Proverbs 20 :2

Proverbs 20 :2 Translations

American King James Version (AKJV)

The fear of a king is as the roaring of a lion: whoever provokes him to anger sins against his own soul.

King James Version (KJV)

The fear of a king is as the roaring of a lion: whoever provokes him to anger sins against his own soul.

American Standard Version (ASV)

The terror of a king is as the roaring of a lion: He that provoketh him to anger sinneth against his own life.

Basic English Translation (BBE)

The wrath of a king is like the loud cry of a lion: he who makes him angry does wrong against himself.

Webster's Revision

The fear of a king is as the roaring of a lion: whoever provoketh him to anger sinneth against his own soul.

World English Bible

The terror of a king is like the roaring of a lion. He who provokes him to anger forfeits his own life.

English Revised Version (ERV)

The terror of a king is as the roaring of a lion: he that provoketh him to anger sinneth against his own life.

Definitions for Proverbs 20 :2

Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 20 :2

The fear of a king - Almost the same with Proverbs 19:12 (note), which see.

Barnes' Commentary on Proverbs 20 :2

Sinneth against his own soul - i. e., Against his own life (compare Habakkuk 2:10).

Wesley's Commentary on Proverbs 20 :2

20:2 The fear - The terror which the wrath of a king causes.
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