Proverbs 20:11
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New International Version
Even small children are known by their actions, so is their conduct really pure and upright?

New Living Translation
Even children are known by the way they act, whether their conduct is pure, and whether it is right.

English Standard Version
Even a child makes himself known by his acts, by whether his conduct is pure and upright.

New American Standard Bible
It is by his deeds that a lad distinguishes himself If his conduct is pure and right.

King James Bible
Even a child is known by his doings, whether his work be pure, and whether it be right.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Even a young man is known by his actions-- if his behavior is pure and upright.

International Standard Version
Even a child is known by his actions, whether his deeds are pure and right.

NET Bible
Even a young man is known by his actions, whether his activity is pure and whether it is right.

New Heart English Bible
Even a child makes himself known by his doings, whether his work is pure, and whether it is right.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Even by his work a boy is known, if he is pure, and if his works are right.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Even a child makes himself known by his actions, whether his deeds are pure or right.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Even a child is known by his doings, Whether his work be pure, and whether it be right.

New American Standard 1977
It is by his deeds that a lad distinguishes himself
            If his conduct is pure and right.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Even a child is known by his doings, whether his work is pure and whether it is right.

King James 2000 Bible
Even a child is known by his acts, whether his work is pure, and whether it is right.

American King James Version
Even a child is known by his doings, whether his work be pure, and whether it be right.

American Standard Version
Even a child maketh himself known by his doings, Whether his work be pure, and whether it be right.

Douay-Rheims Bible
By his inclinations a child is known, if his works be clean and right.

Darby Bible Translation
Even a child is known by his doings, whether his work be pure, and whether it be right.

English Revised Version
Even a child maketh himself known by his doings, whether his work be pure, and whether it be right.

Webster's Bible Translation
Even a child is known by his doings, whether his work is pure, and whether it is right.

World English Bible
Even a child makes himself known by his doings, whether his work is pure, and whether it is right.

Young's Literal Translation
Even by his actions a youth maketh himself known, Whether his work be pure or upright.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
20:7. A good man is not liable to uneasiness in contriving what he shall do, or in reflecting on what he has done, as those who walk in deceit. And his family fare better for his sake. 8. If great men are good men, they may do much good, and prevent very much evil. 9. Some can say, Through grace, we are cleaner than we have been; but it was the work of the Holy Spirit. 10. See the various deceits men use, of which the love of money is the root. The Lord will not bless what is thus gotten. 11. Parents should observe their children, that they may manage them accordingly. 12. All our powers and faculties are from God, and are to be employed for him. 13. Those that indulge themselves, may expect to want necessaries, which should have been gotten by honest labour. 14. Men use arts to get a good bargain, and to buy cheap; whereas a man ought to be ashamed of a fraud and a lie. 15. He that prefers true knowledge to riches, follows the ways of religion and happiness. If we really believed this truth, the word of God would be valued as it deserves, and the world would lose its tempting influence. 16. Those ruin themselves who entangle themselves in rash suretiship. Also those who are in league with abandoned women. Place no confidence in either. 17. Wealth gotten by fraud may be sweet, for the carnal mind takes pleasure in the success of wicked devices; but it will be bitter in the reflection. 18. Especially we need advice in spiritual warfare. The word and Spirit of God are the best counsellors in every point. 19. Those dearly buy their own praise, who put confidence in a man because he speaks fairly. 20. An undutiful child will become very miserable. Never let him expect any peace or comfort. 21. An estate suddenly raised, is often as suddenly ruined. 22. Wait on the Lord, attend his pleasure, and he will protect thee.
Study Bible
Wine is a Mocker
10Differing weights and differing measures, Both of them are abominable to the LORD. 11It is by his deeds that a lad distinguishes himself If his conduct is pure and right. 12The hearing ear and the seeing eye, The LORD has made both of them.…
Cross References
Matthew 7:16
By their fruit you will recognize them. Are grapes gathered from thornbushes, or figs from thistles?

Proverbs 20:12
The hearing ear and the seeing eye, The LORD has made both of them.
Treasury of Scripture

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