Proverbs 17:20

“He that hath a froward heart, findeth no good, and he that hath a peruerse tongue, falleth into mischiefe.”

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Other Translations

He that hath a froward heart findeth no good: and he that hath a perverse tongue falleth into mischief.
- King James Version

He who has a crooked mind finds no good, And he who is perverted in his language falls into evil.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

He that hath a wayward heart findeth no good; And he that hath a perverse tongue falleth into mischief.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Nothing good comes to him whose heart is fixed on evil purposes: and he who has an evil tongue will come to trouble.
- Basic English Bible

He that hath a perverse heart findeth no good; and he that shifteth about with his tongue falleth into evil.
- Darby Bible

He that hath a froward heart findeth no good: and he that hath a perverse tongue falleth into mischief.
- Webster's Bible

One who has a perverse heart doesn't find prosperity, and one who has a deceitful tongue falls into trouble.
- World English Bible

The perverse of heart findeth not good, And the turned in his tongue falleth into evil.
- Youngs Literal Bible

He that hath a froward heart findeth no good; and he that hath a perverse tongue falleth into evil.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 17:20


17:20 No good - Shall not get that advantage which he expects.


Discussion for Proverbs 17

  • Jennifer Macamaux
    It says it right there being miserable and scared and anxious and stressed brings on sickness and disease period.
  • I Am that Michael Isaac Dale
    A friend will be corrected by my Holy Father. It is written, The blueness of a wound cleanses away evil: so do stripes the inward parts of the belly. Withhold not correction from the child: for if thou beat him with the rod, he shall not die. but Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!
  • BSP
    Verse 17: True friends are there for each other both in good times and in bad times. We especially need to be a friend in the adverse times.
  • Edna L'Herault
    I LOVE TO READ PROVERBS AND ALSO PSALMS 23. I FEEL COMFORTED AND HAVE PEACE IN MY HEART AND SOUL WHEN I READ PSALMS AND PROVERBS. MAY GOD BE WITH US ALL.
  • Kc
    Read all the peoples comments and Thank you for your wisdom
  • Jd
    watch ur words be wise in everythg

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