Proverbs 12 :20

Proverbs 12 :20 Translations

American King James Version (AKJV)

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

King James Version (KJV)

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

American Standard Version (ASV)

Deceit is in the heart of them that devise evil; But to the counsellors of peace is joy.

Basic English Translation (BBE)

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

Webster's Revision

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

World English Bible

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

English Revised Version (ERV)

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

Definitions for Proverbs 12 :20

Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 12 :20

Barnes' Commentary on Proverbs 12 :20

The "deceit" of "those who imagine evil" can work nothing but evil to those whom they advise. The "counselors of peace" have joy in themselves, and impart it to others also.

Wesley's Commentary on 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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