Proverbs 20:11

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Proverbs 20:11

Euen a childe is knowen by his doings, whether his worke be pure, and whether it be right.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

It is by his deeds that a lad distinguishes himself If his conduct is pure and right.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Even a child maketh himself known by his doings, Whether his work be pure, and whether it be right.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Even a child may be judged by his doings, if his work is free from sin and if it is right.
- Basic English Bible

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

Even a child is known by his doings, whether his work is pure, and whether it is right.
- Webster's Bible

Even a child makes himself known by his doings, whether his work is pure, and whether it is right.
- World English Bible

Even by his actions a youth maketh himself known, Whether his work be pure or upright.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Even a child is known by his doings, whether his work be pure, and whether it be right.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Proverbs 20:11

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 20:11


20:11 Is known - The future disposition of a man may be probably conjectured from his childish manners.


Discussion for Proverbs 20:11

  • Brianna on Proverbs 20:11
    There is right and there is wrong. Actions speak louder than words. No amount of sweet talking can cover over unrighteous acts!
  • Patrice on Proverbs 20:11
    Proverbs 20:11 is one of the very best verses to start teaching a little child with. Even a 3-year old can under stand the simple wording. There is no chastising in this verse, only observational teaching that tells a child "You show me who you are by how you behave!" It will echo in their spirits in strategic times.
  • Salomão on Proverbs 20:11
    Now we sons of God should let our light shine before men so that they may see our good works and glorify our Father that is in heaven Matthew 5:16, we must try hard to yield pure works; most of the time it will demand all our diligence.


 

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