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20 ¶ Wine makes a mocker, and beer a reveler, and whoever errs concerning them shall never be wise.

¶ The fear of the king is as the roaring of a lion; whoever provokes him to anger sins against his own soul.

It is an honour for a man to cease from strife, but every fool will be meddling.

¶ The sluggard will not plow by reason of the cold; therefore he shall beg in harvest and have nothing.

¶ Counsel in the heart of man is like deep water, but a man of intelligence will draw it out.

¶ Most men will proclaim each one his own mercy, but who can find a man of truth?

¶ The just man who walks in his integrity, blessed shall be his sons after him.

¶ A king that sits in the throne of judgment scatters away all evil with his eyes.

¶ Who shall be able to say, I have made my heart clean, I am pure from my sin?

10 ¶ Double weights and double measures, both of them are alike abomination to the LORD.

11 ¶ Even a child is known by his doings, whether his work is pure and whether it is right.

12 ¶ The hearing ear and the seeing eye, the LORD has made both of them.

13 ¶ Do not love sleep lest thou come to poverty; open thine eyes, and thou shalt be satisfied with bread.

14 ¶ It is bad, it is bad, the buyer says; but when he is gone his way, then he boasts.

15 ¶ There is gold and a multitude of precious stones, but the lips of wisdom are a precious vessel.

16 ¶ Take his garment that is surety for a stranger, and take a pledge of him that is surety for a strange woman.

17 ¶ Bread of deceit is sweet to a man, but afterwards his mouth shall be filled with gravel.

18 Every thought must be ordered by counsel, and with intelligence war is made.

19 ¶ He that goes about as a talebearer reveals secrets; therefore meddle not with him that flatters with his lips.

20 ¶ Whosoever curses his father or his mother, his fire shall be put out in obscure darkness.

21 ¶ An inheritance may be gotten hastily at the beginning, but the end thereof shall not be blessed.

22 ¶ Say not thou, I will take vengeance, but wait on the LORD, and he shall save thee.

23 ¶ Double weights are an abomination unto the LORD, and a false balance is not good.

24 ¶ Man’s steps are of the LORD; how can a man then understand his own way?

25 It is a snare unto man to devour that which is holy and afterward to reconsider his vows.

26 ¶ A wise king scatters the wicked and brings the wheel over them.

27 ¶ The spirit of man is the fire of the LORD, which searches the secrets of the inward parts.

28 ¶ Mercy and truth preserve the king, and his throne is upheld by mercy.

29 ¶ The glory of young men is their strength, and the beauty of old men is the gray head.

30 ¶ The scars of past wounds are medicine for evil, and living reproof reaches the most secret places in the inward parts.

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