Proverbs 12:20

“Deceit is in the heart of them that imagine evil: but to the counsellors of peace is joy.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Proverbs 12:20

Deceit is in the heart of them that imagine euill: but to the counsellours of peace, is ioy.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Deceit is in the heart of those who devise evil, But counselors of peace have joy.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Deceit is in the heart of them that devise evil; But to the counsellors of peace is joy.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Deceit is in the heart of those whose designs are evil, but for those purposing peace there is joy.
- Basic English Bible

Deceit is in the heart of them that devise evil; but to the counsellors of peace is joy.
- Darby Bible

Deceit is in the heart of them that imagine evil: but to the counselors of peace is joy.
- Webster's Bible

Deceit is in the heart of those who plot evil, but joy comes to the promoters of peace.
- World English Bible

Deceit [is] in the heart of those devising evil, And to those counselling peace [is] joy.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Deceit is in the heart of them that devise evil; but to the counsellors of peace is joy.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Proverbs 12:20

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 12:20


12:20 Deceit - They whose hearts devise mischief shall be deceived in their hopes, and bring trouble upon themselves: but they who by good counsels labour to promote peace, shall reap the comfort of it themselves.


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