Proverbs Chapter 20 With Hebrew

Proverbs Chapter 20

1. Wine, (yayin #3196) is a scoffer, (litz #3917b) and intoxicating drinks, (shekar #7941 from shakar) boisterous, (hamah #1993); And All, (Kol #3605) who err/reel, (shagah #7686) are without Wisdom, (Chakam #2449).
2. The terror, (emah #367) of a king, (melek #4428) is like the growling, (naham #5099) of a lion, (kephir #3715); those who provoke anger, (abar #5674b) bares the blame/sins, (chata #2398) against his own soul, (nephesh #5315).
3. It is to one’s honor, (qabod #3519b) to avoid strife, (rib #7379) but All fools, (evil #191) quarrel, (gala #1566).
4. The sluggard, (atzel #6102) does not plow, (charash #2790a) in the cold/winter, (choreph #2779); so he begs, (shaal #7592) in harvest, (qatsir #7105a from qatsar).
5. The counsel, (etzah #6098 from yaatz) of the heart, (leb #3820) of man, (ish #376) is deep, (amoq #6013) water, (mayim #4325) but a man, (ish #376) of Understanding, (Tebunah #8394 from Bin) draws it out , (dalah #1802a).
6. Many, (rob #7230 from rabab) people, (adam #120) proclaim, (qara #7121) a mans, (ish #376) Merciful, Unfailing, Loyal, Love, (Chesed #2617a from Chacad) but who, (mi #4310) can find, (matza #4672) a Faithful, (Emun #529 from Aman) man, (ish #376)?
7. The Righteous, (Tzaddiq #6662) walk, (halak #1980) Blamelessly, (Tom #8537 from Tamam), blessed/happy, (esher #835) are their children, (ben #1121) after them, (achar #310).
8. A king, (melek #4428) dwelling, (yashab #3427) on his throne, (kisse #3678) to Judge, (Din #1779) winnows, (zarah #2219) all, (kol #3605)l evil/bad, (ra #7451b) with his eyes, (ayin #5869).
9. Who, (mi #4310) can say, (amar #559) “my heart, (leb #3820) is pure, (zakah #2135); I am clean, (taher #2891) and without blame/sin, (chattath #2403b from chata)”?
10. Differing weights/stones, (eben 368) and measures, (ephah #374)— both, (gam #1571) YHVH detests, (toebah #8441).
11. A lad, (naar #5288) is recognized, (nakar #5234) by his actions, (maalal #4611) if, (im #518) what he does, (poal #6467 from paal) is pure, (zak #2134) and upright, (yasher #3477).
12. Ears, (ozen #241) that hear, (shama #8085) and eyes, (ayin #5869) that see, (raah #7200)— YHVH has made, (asah #6213) them also, (gam #1571).
13. Do not love sleep or you will grow poor; stay awake and you will have food to spare.
14. “It’s no good, it’s no good!” says the buyer— then goes off and boasts about the purchase.
15. Gold there is, and rubies in abundance,
but lips that speak knowledge are a rare jewel.
16. Take the garment of one who puts up security for a stranger; hold it in pledge if it is done for an outsider.
17. Food gained by fraud tastes sweet, but one ends up with a mouth full of gravel.
18. Plans are established by seeking advice; so if you wage war, obtain guidance.
19. A slanderer, (rakil #7400 from rakal)) reveals/betrays, (galah #1540) a confidence, (sod #5475) so do not associate/deal, (arab #6148) with a gossip, (pathah #6601a)
20. If someone curses their father or mother, their lamp will be snuffed out in pitch darkness.
21. An inheritance claimed too soon will not be blessed at the end.
22. Do not say, “I’ll pay you back for this wrong!” Wait for YHVH and he will avenge you.
23. YHVH detests differing weights, and dishonest scales do not please him.
24. A person’s steps are directed by YHVH. How then can anyone understand their own way?
25. It is a trap to dedicate something rashly and only later to consider one’s vows.
26. A Wise king winnows out the wicked; he drives the threshing wheel over them.
27. The breath, (neshamah #5397 from nasham) of man, (adam #120) is the lamp of YHVH, searching, (chaphas #2664) all, (kol #3605) inmost parts, (cheder #2315) womb/belly/body, (beten #990).
28. Love and faithfulness keep a king safe; through love his throne is made secure.
29. The glory of young men is their strength, gray hair the splendor of the old.
30. Blows and wounds scrub away evil, and beatings purge the inmost being.

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