Proverbs 20

Proverbs 20:1

20:1 Wine is a mocker [to express contempt or to ridicule] and beer [Hebrew word for beer comes from a verb meaning “to become drunk”; noun is often translated “strong drink”] a brawler [a loud and boisterous individual]; whoever is led astray [staggers; to err; to be deceived] by them is not wise.

Proverbs 20:3
20:3 It is to a man’s honor to avoid strife [cf. Matt. 5:9; 1 Pet. 3:11], but every fool is quick to quarrel.

Proverbs 20:7
20:7 The righteous [one who strives to live according to God’s standards] man leads a blameless life [a life of integrity]; blessed [happy] are his children after him.

Proverbs 20:17
20:17 Food gained by fraud tastes sweet to a man [in the short-term], but he ends up with a mouth full of gravel [in the long run].

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