1¶Wineisa mocker, strong drinkisraging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.
2The fear of a kingisas the roaring of a lion:whosoprovoketh him to anger sinnethagainsthis own soul.
3It isan honour for a man to cease from strife: but every fool will be meddling.
4The sluggard will not plow by reason of the cold;thereforeshall he beg in harvest, andhavenothing.
5Counsel in the heart of manis likedeep water; but a man of understanding will draw it out.
6Most men will proclaim every one his own goodness: but a faithful man who can find?
7The justmanwalketh in his integrity: his childrenareblessed after him.
8A king that sitteth in the throne of judgment scattereth away all evil with his eyes.
9Who can say, I have made my heart clean, I am pure from my sin?
10Divers weights,anddivers measures, both of themarealike abomination to the LORD.
11Even a child is known by his doings, whether his workbepure, and whetherit beright.
12The hearing ear, and the seeing eye, the LORD hath made even both of them.
13Love not sleep, lest thou come to poverty; open thine eyes,andthou shalt be satisfied with bread.
14It isnaught,it isnaught, saith the buyer: but when he is gone his way, then he boasteth.
15There is gold, and a multitude of rubies: but the lips of knowledgearea precious jewel.
16Take his garment that is suretyfora stranger: and take a pledge of him for a strange woman.
17Bread of deceitissweet to a man; but afterwards his mouth shall be filled with gravel.
18Everypurpose is established by counsel: and with good advice make war.
19He that goeth aboutasa talebearer revealeth secrets: therefore meddle not with him that flattereth with his lips.
20Whoso curseth his father or his mother, his lamp shall be put out in obscure darkness.
21An inheritancemay begotten hastily at the beginning; but the end thereof shall not be blessed.
22Say not thou, I will recompense evil;butwait on the LORD, and he shall save thee.
23Divers weightsarean abomination unto the LORD; and a false balanceisnot good.
24Man’s goingsareof the LORD; how can a man then understand his own way?
25It isa snare to the manwhodevoureththat which isholy, and after vows to make enquiry.
26A wise king scattereth the wicked, and bringeth the wheel over them.
27The spirit of manisthe candle of the LORD, searching all the inward parts of the belly.
28Mercy and truth preserve the king: and his throne is upholden by mercy.
29The glory of young menistheir strength: and the beauty of old menisthe gray head.
30The blueness of a wound cleanseth away evil: sodostripes the inward parts of the belly.
Good morning! Yesterday I was doing my Bible study in preparation for marriage and was at Day:11~ prayer for his integrity, Proverbs 20:7. . I read through it 3+ times pausing at different verses to pray and think how each relates to my life. I have read that Proverbs is a good go-to for daily reading if you don’t have a planned study. Proverbs has 31 chapters and there are up to 31 days in a month. For a basic start in lessons on a biblical life Proverbs is a great place to start!!
For me this week, Proverbs 20 was exactly what I needed.