|New International Version (© 2011)|
If someone curses their father or mother, their lamp will be snuffed out in pitch darkness.
King James Bible
Whoso curseth his father or his mother, his lamp shall be put out in obscure darkness.
American Standard Version
Whoso curseth his father or his mother, His lamp shall be put out in blackness of darkness.
Young's Literal Translation
Whoso is vilifying his father and his mother, Extinguished is his lamp in blackness of darkness.
Proverbs 20:20 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
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.
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Proverbs 30:11,17 There is a generation that curses their father, and does not bless their mother...
Exodus 20:12 Honor your father and your mother: that your days may be long on the land which the LORD your God gives you.
Exodus 21:17 And he that curses his father, or his mother, shall surely be put to death.
Leviticus 20:9 For every one that curses his father or his mother shall be surely put to death: he has cursed his father or his mother...
Deuteronomy 27:16 Cursed be he that sets light by his father or his mother. And all the people shall say, Amen.
Matthew 22:13 Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness...
Matthew 25:8 And the foolish said to the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out.
Jude 1:13 Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever.
lamp or candle
Proverbs 20:27 The spirit of man is the candle of the LORD, searching all the inward parts of the belly.
Proverbs 20:20 Parallel CommentariesBlackest Blackness Curse Curses Curseth Darkness Extinguished Lamp Mother Night Obscure Pitch Puts Snuffed Time UtterBlackest Blackness Curse Curses Curseth Darkness Extinguished Lamp Mother Night Obscure Pitch Puts Snuffed Time UtterTHE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.
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Matthew 15:4 For God said, 'Honor your father and mother' and 'Anyone who curses their father or mother is to be put to death.'
Exodus 21:17 "Anyone who curses their father or mother is to be put to death.
Leviticus 20:9 "'Anyone who curses their father or mother is to be put to death. Because they have cursed their father or mother, their blood will be on their own head.
Job 18:5 "The lamp of a wicked man is snuffed out; the flame of his fire stops burning.
Proverbs 13:9 The light of the righteous shines brightly, but the lamp of the wicked is snuffed out.
Proverbs 20:21 An inheritance claimed too soon will not be blessed at the end.
Proverbs 24:20 for the evildoer has no future hope, and the lamp of the wicked will be snuffed out.