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Proverbs 20 - NIV


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.


The purposes of a person’s heart are deep waters,
but one who has insight draws them out.


Many claim to have unfailing love,
but a faithful person who can find?


The righteous lead blameless lives;
blessed are their children after them.


When a king sits on his throne to judge,
he winnows out all evil with his eyes.


Who can say, “I have kept my heart pure;
I am clean and without sin”?


Differing weights and differing measures—
the Lord detests them both.


Even small children are known by their actions,
so is their conduct really pure and upright?


Ears that hear and eyes that see—
the Lord has made them both.


Do not love sleep or you will grow poor;
stay awake and you will have food to spare.


“It’s no good, it’s no good!” says the buyer—
then goes off and boasts about the purchase.


Gold there is, and rubies in abundance,
but lips that speak knowledge are a rare jewel.

Sermons on Proverbs 20 More sermons: Proverbs 20

Tim Pollock avatar
Cast a Clear Vision for Sons and Daughters
Shared by: Tim Pollock on May, 2016
Summary: Sermon Series by Dr. Tim Pollock on Parenting
Scripture: Proverbs 20:7
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 233
John McCormack avatar
Shared by: John McCormack on Apr, 2016
Scripture: Proverbs 20:5
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,152
William R. Nabaza avatar
GOD created ears and eyes
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Mar, 2016
Summary: To show proof in black and white that GOD made both ears and eyes, that are both recipients of GOD'S goodness, spiritual ears and spiritual eyes.
Scripture: Proverbs 20:12
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 323
William R. Nabaza avatar
A child is known by his doings
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Apr, 2015
Summary: To show that even at childhoood you will be known if you're righteous or not.
Scripture: Proverbs 20:11
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 1,381
Bruce Goettsche avatar
the Blessing of Friendship
Shared by: Bruce Goettsche on Aug, 2014
Summary: Everyone needs a friend. What should we look for in a friend?
Jeremy Poling avatar
Shared by: Jeremy Poling on May, 2013
Summary: Faith has a system
Scripture: Proverbs 20:12
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 1,389
William R. Nabaza avatar
Avoiding Strife
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Jan, 2013
Summary: I. EXORDIUM: Are you a quarrelsome person? II. AUDIENCE PROFILE: Believers III. OBJECTIVES: To show proof that strife can be avoided and stopped. IV. TEXT: Proverbs 20:3 (Amplified Bible) It is an honor for a man to cease from stri
Scripture: Proverbs 20:3
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 1,383
Tom Shepard avatar
Proverbs 20 - On Life And Conduct
Shared by: Tom Shepard on Jul, 2012
Summary: This is a look at Proverbs chapter twenty.
based on 8 ratings
Scripture: Proverbs 20:1-30
Denomination: Independent Bible
Views: 1,940
Randy Trotter avatar
A Father’s Legacy
Shared by: Randy Trotter on Jun, 2012
Summary: Every man has a Legacy to leave.
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 2,336
Ed Vasicek avatar
Horse Sense Without the Horse
Shared by: Ed Vasicek on May, 2012
Summary: We should never assume that common sense is common. We all have gaps in our wisdom spectrum, and we all need to review to stay sharp. Today we will look at four obvious bits of divine advice.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Proverbs 20:15-18
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 4,227
Ed Vasicek avatar
Shared by: Ed Vasicek on Apr, 2012
Summary: Integrity is a quality closely associated with wisdom, righteous living, and character. People of integrity are good ambassadors for our Lord!
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Proverbs 20:9-14
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 3,711
Ed Vasicek avatar
Discernment Camp
Shared by: Ed Vasicek on Apr, 2012
Summary: Solomon is training us to develop discernment, the ability to distinguish between truth and lies, integrity and dishonesty, foolishness and wisdom. From his words, we can draw four important principles.
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Proverbs 20:5-8
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 1,754
Dennis Davidson avatar
Shared by: Dennis Davidson on Apr, 2012
Summary: Let’s look at the Book of Proverbs & see some of the different ways heart trouble in the inner person affects us. Perhaps you will recognize one of these symptoms which is warning you of heart trouble in your inner being.
Series: Proverbs
based on 16 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 16,059
Ed Vasicek avatar
Beware: Danger Ahead!
Shared by: Ed Vasicek on Mar, 2012
Summary: In his attempt to keep us on the Highway of Wisdom, Solomon warns us of the dangers that lure us to exit, including alcohol abuse, provoking anger, and procrastination.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Proverbs 20:1-4
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 3,247
John  Wright avatar
Alcohol #2 Drinking Alcohol Is Not Wise!
Shared by: John Wright on Mar, 2010
Summary: Drinking alcohol is not wise because the end result may be like Zach and it is not wise because it will beat upon one's mind and body and because it puts the brain to sleep and because just small amounts begin to effect one in bad ways quickly and because
Series: Alcohol
based on 6 ratings
Scripture: Proverbs 20:1
Views: 3,740
Howard Strickland avatar
Advice That Will Bring Blessings
Shared by: Howard Strickland on Feb, 2010
Summary: Verse upon verse teaching from the book of Proverbs. More timely advice from the Lord on practical living.
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Proverbs 20:1-30
Denomination: Church Of God
Views: 925
Joshua Hetrick avatar
Moderate Drinking and the Christian
Shared by: Joshua Hetrick on Jul, 2009
Summary: Moderate Drinking and the Christian
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Proverbs 20:1
Views: 1,321
Harold Hansen avatar
How to Handle Anger
Shared by: Harold Hansen on May, 2009
Summary: Just some thoughts on controlling anger. The true onlky help is through Jesus. A totally suttrnder life. Just some thoughts
Series: Anger
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Proverbs 20:2
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 687
Mark Batterson avatar
The Neurology of Faith: Loving God with All of Your Mind
Shared by: Mark Batterson on May, 2008
Summary: Ralph Waldo Emerson, “The religion that is afraid of science dishonors God and commits suicide.” Science and religion aren’t enemies. They are allies. In a sense, every ology is a branch of theology.
based on 36 ratings
Scripture: Proverbs 20:12
Views: 8,973
Felipe Villegas avatar
Diga no a la pirateria
Shared by: Felipe Villegas on Mar, 2008
Summary: Uno de los grandes problemas hoy en día es la piratería, y no la piratería de los piratas del caribe, sino de la imitación. Hoy comenzamos una serie de predicaciones titulada: ¡Diga No a la Piratería! Hoy vamos a mirar las causas y efectos de la pirater
based on 5 ratings
Scripture: Proverbs 20:6
Denomination: Church Of God
Views: 1,133
Edward Hardee avatar
The Virtuous Woman
Shared by: Edward Hardee on Nov, 2007
Summary: To show the importance of a wife
Series: Family
based on 16 ratings
Denomination: Church Of God
Views: 9,636
Brandon Hatfield avatar
"You Don't Have to be 'Superman' to be a 'Super' Dad!"
Shared by: Brandon Hatfield on Jun, 2007
Summary: Father’s Day sermon that encourages dads to do all that it takes to be a "Super Dad." Will help the men in your congregation to see how their relationship with their children affects their lives.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Proverbs 20:7
Views: 1,875
Jimmy Chapman avatar
Shared by: Jimmy Chapman on Jun, 2007
Summary: Qualities of a faithful man
based on 47 ratings
Scripture: Proverbs 20:6
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 21,811
Robert Cox avatar
Hardened Hearts
Shared by: Robert Cox on Dec, 2006
Summary: We tend to think of non-believers as those with hardened hearts, but it can be christians too!
based on 13 ratings
Scripture: Proverbs 20:1
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 5,318
Brandon Park avatar
A Portrait of a Godly Christian
Shared by: Brandon Park on Oct, 2006
Summary: The Tools God Uses to Develop His Character Within Us
based on 11 ratings
Scripture: Proverbs 20:7
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 3,296
Ed Vasicek avatar
Fight Fair
Shared by: Ed Vasicek on Mar, 2006
Summary: Whether married or single, relating well to people includes conflict, so you may as well learn to fight well and to fight fair.
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Proverbs 20:3
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 908
Dave McFadden avatar
Value Fidelity
Shared by: Dave McFadden on Jul, 2005
Summary: Christian parents need to model and teach what it means to keep one’s word.
based on 11 ratings
Scripture: Proverbs 20:6-7
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,790
James Stewart Jr. avatar
Getting it into Gear
Shared by: James Stewart Jr. on Dec, 2003
Summary: This Message deals in the area of Sloth. This is the Sixth message in the series.
based on 12 ratings
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 1,911
Dale Higgins avatar
The Aftertaste of Alcohol
Shared by: Dale Higgins on Mar, 2003
Summary: America has failed to realize that the greatest abuse of drugs there is - is the most acceptable one of Alcohol.
based on 54 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,791
James Boyd avatar
Alcohol and the Bible
Shared by: James Boyd on Feb, 2003
Summary: An article from James & Dave’s Bible Page: What does the Bible REALLY teach about drinking alcohol?
based on 162 ratings
Denomination: Charismatic
Views: 5,910