Proverbs 20
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1Wine is a mocker and strong drink is a brawler; whoever goes astray by them is not wise. 1לֵ֣ץ הַ֭יַּין‪‬ הֹמֶ֣ה שֵׁכָ֑ר וְכָל־ שֹׁ֥גֶה בּ֝֗וֹ לֹ֣א יֶחְכָּֽם׃
2The king's terrifying anger is like the roar of a lion; whoever provokes him sins against himself. 2נַ֣הַם כַּ֭כְּפִיר אֵ֣ימַת מֶ֑לֶךְ מִ֝תְעַבְּר֗וֹ חוֹטֵ֥א נַפְשֽׁוֹ׃
3It is an honor for a person to cease from strife, but every fool quarrels. 3כָּב֣וֹד לָ֭אִישׁ שֶׁ֣בֶת מֵרִ֑יב וְכָל־ אֱ֝וִ֗יל יִתְגַּלָּֽע׃
4The sluggard will not plow during the planting season, so at harvest time he looks for the crop but has nothing. 4מֵ֭חֹרֶף עָצֵ֣ל לֹא־ יַחֲרֹ֑שׁ [ישאל] (וְשָׁאַ֖ל) בַּקָּצִ֣יר וָאָֽיִן׃
5Counsel in a person's heart is like deep water, but an understanding person draws it out. 5מַ֣יִם עֲ֭מֻקִּים עֵצָ֣ה בְלֶב־ אִ֑ישׁ וְאִ֖ישׁ תְּבוּנָ֣ה יִדְלֶֽנָּה׃
6Many people profess their loyalty, but a faithful person--who can find? 6רָב־ אָדָ֗ם יִ֭קְרָא אִ֣ישׁ חַסְדּ֑וֹ וְאִ֥ישׁ אֱ֝מוּנִ֗ים מִ֣י יִמְצָֽא׃
7The righteous person behaves in integrity; blessed are his children after him. 7מִתְהַלֵּ֣ךְ בְּתֻמּ֣וֹ צַדִּ֑יק אַשְׁרֵ֖י בָנָ֣יו אַחֲרָֽיו׃
8A king sitting on the throne to judge separates out all evil with his eyes. 8מֶ֗לֶךְ יוֹשֵׁ֥ב עַל־ כִּסֵּא־ דִ֑ין מְזָרֶ֖ה בְעֵינָ֣יו כָּל־ רָֽע׃
9Who can say, "I have kept my heart clean; I am pure from my sin"? 9מִֽי־ יֹ֭אמַר זִכִּ֣יתִי לִבִּ֑י טָ֝הַ֗רְתִּי מֵחַטָּאתִֽי׃
10Diverse weights and diverse measures--the LORD abhors both of them. 10אֶ֣בֶן וָ֭אֶבֶן אֵיפָ֣ה וְאֵיפָ֑ה תּוֹעֲבַ֥ת יְ֝הוָ֗ה גַּם־ שְׁנֵיהֶֽם׃
11Even a young man is known by his actions, whether his activity is pure and whether it is right. 11גַּ֣ם בְּ֭מַעֲלָלָיו יִתְנַכֶּר־ נָ֑עַר אִם־ זַ֖ךְ וְאִם־ יָשָׁ֣ר פָּעֳלֽוֹ׃
12The ear that hears and the eye that sees--the LORD has made them both. 12אֹ֣זֶן שֹׁ֭מַעַת וְעַ֣יִן רֹאָ֑ה יְ֝הוָ֗ה עָשָׂ֥ה גַם־ שְׁנֵיהֶֽם׃
13Do not love sleep, lest you become impoverished; open your eyes so that you might be satisfied with food. 13אַל־ תֶּֽאֱהַ֣ב שֵׁ֭נָה פֶּן־ תִּוָּרֵ֑שׁ פְּקַ֖ח עֵינֶ֣יךָ שְֽׂבַֽע־ לָֽחֶם׃
14"It's worthless! It's worthless!" says the buyer, but when he goes on his way, he boasts. 14רַ֣ע רַ֭ע יֹאמַ֣ר הַקּוֹנֶ֑ה וְאֹזֵ֥ל ל֝֗וֹ אָ֣ז יִתְהַלָּֽל׃
15There is gold, and an abundance of rubies, but words of knowledge are like a precious jewel. 15יֵ֣שׁ זָ֭הָב וְרָב־ פְּנִינִ֑ים וּכְלִ֥י יְ֝קָ֗ר שִׂפְתֵי־ דָֽעַת׃
16Take a man's garment when he has given security for a stranger, and when he gives surety for strangers, hold him in pledge. 16לְֽקַח־ בִּ֭גְדוֹ כִּי־ עָ֣רַב זָ֑ר וּבְעַ֖ד [נכרים] (נָכְרִיָּ֣ה) חַבְלֵֽהוּ׃
17Bread gained by deceit tastes sweet to a person, but afterward his mouth will be filled with gravel. 17עָרֵ֣ב לָ֭אִישׁ לֶ֣חֶם שָׁ֑קֶר וְ֝אַחַ֗ר יִמָּֽלֵא־ פִ֥יהוּ חָצָֽץ׃
18Plans are established by counsel, so make war with guidance. 18מַ֭חֲשָׁבוֹת בְּעֵצָ֣ה תִכּ֑וֹן וּ֝בְתַחְבֻּל֗וֹת עֲשֵׂ֣ה מִלְחָמָֽה׃
19The one who goes about gossiping reveals secrets; therefore do not associate with someone who is always opening his mouth. 19גּֽוֹלֶה־ סּ֭וֹד הוֹלֵ֣ךְ רָכִ֑יל וּלְפֹתֶ֥ה שְׂ֝פָתָ֗יו לֹ֣א תִתְעָרָֽב׃
20The one who curses his father and his mother, his lamp will be extinguished in the blackest darkness. 20מְ֭קַלֵּל אָבִ֣יו וְאִמּ֑וֹ יִֽדְעַ֥ךְ נֵ֝ר֗וֹ [באישון] (בֶּאֱשׁ֥וּן) חֹֽשֶׁךְ׃
21An inheritance gained easily in the beginning will not be blessed in the end. 21נַ֭חֲלָה [מבחלת] (מְבֹהֶ֣לֶת) בָּרִאשֹׁנָ֑ה וְ֝אַחֲרִיתָ֗הּ לֹ֣א תְבֹרָֽךְ׃
22Do not say, "I will pay back evil!" Wait for the LORD, so that he may vindicate you. 22אַל־ תֹּאמַ֥ר אֲשַׁלְּמָה־ רָ֑ע קַוֵּ֥ה לַֽ֝יהוָ֗ה וְיֹ֣שַֽׁע לָֽךְ׃
23The LORD abhors differing weights, and dishonest scales are wicked. 23תּוֹעֲבַ֣ת יְ֭הוָה אֶ֣בֶן וָאָ֑בֶן וּמֹאזְנֵ֖י מִרְמָ֣ה לֹא־ טֽוֹב׃
24The steps of a person are ordained by the LORD--so how can anyone understand his own way? 24מֵיהוָ֥ה‪‬‪‬‪‬ מִצְעֲדֵי־ גָ֑בֶר וְ֝אָדָ֗ם מַה־ יָּבִ֥ין דַּרְכּֽוֹ׃
25It is a snare for a person to rashly cry, "Holy!" and only afterward to consider what he has vowed. 25מוֹקֵ֣שׁ אָ֭דָם יָ֣לַע קֹ֑דֶשׁ וְאַחַ֖ר נְדָרִ֣ים לְבַקֵּֽר׃
26A wise king separates out the wicked; he turns the threshing wheel over them. 26מְזָרֶ֣ה רְ֭שָׁעִים מֶ֣לֶךְ חָכָ֑ם וַיָּ֖שֶׁב עֲלֵיהֶ֣ם אוֹפָֽן׃
27The human spirit is like the lamp of the LORD, searching all his innermost parts. 27נֵ֣ר יְ֭הוָה נִשְׁמַ֣ת אָדָ֑ם חֹ֝פֵ֗שׂ כָּל־ חַדְרֵי־ בָֽטֶן׃
28Loyal love and truth preserve a king, and his throne is upheld by loyal love. 28חֶ֣סֶד וֶ֭אֱמֶת יִצְּרוּ־ מֶ֑לֶךְ וְסָעַ֖ד בַּחֶ֣סֶד כִּסְאֽוֹ׃
29The glory of young men is their strength, and the splendor of old men is gray hair. 29תִּפְאֶ֣רֶת בַּחוּרִ֣ים כֹּחָ֑ם וַהֲדַ֖ר זְקֵנִ֣ים שֵׂיבָֽה׃
30Beatings and wounds cleanse away evil, and floggings cleanse the innermost being. 30חַבֻּר֣וֹת פֶּ֭צַע [תמריק] (תַּמְר֣וּק) בְּרָ֑ע וּ֝מַכּ֗וֹת חַדְרֵי־ בָֽטֶן׃
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