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Proverbs 20:26

    Proverbs 20:26 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    A wise king scattereth the wicked, and bringeth the wheel over them.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    A wise king scatters the wicked, and brings the wheel over them.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    A wise king winnoweth the wicked, And bringeth the threshing -wheel over them.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    A wise king puts evil-doers to flight, and makes their evil-doing come back on them.

    Webster's Revision

    A wise king winnoweth the wicked, And bringeth the threshing -wheel over them.

    World English Bible

    A wise king winnows out the wicked, and drives the threshing wheel over them.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    A wise king winnoweth the wicked, and bringeth the threshing wheel over them.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 20:26

    Bringeth the wheel over them - He threshes them in his anger, as the wheel does the grain on the threshing-floor. Every one knows that grain was separated from its husks, in Palestine, by the feet of the oxen trampling among the sheaves, or bringing a rough-shod wheel over them. Asiatic kings often threshed their people, to bring out their property; but this is not what is intended here.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 20:26

    The wheel - The threshing wheel Isaiah 28:27-28, which passes over the grain and separates the grain from the chaff. The proverb involves therefore the idea of the division of the good from the evil, no less than that of the punishment of the latter.

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 20:26

    20:26 The wheel - As the cart - wheel was anciently turned over the sheaves to beat the corn out of them. He punishes them as their offences deserve.