Proverbs 20 (NIV) Selected Verses

Proverbs 20 (NIV) Selected Verses

It is to one’s honor to avoid strife,
    but every fool(G) is quick to quarrel.(H)

The purposes of a person’s heart are deep waters,(K)
    but one who has insight draws them out.

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[a] 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.

 

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