Proverbs 20 (NIV) Selected Verses
3 It is to one’s honor to avoid strife,
but every fool(G) is quick to quarrel.(H)
5 The purposes of a person’s heart are deep waters,(K)
but one who has insight draws them out.
7 The righteous lead blameless lives;(M)
blessed are their children after them.(N)
15 Gold there is, and rubies in abundance,
but lips that speak knowledge are a rare jewel.
19 A gossip betrays a confidence;(AB)
so avoid anyone who talks too much.
20 If someone curses their father or mother,(AC)
their lamp will be snuffed out in pitch darkness.(AD)
24 A person’s steps are directed(AH) by the Lord.(AI)
How then can anyone understand their own way?(AJ)
27 The human spirit is the lamp of the Lord(AM)
that sheds light on one’s inmost being.(AN)
30 Blows and wounds scrub(AR) away evil,
and beatings(AS) purge the inmost being.