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A king's wrath strikes terror like the roar of a lion; those who anger him forfeit their lives.
King James Bible
The fear of a king is as the roaring of a lion: whoso provoketh him to anger sinneth against his own soul.
American Standard Version
The terror of a king is as the roaring of a lion: He that provoketh him to anger sinneth against his own life.
Young's Literal Translation
The fear of a king is a growl as of a young lion, He who is causing him to be wroth is wronging his soul.
Proverbs 20:2 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The fear of a king - Almost the same with Proverbs 19:12 (note), which see.
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Proverbs 16:14,15 The wrath of a king is as messengers of death: but a wise man will pacify it...
Proverbs 19:12 The king's wrath is as the roaring of a lion; but his favor is as dew on the grass.
Ecclesiastes 10:4 If the spirit of the ruler rise up against you, leave not your place; for yielding pacifies great offenses.
Hosea 11:10 They shall walk after the LORD: he shall roar like a lion: when he shall roar, then the children shall tremble from the west.
Amos 3:8 The lion has roared, who will not fear? the Lord GOD has spoken, who can but prophesy?
Proverbs 8:36 But he that sins against me wrongs his own soul: all they that hate me love death.
1 Kings 2:23 Then king Solomon swore by the LORD, saying, God do so to me, and more also...
Proverbs 20:2 Parallel CommentariesAnger Angry Causing Cry Dread Fear Forfeits Growl Growling King's Lion Makes Provokes Provoketh Roar Roaring Sinneth Soul Terror Wrath Wrong Wronging Wroth YoungAnger Angry Causing Cry Dread Fear Forfeits Growl Growling King's Lion Makes Provokes Provoketh Roar Roaring Sinneth Soul Terror Wrath Wrong Wronging Wroth YoungTHE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.
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Numbers 16:38 the censers of the men who sinned at the cost of their lives. Hammer the censers into sheets to overlay the altar, for they were presented before the LORD and have become holy. Let them be a sign to the Israelites."
1 Kings 2:23 Then King Solomon swore by the LORD: "May God deal with me, be it ever so severely, if Adonijah does not pay with his life for this request!
Proverbs 8:36 But those who fail to find me harm themselves; all who hate me love death."
Habakkuk 2:10 You have plotted the ruin of many peoples, shaming your own house and forfeiting your life.