Proverbs - 20

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1.jpuhl;rurk; ghpahrQ;nra;Ak;> kJghdk; mkspgz;Zk;@ mjpdhy; kaq;Ffpw xUtDk; Qhdthdy;y.
 WINE IS a mocker, strong drink a riotous brawler; and whoever errs or reels because of it is not wise.
2.uh[htpd; cWf;Fjy; rpq;fj;jpd; nfh;r;rpg;Gf;Fr; rkhdk;@ mtidf; Nfhgg;gLj;Jfpwtd; jd; gpuhzDf;Nf JNuhfQ;nra;fpwhd;.
 The terror of a king is as the roaring of a lion; whoever provokes him to anger or angers himself against him sins against his own life.
3.tof;Ff;F tpyFtJ kD\Df;F Nkd;ik@ %ldhdtd; vtDk; mjpNy jiyapl;Lf;nfhs;thd;.
 It is an honor for a man to cease from strife and keep aloof from it, but every fool will quarrel.
4.Nrhk;Ngwp FspUfpwnjd;W cokhl;lhd;@ mWg;gpNy gpr;irNfl;lhYk; mtDf;F xd;Wq;fpilahJ.
 The sluggard does not plow when winter sets in; therefore he begs in harvest and has nothing.
5.kD\Dila ,Ujaj;jpYs;s Nahrid Mokhd jz;zPh;NghypUf;fpwJ@ Gj;jpkhNdh mij nkhz;nlLg;ghd;.
 Counsel in the heart of man is like water in a deep well, but a man of understanding draws it out.
6.kD\h; ngUk;ghYk; jq;fs; jahsj;ijg; gpurpj;jg;gLj;Jthh;fs;;@ cz;ikahd kD\idf; fz;Lgpbg;gtd; ahh;?
 Many a man proclaims his own loving-kindness and goodness, but a faithful man who can find?
7.ePjpkhd; jd; cj;jkj;jpNy elf;fpwhd;@ mtDf;Fg;gpwF mtd; gps;isfSk; ghf;fpathd;fshapUg;ghh;fs;.
 The righteous man walks in his integrity; blessed (happy, fortunate, enviable) are his children after him.
8.epahahrdj;jpy; tPw;wpUf;Fk; uh[h jd; fz;fspdhy; rfy nghy;yhg;igAk; rpjwg;gz;Zfpwhd;.
 A king who sits on the throne of judgment winnows out all evil [like chaff] with his eyes.
9.vd; ,Ujaj;ijr; Rj;jkhf;fpNdd;> vd; ghtkwj; Jg;GuthNdd; vd;W nrhy;yj;jf;ftd; ahh;?
 Who can say, I have made my heart clean, I am pure from my sin?
10.ntt;Ntwhd epiwfy;Yk;> ntt;Ntwhd kuf;fhYk; Mfpa ,t;tpuz;Lk; fh;j;jUf;F mUtUg;ghditfs;.
 Diverse weights [one for buying and another for selling] and diverse measures--both of them are exceedingly offensive and abhorrent to the Lord.
11.gps;isahdhYk;> mjpd; nra;if Rj;jNkh nrk;ikNah vd;gJ> mjpd; elf;ifapdhy; tpsq;Fk;.
 Even a child is known by his acts, whether [or not] what he does is pure and right.
12.Nfl;fpw fhJk;> fhz;fpw fz;Zk; Mfpa ,t;tpuz;ilAk; fh;j;jh; cz;lhf;fpdhh;.
 The hearing ear and the seeing eye--the Lord has made both of them.
13.J}f;fj;ij tpUk;ghNj> tpUk;gpdhy; jhpj;jpudhtha;@ fz;tpopj;jpU mg;nghOJ Mfhuj;jpdhy; jpUg;jpahtha;.
 Love not sleep, lest you come to poverty; open your eyes and you will be satisfied with bread.
14.nfhs;Sfpwtd;: ey;yjy;y> ey;yjy;y vd;ghd;@ Ngha;tpl;lgpd;Ngh nkr;rpf;nfhs;thd;.
 It is worthless, it is worthless! says the buyer; but when he goes his way, then he boasts [about his bargain].
15.nghd;Dk; kpFjpahd Kj;Jf;fSk; cz;L@ mwpTs;s cjLfNsh tpiyAah;e;j ,uj;jpdk;.
 There is gold, and a multitude of pearls, but the lips of knowledge are a vase of preciousness [the most precious of all].
16.me;epaDf;fhfg; gpizg;gl;ltDila t];jpuj;ij vLj;Jf;nfhs;@ me;epa ];jphPapdpkpj;jk; mtd; ifapy;; <L thq;fpf;nfhs;.
 [The judge tells the creditor] Take the garment of one who is security for a stranger; and hold him in pledge when he is security for foreigners.
17.tQ;ridapdhy; te;j Ngh[dk; kD\Df;F ,d;gkhapUf;Fk;@ gpd;Ngh mtDila tha; gUf;iff; fw;fshy; epug;gg;gLk;.
 Food gained by deceit is sweet to a man, but afterward his mouth will be filled with gravel.
18.MNyhridapdhy; vz;zq;fs; ];jpug;gLk;@ ey;Nahrid nra;J Aj;jk;gz;Z.
 Purposes and plans are established by counsel; and [only] with good advice make or carry on war.
19.J}w;wpf;nfhz;L jphpfpwtd; ,ufrpaq;fis ntspg;gLj;Jthd;@ Mjyhy; jd; cjLfspdhy; myg;GfpwtNdhNl fythNj.
 He who goes about as a talebearer reveals secrets; therefore associate not with him who talks too freely.
20.jd; jfg;gidAk; jd; jhiaAk; J}\pf;fpwtDila jPgk; fhhpUspy; mize;JNghk;.
 Whoever curses his father or his mother, his lamp shall be put out in complete darkness.
21.Muk;gj;jpNy Jhpjkhff; fpilj;j Rje;jpuk; KbtpNy MrPh;thjk; ngwhJ.
 An inheritance hastily gotten [by greedy, unjust means] at the beginning, in the end it will not be blessed.
22.jPikf;Fr; rhpf;fl;LNtd; vd;W nrhy;yhNj@ fh;j;jUf;Ff; fhj;jpU> mth; cd;id ,ul;rpg;ghh;.
 Do not say, I will repay evil; wait [expectantly] for the Lord, and He will rescue you.
23.ntt;Ntwhd epiwfw;fs; fh;j;jUf;F mUtUg;ghditfs;@ fs;sj; juhR ey;yjy;y.
 Diverse and deceitful weights are shamefully vile and abhorrent to the Lord, and false scales are not good.
24.fh;j;juhNy kD\Uila eilfs; tha;f;Fk;@ Mifahy; kD\d;; jd; topia mwpe;Jnfhs;tnjg;gb?
 Man's steps are ordered by the Lord. How then can a man understand his way?
25.ghpRj;jkhdij tpOq;FfpwJk;> nghUj;jid nra;jgpd;G Nahrpf;fpwJk;> kD\Df;Ff; fz;zpahapUf;Fk;.
 It is a snare to a man to utter a vow [of consecration] rashly and [not until] afterward inquire [whether he can fulfill it].
26.QhdKs;s uh[h Jd;khh;f;fiur; rpjwbj;J> mth;fs;Nky; cUisia cUl;Lthd;.
 A wise king winnows out the wicked [from among the good] and brings the threshing wheel over them [to separate the chaff from the grain].
27.kD\Dila Mtp fh;j;jh; je;j jPgkhapUf;fpwJ@ mJ cs;sj;jpy; cs;sitfisnay;yhk; Muha;e;Jghh;f;Fk;.
 The spirit of man [that factor in human personality which proceeds immediately from God] is the lamp of the Lord, searching all his innermost parts.
28.jiaAk; rj;jpaKk; uh[hitf; fhf;Fk;@ jiaapdhNy jd; rpq;fhrdj;ij epw;fg;gz;Zthd;.
 Loving-kindness and mercy, truth and faithfulness, preserve the king, and his throne is upheld by [the people's] loyalty.
29.thypghpd; myq;fhuk; mth;fs; guhf;fpukk;@ Kjph;tajhdth;fspd; kfpik mth;fs; eiu.
 The glory of young men is their strength, and the beauty of old men is their gray head [suggesting wisdom and experience].
30.fhaj;jpd; jOk;GfSk;> cs;sj;jpy; ciwf;Fk; mbfSk;> nghy;yhjtid mOf;fwj; Jilf;Fk;.
 Blows that wound cleanse away evil, and strokes [for correction] reach to the innermost parts.

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