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Proverbs 10:20

    Proverbs 10:20 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    The tongue of the just is as choice silver: the heart of the wicked is little worth.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    The tongue of the just is as choice silver: the heart of the wicked is little worth.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    The tongue of the righteous is as choice silver: The heart of the wicked is little worth.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The tongue of the upright man is like tested silver: the heart of the evil-doer is of little value.

    Webster's Revision

    The tongue of the righteous is as choice silver: The heart of the wicked is little worth.

    World English Bible

    The tongue of the righteous is like choice silver. The heart of the wicked is of little worth.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    The tongue of the righteous is as choice silver: the heart of the wicked is little worth.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 10:20

    The heart of the wicked is little worth - כמעט kimat, is like little or nothing; or is like dross, while the tongue of the just is like silver. A sinner's heart is worth nothing, and is good for nothing; and yet because it is his most hidden part, he vaunts of its honesty, goodness, etc.! Yes, yes; it is very honest and good, only the devil is in it! that is all.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 10:20

    The tongue, the instrument of the mind is contrasted with the heart or mind itself, the just with the wicked, the choice silver with the worthless "little," the Hebrew word being possibly taken in its primary sense as a "filing" or "scraping" of dross or worthless metal. If the tongue is precious, how much more the mind! If the heart is worthless, how much more the speech!

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 10:20

    10:20 Is - Of great worth and use. Heart - And consequently the tongue.