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2018 October 22
Proverbs 20

Absinthe Drinkers (1876)
Edgar Degas (1834-1917)
Impressionism Style
Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France
Image Source: Web Gallery of Art

     [ Illustration: The painting above illustrates the effects of alcoholism, as in verse one. ]


[ I will again be working through the Scriptures from Genesis to Revelation. I will be adding links, resources, images, and the like, upgrading the former work-through which began with the 2013-10-12 posting which can be found, along with the full Genesis to Revelation postings, in the Archive Page. Postings will be at midnight Eastern Time, as I am able. However, no chapters will be skipped, even though a posting may be late. And all postings will be housed in the Archive Page. ]

     Explanation: Proverbs 20 contains comparisons and contrasts between the righteous and the wicked.
          The subjects of chapter 20 are these:
               Wine is a mocker; strong drink is clamorous; and anyone who is deceived by it is unwise (1).
               A king is as fearsome as a roaring lion, and any who provoke him to anger forfeits his own soul (2).
               To cease from strife is honorable; but every fool is meddlesome (3).
               The sluggard will not plow because it is cold; therefore he shall beg in the harvest but have nothing (4).
               Counsel is like deep water within the heart, but a man of understanding will draw it out (5).
               Most men will proclaim their own goodness; but a faithful man is nearly impossible to find (6).
               The just walk in integrity, and his children are blessed after him (7).
                A king on his judgment throne scatters away evil with his eyes (8).
               No one can say I have made my heart clean, I am pure from my sin (9).
               Unequal weights and measures are an abomination to the LORD -- compare verse twenty-three (10).
               Even a child is known by his doings, whether they are pure and right (11).
               The LORD made the hearing ear and the seeing eye. The implication is that the LORD hears and sees, just as his creation does (12).
               If you love sleep, you may come to poverty; stay awake and you will be satisfied with food (13).
               The buyer discredits the value of the item he wants to buy; but when he goes his way he boasts about the purchase (14).
               The lips of knowledge are a precious jewel comparable to gold and rubies (15).
               A garment can be used as a security pledge for a stranger or a foreigner (16).
               Bread gained by deceit is sweet to a man; but afterward his mouth will be full of gravel (17).
               Plans are established by counsel; war requires wise guidance (18).
               Slanderers reveal secrets; therefore do not associate with a flatterer (19).
               The lamp of one who curses his father or mother will be put out in obscure darkness (20).
               An inheritance may be gotten hastily at the beginning, but the final result will not be blessed (21).
               Do not repay evil; wait on the LORD, and he will save you (22).
               Unequal weights and a false balance are an abomination to the LORD -- compare verse ten (23).
               A man's goings are of the LORD, so how can a man understand his own way (24).
               It is a snare for a man to devour holy things and to have second thoughts after making vows (25).
               A wise king winnows the wicked and drives a threshing wheel over them (26).
               The spirit of man is the lamp of the LORD, searching his innermost parts (27).
               Mercy and truth preserve the king; and his throne is upheld by mercy (28).
               The glory of young men is their strength; and the beauty of old men is the gray beard (29).
               The blueness of a wound cleanses away evil; and stripes cleanse the inward parts of the belly (30).

     [ Sermons: Douglas L Watson. Various. ]

Bible Chronologies -- Genesis to Revelation

[Traditional Patriarchal Chronology. Judges Period Chronology 1. Judges Period Chronology 2. Kings of Judah and Israel #1. Kings of Judah and Israel #2].

[Post Exile Chronology 1. Post Exile Chronology 2. Post Exile Chronology 3.]

[Prophets Chronology 1. Prophets Chronology 2. Prophets Chronology 3. Prophets Chronology 4.]

[Intertestamental Period Chronology 1. Intertestamental Period Chronology 2. Intertestamental Period Chronology 3.
Intertestamental Period Chronology 4. Intertestamental Period Chronology 5.]

[New Testament Chronology 1. New Testament Chronology 2. New Testament Chronology 3. New Testament Chronology 4. New Testament Chronology 5.]


PLEASE NOTE: Use the resources on this and other sites thoughtfully, particularly the commentaries and encyclopedias. I have attempted to list conservative, scholarly resources. However, some providers use liberal or liberal-influenced commentaries such as the Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges (in Bible Hub). Such commentaries are undoubtedly included by the provider for the wealth of useful information and comments which they provide. By consulting several commentaries, it should be fairly easy to sort out the wheat from the chaff. If, however, you would like personal assistance, write to me at AD LIB ARTS EMAIL.

          [ THEMATICALLY AND CHRONOLOGICALLY RELATED SCRIPTURES: Proverbs 20: Proverbs 10. Proverbs 11. Proverbs 12. Proverbs 13. Proverbs 14. Proverbs 15. Proverbs 16. Proverbs 17. Proverbs 18. Proverbs 19. Proverbs 20. Proverbs 21. Proverbs 22. Proverbs 23. Proverbs 24. ]
[1] Proverbs 21:17; Proverbs 23:31; Proverbs 31:14.
[2] Proverbs 16:14-15.
[3] Proverbs 14:29; Proverbs 16:32.
[4] Proverbs 10:4.
[5] Proverbs 18:4.
[6] Proverbs 25:14.
[7] Proverbs 14:2.
[8] Proverbs 16:12.
[9] Job 14:4; Psalm 51:5.
[10] Deuteronomy 25:13.
[11] Luke 6:43-44.
[12] Exodus 4:11.
[13] Proverbs 6:9-11.
[14] Hosea 12:7-8.
[15] Proverbs 8:11.
[16] Proverbs 11:15.
[17] Exodus 20:16.
[18] Proverbs 15:22.
[19] Leviticus 19:16.
[20] Proverbs 30:11, 17.
[21] Proverbs 23:4.
[22] Deuteronomy 32:35.
[23] Ezekiel 45:10.
[24] Psalm 37:23.
[25] Ecclesiastes 5:4-6.
[26] Psalm 101:5-8.
[27] Job 32:8.
[28] Proverbs 16:6.
[29] Jeremiah 9:23-24.
[30] Proverbs 19:25.
     -- From Treasury of Scripture Knowledge & Others ]

          [ CHRONOLOGY: GENERAL. Patriarchs (Traditional). Judges # 1. Judges # 2. Kings # 1. Kings # 2. Prophets # 1. Prophets # 2. NT # 1. NT # 2. NT # 3. ]

          [ MAPS: Maps # 1. Maps # 2. Maps # 3. Maps # 4. Maps # 5. ]

          [ COMMENTARIES, ETC: GENERAL: Bible Study Tools; Bible Hub: Study Light; Blue Letter Bible // PSALMS: Monergism: Precept Austin: The Treasury of David; John Gill; John Calvin - Volumes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

          [ MUSIC: GENERAL: The Cyber Hymnal // PSALMS: Genevan Psalter (Instrumental). PROVERBS: Proverbs 20. Book of Proverbs. VARIOUS ARTISTS: Micha'el Ben David. Sons of Korah. Fernando Ortega. Janet Isaac Morrison. Music of the Bible Revealed - Suzanne Haik-Vantoura. Dr. David Erb. Gregorian Chants. ]


John Calvin - CCEL | Analytical Chart - BLB


Gospel Harmony - Summary | The Harmony of the Gospels - Augustine | Gospel Harmony Chart - Online Bible

Greek Harmony of the Gospels - Robertson - (Downloadable PDF) | Gospel Harmony in English - Robertson - (Downloadable PDF)


Hebrew and Greek Interlinear Download - Scripture 4 All

Bible Hub Interlinear Hebrew and Greek Bible

Bible Hub Hebrew Interlinear | Scripture 4 All Hebrew Interlinear

Mounce Interlinear | Bible Hub Greek Interlinear | Scripture 4 All Greek Interlinear Bible

Proverbs Detailed Outline

The Proverbs are grouped into two Collections, each having 2 Sections, with various Sub-Sections. (See the Detailed Outline above and below).

1. Collection 1 - Proverbs of Solomon & the Wise (Solomon's Collection)
     (1:1 - 24:34) - 968 - 946 B.C., Israel
     A. Section 1 - Proverbs of Solomon (1:1 - 22:16)
          1). Sub-Section 1 - "The Proverbs of Solomon, Son of David" (1:1 - 9:18)
               a). Purpose: To teach the fear of the LORD, the beginning of wisdom (1:1-7, esp. 7)
               b). Precepts: The seductions of folly verses the attractions of wisdom (1:8 - 9:18)
                    (1). Part 1: (1:8 - 4:27)
                         (a). Folly: Wicked Companions Bring Death (1:8-19)
                         (b). Wisdom: Wisdom Brings Life and reward (1:20 - 4:27)
                    (2). Part 2: (5:1 - 6:19)
                         (a). Folly: Adulterous Women Bring Suffering and Death (5:1-15)
                         (b). Wisdom: Safety from Marital Love + Diligence in Wisdom (5:16 - 6:19)
                    (3). Part 3: (6:20 - 9:18)
                         (a). Folly: Adulterous Women Bring Deceit & Death (6:20 - 7:27)
                         (b). Wisdom: It Brings Favor from the LORD, Kings, & Rulers (8:1 - 9:18)
          2). Sub-Section 2 - "The Proverbs of Solomon" (10:1 - 22:16)
                    Note: This section builds on the previous section by offering a series of contrasts between the wise and the foolish and between wisdom and folly in general.
                    Having offered a strong persuasion in the previous section to follow wisdom, the author now shows what wisdom is in daily life.
                    In the latter sections the proverbs are generally arranged individually, and groupings are less frequent and mainly shorter.

Proverbs 20

Map 1: Bible Nations | Map 2: Empire of David and Solomon Map 3: Kingdoms of Judah and Israel | Post Exile Chronology.

1 Wine is a mocker,
strong drink is raging:
and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.

2 The fear of a king is as the roaring of a lion:
whoso provoketh him to anger sinneth against his own soul.

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

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

5 Counsel in the heart of man is like deep water;
but a man of understanding will draw it out.

6 Most men will proclaim every one his own goodness:
but a faithful man who can find?

7 The just man walketh in his integrity:
his children are blessed after him.

8 A king that sitteth in the throne of judgment
scattereth away all evil with his eyes.

9 Who can say, I have made my heart clean,
I am pure from my sin?

10 Divers weights [weight, weight],
and divers measures, [measure, measure]
both of them are alike abomination to the LORD.

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

12 The hearing ear,
and the seeing eye,
the LORD hath made even both of them.

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

14 It is naught, it is naught, saith the buyer:
but when he is gone his way, then he boasteth.

15 There is gold, and a multitude of rubies:
but the lips of knowledge are a precious jewel.

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

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

18 Every purpose is established by counsel:
and with good advice make war.

19 He that goeth about as a talebearer revealeth secrets:
therefore meddle not with him that flattereth with his lips.

20 Whoso curseth his father or his mother,
his lamp 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 recompense evil;
but wait on the LORD,
and he shall save thee.

23 Divers weights [weight, weight] are an abomination unto the LORD;
and a false balance is not good.

24 Man's goings are of the LORD;
how can a man then understand his own way?

25 It is a snare to the man who devoureth that which is holy,
and after vows to make enquiry.

26 A wise king scattereth the wicked,
and bringeth the wheel over them.

27 The spirit of man is the candle of the LORD,
searching all the inward parts of the belly.

28 Mercy and truth preserve the king:
and his throne is upholden by mercy.

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

30 The blueness of a wound cleanseth away evil:
so do stripes the inward parts of the belly.

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