1898 Young's Literal Translation (YLT)
1 From this chapter to the five and twentieth are sundry observations of moral virtues, and their contrary vices.
20:1 ¶ Wine [is] a scornerstrong drink [is] noisy, And any going astray in it is not wise.
20:2 The fear of a king [is] a growl as of a young lion, He who is causing him to be wroth is wronging his soul.
20:3 An honour to a man is cessation from strife, And every fool intermeddleth.
20:4 Because of winter the slothful plougheth not, He asketh in harvest, and there is nothing.
20:5 Counsel in the heart of a man [is] deep water, And a man of understanding draweth it up.
20:6 A multitude of men proclaim each his kindness, And a man of stedfastness who doth find?
20:7 The righteous is walking habitually in his integrity, O the happiness of his sons after him!
20:8 A king sitting on a throne of judgment, Is scattering with his eyes all evil,
20:9 Who saith, 'I have purified my heart, I have been cleansed from my sin?'
20:11 Even by his actions a youth maketh himself known, Whether his work be pure or upright.
20:13 Love not sleep, lest thou become poor, Open thine eyesbe satisfied [with] bread.
20:14 'Bad, bad,' saith the buyer, And going his way then he boasteth himself.
20:15 Substance, gold, and a multitude of rubies, Yea, a precious vessel, [are] lips of knowledge.
20:16 Take his garment when a stranger hath been surety, And for strangers pledge it.
20:17 Sweet to a man [is] the bread of falsehood, And afterwards is his mouth filled [with] gravel.
20:18 Purposes by counsel thou dost establish, And with plans make thou war.
20:19 A revealer of secret counsels is the busybody, And for a deceiver [with] his lips make not thyself surety.
20:20 Whoso is vilifying his father and his mother, Extinguished is his lamp in blackness of darkness.
20:21 An inheritance gotten wrongly at first, Even its latter end is not blessed.
20:25 A snare to a man [is] he hath swallowed a holy thing, And after vows to make inquiry.
20:26 A wise king is scattering the wicked, And turneth back on them the wheel.
20:28 Kindness and truth keep a king, And he hath supported by kindness his throne.
20:29 The beauty of young men is their strength, And the honour of old men is grey hairs.
20:30 The bandages of a wound thou removest with the evil, Also the plagues of the inner parts of the heart!
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