Proverbs 20:11
Parallel Verses
English Standard Version
Even a child makes himself known by his acts, by whether his conduct is pure and upright.

King James Bible
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.

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.

Proverbs 20:11 Parallel
Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

5 The purpose in the heart of a man is deep water;

   But a man of understanding draweth it out.

"Still waters are deep." Like such deep waters (Proverbs 18:4) is that which a man hath secretly (Isaiah 29:15) planned in his heart. He keeps it secret, conceals it carefully, craftily misleads those who seek to draw it out; but the man of תּבוּנה, i.e., one who possesses the right criteria for distinguishing between good and bad, true and false, and at the same time has the capacity to look through men and things, draws out (the Venet. well, ἀνέλξει) the secret עצה, for he penetrates to the bottom of the deep water. Such an one does not deceive himself with men, he knows how to estimate their conduct according to its last underlying motive and aim; and if the purpose is one that is pernicious to him, he meets it in the process of realization. What is here said is applicable not only to the subtle statesman and the general, but also the pragmatical historian and the expositor, as, e.g., of a poem such as the book of Job, the idea of which lies like a pearl at the bottom of deep water.

Proverbs 20:11 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Proverbs 21:8 The way of man is fraudulent and strange: but as for the pure, his work is right.

Proverbs 22:15 Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him.

Psalm 51:5 Behold, I was shaped in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.

Psalm 58:3 The wicked are estranged from the womb: they go astray as soon as they be born, speaking lies.

Matthew 7:16 You shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?

Luke 1:15,66 For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink...

Luke 2:46,47 And it came to pass, that after three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the middle of the doctors, both hearing them...

Luke 6:43,44 For a good tree brings not forth corrupt fruit; neither does a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit...

Cross References
Matthew 7:16
You will recognize them by their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thornbushes, or figs from thistles?

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

Jump to Previous
Actions Acts Child Conduct Deeds Doings Free Judged Lad Makes Maketh Pure Right Sin Upright Whether Work Youth
Jump to Next
Actions Acts Child Conduct Deeds Doings Free Judged Lad Makes Maketh Pure Right Sin Upright Whether Work Youth
Links
Proverbs 20:11 NIV
Proverbs 20:11 NLT
Proverbs 20:11 ESV
Proverbs 20:11 NASB
Proverbs 20:11 KJV

Proverbs 20:11 Bible Apps
Proverbs 20:11 Biblia Paralela
Proverbs 20:11 Chinese Bible
Proverbs 20:11 French Bible
Proverbs 20:11 German Bible

Bible Hub

ESV Text Edition: 2016. The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.
Proverbs 20:10
Top of Page
Top of Page