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Proverbs 20:20

    Proverbs 20:20 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Whoso curseth his father or his mother, his lamp shall be put out in obscure darkness.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Whoever curses his father or his mother, his lamp shall be put out in obscure darkness.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Whoso curseth his father or his mother, His lamp shall be put out in blackness of darkness.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    If anyone puts a curse on his father or his mother, his light will be put out in the blackest night.

    Webster's Revision

    Whoso curseth his father or his mother, His lamp shall be put out in blackness of darkness.

    World English Bible

    Whoever curses his father or his mother, his lamp shall be put out in blackness of darkness.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Whoso curseth his father or his mother, his lamp shall be put out in the blackest darkness.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 20:20

    Whoso curseth his father - Such persons were put to death under the law; see Exodus 21:17; Leviticus 20:9, and here it is said, Their lamp shall be put out - they shall have no posterity; God shall cut them off both root and branch.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 20:20

    A connecting link between Leviticus 20:9 and Matthew 15:4. The words, "his lamp shall be put out," describe the failure of outward happiness.

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 20:20

    20:20 Lamp - His name and memory shall utterly perish.