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Proverbs 20:2

    Proverbs 20:2 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    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.

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

    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.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 20:2

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

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 20:2

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

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 20:2

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