore sevenfold; He shall give all the substance of his house.  

20-6:32     He that committeth adultery with a woman is void of understanding: He doeth it who would destroy his own soul.  

20-6:33     Wounds and dishonor shall he get; And his reproach shall not be wiped away.  

20-6:34     For jealousy is the rage of a man; And he will not spare in the day of vengeance.  

20-6:35     He will not regard any ransom; Neither will he rest content, though thou givest many gifts.  

  

  

  

  

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Proverbs 7:  

Chapter 7:27 Verses  

20 Proverbs 

(A.S.V.) . 

20-7:1      My son, keep my words, And lay up my commandments with thee.  

20-7:2      Keep my commandments and live; And my law as the apple of thine eye.  

20-7:3      Bind them upon thy fingers; Write them upon the tablet of thy heart.  

20-7:4      Say unto wisdom, Thou art my sister; And call understanding [thy] kinswoman:  

20-7:5      That they may keep thee from the strange woman, From the foreigner that flattereth with her words.  

20-7:6      For at the window of my house I looked forth through my lattice;  

20-7:7      And I beheld among the simple ones, I discerned among the youths, A young man void of understanding,  

20-7:8      Passing through the street near her corner; And he went the way to her house,  

20-7:9      In the twilight, in the evening of the day, In the middle of the night and in the darkness.  

20-7:10     And, behold, there met him a woman With the attire of a harlot, and wily of heart.  

20-7:11     She is clamorous and wilful; Her feet abide not in her house:  

20-7:12     Now she is in the streets, now in the broad places, And lieth in wait at every corner.  

20-7:13     So she caught him, and kissed him, [And] with an impudent face she said unto him:  

20-7:14     Sacrifices of peace-offerings are with me; This day have I paid my vows.  

20-7:15     Therefore came I forth to meet thee, Diligently to seek thy face, and I have found thee.  

20-7:16     I have spread my couch with carpets of tapestry, With striped cloths of the yarn of Egypt.  

20-7:17     I have perfumed my bed With myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon.  

20-7:18     Come, let us take our fill of love until the morning; Let us solace ourselves with loves.  

20-7:19     For the man is not at home; He is gone a long journey:  

20-7:20     He hath taken a bag of money with him; He will come home at the full moon.  

20-7:21     With her much fair speech she causeth him to yield; With the flattering of her lips she forceth him along.  

20-7:22     He goeth after her straightway, As an ox goeth to the slaughter, Or as [one in] fetters to the correction of the fool;  

20-7:23     Till an arrow strike through his liver; As a bird hasteth to the snare, And knoweth not that it is for his life.  

20-7:24     Now therefore, [my] sons, hearken unto me, And attend to the words of my mouth.  

20-7:25     Let not thy heart decline to her ways; Go not astray in her paths.  

20-7:26     For she hath cast down many wounded: Yea, all her slain are a mighty host.  

20-7:27     Her house is the way to Sheol, Going down to the chambers of death.  

  

  

  

  

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Proverbs 8:  

Chapter 8:36 Verses  

20 Proverbs 

(A.S.V.) . 

20-8:1      Doth not wisdom cry, And understanding put forth her voice?  

20-8:2      On the top of high places by the way, Where the paths meet, she standeth;  

20-8:3      Beside the gates, at the entry of the city, At the coming in at the doors, she crieth aloud:  

20-8:4      Unto you, O men, I call; And my voice is to the sons of men.  

20-8:5      O ye simple, understand prudence; And, ye fools, be of an understanding heart.  

20-8:6      Hear, for I will speak excellent things; And the opening of my lips shall be right things.  

20-8:7      For my mouth shall utter truth; And wickedness is an abomination to my lips.  

20-8:8      All the words of my mouth are in righteousness; There is nothing crooked or perverse in them.  

20-8:9      They are all plain to him that understandeth, And right to them that find knowledge.  

20-8:10     Receive my instruction, and not silver; And knowledge rather than choice gold.  

20-8:11     For wisdom is better than rubies; And all the things that may be desired are not to be compared unto it.  

20-8:12     I wisdom have made prudence my dwelling, And find out knowledge [and] discretion.  

20-8:13     The fear of Jehovah is to hate evil: Pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, And the perverse mouth, do I hate.  

20-8:14     Counsel is mine, and sound knowledge: I am understanding; I have might.  

20-8:15     By me kings reign, And princes decree justice.  

20-8:16     By me princes rule, And nobles, [even] all the judges of the earth.  

20-8:17     I love them that love me; And those that seek me diligently shall find me.  

20-8:18     Riches and honor are with me; [Yea], durable wealth and righteousness.  

20-8:19     My fruit is better than gold, yea, than fine gold; And my revenue than choice silver.  

20-8:20     I walk in the way of righteousness, In the midst of the paths of justice;  

20-8:21     That I may cause those that love me to inherit substance, And that I may fill their treasuries.  

20-8:22     Jehovah possessed me in the beginning of his way, Before his works of old.  

20-8:23     I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, Before the earth was.  

20-8:24     When there were no depths, I was brought forth, When there were no fountains abounding with water.  

20-8:25     Before the mountains were settled, Before the hills was I brought forth;  

20-8:26     While as yet he had not made the earth, nor the fields, Nor the beginning of the dust of the world.  

20-8:27     When he established the heavens, I was there: When he set a circle upon the face of the deep,  

20-8:28     When he made firm the skies above, When the fountains of the deep became strong,  

20-8:29     When he gave to the sea its bound, That the waters should not transgress his commandment, When he marked out the foundations of the earth;  

20-8:30     Then I was by him, [as] a master workman; And I was daily [his] delight, Rejoicing always before him,  

20-8:31     Rejoicing in his habitable earth; And my delight was with the sons of men.  

20-8:32