Proverbs 20:5
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New International Version
The purposes of a person's heart are deep waters, but one who has insight draws them out.

New Living Translation
Though good advice lies deep within the heart, a person with understanding will draw it out.

English Standard Version
The purpose in a man’s heart is like deep water, but a man of understanding will draw it out.

New American Standard Bible
A plan in the heart of a man is like deep water, But a man of understanding draws it out.

King James Bible
Counsel in the heart of man is like deep water; but a man of understanding will draw it out.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Counsel in a man's heart is deep water; but a man of understanding draws it out.

International Standard Version
The intentions of a person's heart are deep waters, but a discerning person reveals them.

NET Bible
Counsel in a person's heart is like deep water, but an understanding person draws it out.

New Heart English Bible
Counsel in the heart of man is like deep water; but a man of understanding will draw it out.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The word in the heart of the King is deep, and a wise man will draw it out.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A motive in the human heart is like deep water, and a person who has understanding draws it out.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Counsel in the heart of man is like deep water; But a man of understanding will draw it out.

New American Standard 1977
A plan in the heart of a man is like deep water,
            But a man of understanding draws it out.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Counsel in the heart of man is like deep water, but a man of intelligence will draw it out.

King James 2000 Bible
Counsel in the heart of man is like deep water; but a man of understanding will draw it out.

American King James Version
Counsel in the heart of man is like deep water; but a man of understanding will draw it out.

American Standard Version
Counsel in the heart of man is like deep water; But a man of understanding will draw it out.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Counsel in the heart of a man is like deep water: but a wise man will draw it out.

Darby Bible Translation
Counsel in the heart of man is deep water, and a man of understanding draweth it out.

English Revised Version
Counsel in the heart of man is like deep water; but a man of understanding will draw it out.

Webster's Bible Translation
Counsel in the heart of man is like deep water; but a man of understanding will draw it out.

World English Bible
Counsel in the heart of man is like deep water; but a man of understanding will draw it out.

Young's Literal Translation
Counsel in the heart of a man is deep water, And a man of understanding draweth it up.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
20:5. Though many capable of giving wise counsel are silent, yet something may be drawn from them, which will reward those who obtain it. 6. It is hard to find those that have done, and will do more good than they speak, or care to hear spoken of.
Study Bible
Wine is a Mocker
4The sluggard does not plow after the autumn, So he begs during the harvest and has nothing. 5A plan in the heart of a man is like deep water, But a man of understanding draws it out. 6Many a man proclaims his own loyalty, But who can find a trustworthy man?…
Cross References
Proverbs 18:4
The words of a man's mouth are deep waters; The fountain of wisdom is a bubbling brook.

Proverbs 20:4
The sluggard does not plow after the autumn, So he begs during the harvest and has nothing.

Proverbs 20:6
Many a man proclaims his own loyalty, But who can find a trustworthy man?
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