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Bible Commentaries
Proverbs 20

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Introduction

Overview

Verse 1

Proverbs 23:29-35, Proverbs 31:4, Genesis 9:21-23, Genesis 19:31-36, 1 Samuel 25:36-38, 2 Samuel 11:13, 2 Samuel 13:28, 1 Kings 20:16-21, Isaiah 28:7, Hosea 4:11, Hosea 7:5, Habakkuk 2:15, Habakkuk 2:16, 1 Corinthians 6:10, Galatians 5:21, Ephesians 5:18

Reciprocal: Genesis 19:33 - drink Deuteronomy 21:20 - he is a glutton Esther 1:10 - the heart Psalms 94:9 - He that planted Proverbs 23:20 - not Proverbs 23:30 - tarry Ecclesiastes 2:3 - yet Ecclesiastes 10:16 - and Isaiah 5:11 - inflame Habakkuk 2:5 - he transgresseth

Verse 2

fear: Proverbs 16:14, Proverbs 16:15, Proverbs 19:12, Ecclesiastes 10:4, Hosea 11:10, Amos 3:8

sinneth: Proverbs 8:36, 1 Kings 2:23

Reciprocal: Numbers 16:38 - sinners Esther 1:12 - was the king Proverbs 24:22 - who Proverbs 28:15 - a roaring Proverbs 29:24 - hateth Proverbs 30:31 - against Ecclesiastes 8:4 - the word Ecclesiastes 10:16 - and Daniel 2:12 - General Amos 1:2 - The Lord Romans 13:3 - rulers Romans 13:4 - be 2 Timothy 4:17 - and I 1 Peter 5:8 - as

Verse 3

an: Proverbs 14:29, Proverbs 16:32, Proverbs 17:14, Proverbs 19:11, Proverbs 25:8-10, Ephesians 1:6-8, Ephesians 4:32, Ephesians 5:1

but: Proverbs 14:17, Proverbs 18:6, Proverbs 21:24, 2 Kings 14:9, James 3:14, James 4:1

Reciprocal: 2 Kings 14:10 - why shouldest 2 Chronicles 25:17 - let us see 2 Chronicles 25:19 - why shouldest Proverbs 18:1 - intermeddleth Proverbs 26:17 - passeth

Verse 4

sluggard: Proverbs 10:4, Proverbs 19:15, Proverbs 19:24, Proverbs 26:13-16

cold: or, winter

therefore: Proverbs 6:10, Proverbs 6:11, Proverbs 19:15, Proverbs 24:34, Matthew 25:3-10, Matthew 25:24-28, 2 Peter 1:5-11

Reciprocal: Exodus 16:27 - and they found none Proverbs 6:6 - thou Proverbs 21:25 - General Proverbs 24:31 - and the Ecclesiastes 4:5 - fool Ecclesiastes 10:18 - General Ecclesiastes 11:4 - General Luke 16:3 - to beg 2 Thessalonians 3:10 - that

Verse 5

Proverbs 18:4, Psalms 64:6, 1 Corinthians 2:11

Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 20:12 - sounded Ezra 8:16 - men of understanding Romans 8:39 - depth

Verse 6

proclaim: Proverbs 25:14, Proverbs 27:2, Matthew 6:2, Luke 18:8, Luke 18:11, Luke 18:28, Luke 22:33, 2 Corinthians 12:11

goodness: or, bounty

but: Psalms 12:1, Ecclesiastes 7:28, Jeremiah 5:1, Micah 7:2, Luke 18:8, John 1:47

Reciprocal: Proverbs 21:2 - right Proverbs 28:20 - faithful Matthew 9:14 - Why Matthew 26:33 - yet Luke 16:15 - Ye

Verse 7

just: Proverbs 14:2, Proverbs 19:1, Psalms 15:2, Psalms 26:1, Psalms 26:11, Isaiah 33:15, Luke 1:6, 2 Corinthians 1:12, Titus 2:11, Titus 2:12, 3 John 1:3, 3 John 1:4

his children: Proverbs 13:22, Genesis 17:7, Psalms 37:26, Psalms 112:2, Jeremiah 32:39, Acts 2:39

Reciprocal: Genesis 20:5 - in the integrity Deuteronomy 28:4 - General Joshua 11:6 - horses 1 Kings 9:4 - And if thou Ezra 9:12 - and leave it Psalms 25:13 - his seed Psalms 25:21 - General Isaiah 26:7 - way Acts 11:14 - all Philippians 4:8 - are just

Verse 8

Proverbs 20:26, Proverbs 16:12, Proverbs 29:14, 1 Samuel 23:3, 1 Samuel 23:4, 2 Samuel 23:4, Psalms 72:4, Psalms 92:9, Psalms 99:4, Psalms 101:6-8, Isaiah 32:1

Reciprocal: 2 Samuel 3:39 - I am 1 Kings 2:36 - Shimei 1 Kings 7:7 - of judgment Nehemiah 13:28 - I chased Job 29:8 - young men Psalms 101:8 - early Proverbs 14:35 - king's Proverbs 25:5 - away Proverbs 29:4 - king Proverbs 29:12 - General Proverbs 31:9 - General Isaiah 28:6 - for a spirit Romans 13:4 - be

Verse 9

1 Kings 8:46, 2 Chronicles 6:36, Job 14:4, Job 15:14, Job 25:4, Psalms 51:5, Ecclesiastes 7:20, 1 Corinthians 4:4, James 3:2, 1 John 1:8-10

Reciprocal: Genesis 8:21 - the imagination Leviticus 13:6 - wash Psalms 24:4 - pure Psalms 51:10 - clean 2 Corinthians 7:1 - let

Verse 10

Divers weights, and divers measures: Heb. a stone and a stone, an ephah and an ephah, Deuteronomy 25:13

both: Proverbs 20:23, Proverbs 11:1, Proverbs 16:11, Leviticus 19:35, Deuteronomy 25:13-15, Amos 8:4-7, Micah 6:10, Micah 6:11

abomination: Deuteronomy 7:25, Deuteronomy 7:26, Revelation 21:8

Reciprocal: Leviticus 19:13 - shalt not Deuteronomy 17:1 - for that Proverbs 6:16 - an Ezekiel 45:10 - General

Verse 11

Proverbs 21:8, Proverbs 22:15, Psalms 51:5, Psalms 58:3, Matthew 7:16, Luke 1:15, Luke 1:66, Luke 2:46, Luke 2:47, Luke 6:43, Luke 6:44

Reciprocal: Genesis 21:9 - mocking 2 Kings 2:23 - little children 2 Kings 22:2 - right Psalms 36:1 - The transgression

Verse 12

Exodus 4:11, Psalms 94:9, Psalms 119:18, Matthew 13:13-16, Acts 26:18, Ephesians 1:17, Ephesians 1:18

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 29:4 - General 1 Kings 3:9 - understanding Isaiah 29:18 - the deaf Isaiah 35:5 - the ears Isaiah 42:18 - ye deaf Luke 8:8 - He that John 10:21 - Can 1 Corinthians 12:17 - General

Verse 13

Love: Proverbs 6:9-11, Proverbs 10:4, Proverbs 12:11, Proverbs 13:4, Proverbs 19:15, Proverbs 24:30-34, Romans 12:11, 2 Thessalonians 3:10

open: Jonah 1:6, Romans 13:11, 1 Corinthians 15:34, Ephesians 5:14

Verse 14

It is naught: Ecclesiastes 1:10, Hosea 12:7, Hosea 12:8, 1 Thessalonians 4:6

Reciprocal: Proverbs 21:6 - getting

Verse 15

but: Proverbs 3:15, Proverbs 8:11, Proverbs 10:20, Proverbs 10:21, Proverbs 15:7, Proverbs 15:23, Proverbs 16:16, Proverbs 16:21, Proverbs 16:24, Proverbs 25:12, Job 28:12-19, Ecclesiastes 12:9-11, Romans 10:14, Romans 10:15, Ephesians 4:29

Reciprocal: Exodus 28:17 - a sardius 1 Kings 10:10 - and precious Job 33:3 - my lips Proverbs 5:2 - thy lips Proverbs 10:11 - mouth of a Proverbs 10:13 - the lips Proverbs 24:4 - General Proverbs 31:10 - her

Verse 16

Take his: Proverbs 11:15, Proverbs 22:26, Proverbs 22:27, Proverbs 27:13, Exodus 22:26, Exodus 22:27

a strange: Proverbs 2:16, Proverbs 5:3, Proverbs 7:5, Proverbs 7:10, Proverbs 23:27

Reciprocal: Genesis 38:17 - Wilt thou Job 17:3 - put me Proverbs 6:1 - if thou be Proverbs 17:18 - void Hebrews 7:22 - a surety

Verse 17

deceit: Heb. lying, or falsehood, Proverbs 4:17

is sweet: Proverbs 9:17, Proverbs 9:18, Genesis 3:6, Genesis 3:7, Job 20:12-20, Ecclesiastes 11:9, Hebrews 11:25

his: Lamentations 3:15, Lamentations 3:16

Verse 18

purpose: Proverbs 15:22, Proverbs 24:6

and: Proverbs 25:8, Judges 1:1, Judges 1:2, Judges 9:29, Judges 20:7, Judges 20:18, Judges 20:23, Judges 20:26-28, 2 Samuel 2:26, 2 Samuel 2:27, 2 Chronicles 25:17-23, Luke 14:31

Reciprocal: Joshua 7:2 - Go up Joshua 22:13 - sent Judges 18:2 - to spy Judges 19:30 - consider 2 Samuel 2:14 - play before 1 Kings 1:12 - let me 1 Kings 20:22 - strengthen 2 Kings 6:8 - took 2 Kings 14:8 - Come 2 Chronicles 32:3 - took counsel Proverbs 13:10 - with Proverbs 16:12 - for Acts 12:20 - but

Verse 19

that goeth: Proverbs 11:13, Proverbs 18:8, Proverbs 26:20-22, Leviticus 19:16

meddle: Proverbs 24:21

flattereth: or, enticeth, Proverbs 16:29, Romans 16:18

Reciprocal: 2 Chronicles 24:17 - the princes of Judah Job 17:5 - He that Psalms 12:2 - flattering Psalms 101:5 - Whoso Proverbs 1:10 - General Proverbs 18:1 - intermeddleth Proverbs 25:9 - a secret to another Proverbs 26:22 - words Proverbs 29:5 - that 1 Corinthians 2:4 - not 1 Thessalonians 2:5 - used 1 Timothy 5:13 - wandering

Verse 20

curseth: Proverbs 30:11, Proverbs 30:17, Exodus 20:12, Exodus 21:17, Leviticus 20:9, Deuteronomy 27:16, Matthew 15:4, Mark 7:10-13

his: Proverbs 13:9, Proverbs 24:20, Job 18:5, Job 18:6, Job 18:18, Matthew 22:13, Matthew 25:8, Jude 1:13

lamp: or, candle, Proverbs 20:27

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 21:18 - obey the voice 2 Samuel 18:9 - taken up Job 11:20 - their hope Job 12:5 - a lamp Job 21:17 - oft Job 29:3 - candle Ezekiel 22:7 - set Ezekiel 32:8 - dark Ephesians 6:2 - General Colossians 3:20 - obey 1 Timothy 1:9 - murderers

Verse 21

gotten: Proverbs 23:4, Proverbs 28:20, Proverbs 28:22, 1 Timothy 6:9

but: Proverbs 13:22, Proverbs 28:8, Job 27:16, Job 27:17, Habakkuk 2:6, Zechariah 5:4, Malachi 2:2

Reciprocal: Numbers 32:19 - we will Proverbs 10:22 - he Proverbs 13:11 - Wealth Proverbs 15:27 - He that is Proverbs 21:5 - of every Proverbs 21:6 - getting

Verse 22

I: Proverbs 17:13, Proverbs 24:29, Deuteronomy 32:35, Romans 12:17-19, 1 Thessalonians 5:15, 1 Peter 3:9

wait: 2 Samuel 16:12, Psalms 27:14, Psalms 37:34, Isaiah 40:31, Lamentations 3:25, Lamentations 3:26, 1 Peter 2:23, 1 Peter 4:19

Reciprocal: Leviticus 19:18 - not avenge 1 Samuel 13:9 - he offered Psalms 37:7 - wait Zephaniah 3:8 - wait Matthew 5:39 - That 1 Corinthians 6:7 - Why

Verse 23

weights: Proverbs 20:10, Ezekiel 45:10

a false balance: Heb. balances of deceit, Hosea 12:7, Amos 8:5

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 25:16 - all that do Proverbs 6:16 - an Proverbs 11:1 - A false balance is Proverbs 16:11 - just Micah 6:10 - and 1 Thessalonians 4:6 - go

Verse 24

Man's: Psalms 37:23, Jeremiah 10:23, Daniel 5:23, Acts 17:28

how: Proverbs 14:8, Proverbs 16:9, Psalms 25:4, Psalms 25:12, Isaiah 10:6, Isaiah 10:7

Reciprocal: Proverbs 16:1 - preparations Proverbs 21:1 - The king's

Verse 25

a snare: Proverbs 18:7, Leviticus 5:15, Leviticus 22:10-15, Leviticus 27:30, Malachi 3:8-10

after: Leviticus 27:9, Leviticus 27:10, Leviticus 27:31, Numbers 30:2-16, Ecclesiastes 5:4-6, Matthew 5:33

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 23:23 - That which Joshua 9:20 - lest wrath Judges 21:22 - give unto 2 Chronicles 28:21 - took away Ecclesiastes 5:5 - General Matthew 15:5 - It is Acts 5:3 - to keep

Verse 26

wise: Proverbs 20:8, 2 Samuel 4:9-12, Psalms 101:5-8

bringeth: 2 Samuel 12:31, Isaiah 28:27, Isaiah 28:28

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 2:6 - according 1 Kings 2:36 - Shimei Nehemiah 13:28 - I chased Psalms 72:4 - break Psalms 101:8 - early Proverbs 14:35 - king's Romans 13:4 - be

Verse 27

spirit: Genesis 2:7, Job 32:8, Romans 2:15, 1 Corinthians 2:11, 2 Corinthians 4:2-6, 1 John 3:19-21

candle: or, lamp, Proverbs 20:20

searching: Proverbs 20:30, Hebrews 4:12, Hebrews 4:13

Reciprocal: Psalms 18:28 - candle Luke 11:36 - the whole

Verse 28

Psalms 61:7, Psalms 101:1

Mercy: Proverbs 16:6

his: Proverbs 16:12, Proverbs 29:14, Psalms 21:7, Psalms 26:1, Isaiah 16:5

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 20:31 - merciful kings Proverbs 3:3 - mercy Proverbs 25:5 - his Jeremiah 22:15 - and do

Verse 29

glory: Jeremiah 9:23, Jeremiah 9:24, 1 John 2:14

the beauty: Proverbs 16:31, Leviticus 19:32

Reciprocal: Genesis 25:8 - good Job 41:32 - hoary Ecclesiastes 12:5 - the almond 1 John 2:13 - young

Verse 30

cleanseth away evil: Heb. is a purging medicine against evil

stripes: Proverbs 19:25, Proverbs 22:15, Isaiah 27:9, Hebrews 12:10

Reciprocal: Proverbs 20:27 - searching

Bibliographical Information
Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Proverbs 20". "Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/proverbs-20.html.
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