Proverbs 19:23-29, Proverbs 20:1-4 NIV

Proverbs 19:23-29

The fear of the Lord leads to life;

then one rests content, untouched by trouble.

A sluggard buries his hand in the dish;

he will not even bring it back to his mouth!

Flog a mocker, and the simple will learn prudence;

rebuke the discerning, and they will gain knowledge.

Whoever robs their father and drives out their mother

is a child who brings shame and disgrace.

Stop listening to instruction, my son,

and you will stray from the words of knowledge.

A corrupt witness mocks at justice,

and the mouth of the wicked gulps down evil.

Penalties are prepared for mockers,

and beatings for the backs of fools.

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Proverbs 20:1-4

Wine is a mocker and beer a brawler;

whoever is led astray by them is not wise.

A king’s wrath strikes terror like the roar of a lion;

those who anger him forfeit their lives.

It is to one’s honor to avoid strife,

but every fool is quick to quarrel.

Sluggards do not plow in season;

so at harvest time they look but find nothing.

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