Proverbs 12:20
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New American Standard Bible
Deceit is in the heart of those who devise evil, But counselors of peace have joy.

King James Bible
Deceit is in the heart of them that imagine evil: but to the counsellers of peace is joy.

Darby Bible Translation
Deceit is in the heart of them that devise evil; but to the counsellors of peace is joy.

World English Bible
Deceit is in the heart of those who plot evil, but joy comes to the promoters of peace.

Young's Literal Translation
Deceit is in the heart of those devising evil, And to those counselling peace is joy.

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

The "deceit" of "those who imagine evil" can work nothing but evil to those whom they advise. The "counselors of peace" have joy in themselves, and impart it to others also.

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To Pastors and Teachers
To Pastors and Teachers If all who laboured for the conversion of others were to introduce them immediately into Prayer and the Interior Life, and make it their main design to gain and win over the heart, numberless as well as permanent conversions would certainly ensue. On the contrary, few and transient fruits must attend that labour which is confined to outward matters; such as burdening the disciple with a thousand precepts for external exercises, instead of leaving the soul to Christ by the
Madame Guyon—A Short and Easy Method of Prayer

The Authority and Utility of the Scriptures
2 Tim. iii. 16.--"All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness." We told you that there was nothing more necessary to know than what our end is, and what the way is that leads to that end. We see the most part of men walking at random,--running an uncertain race,--because they do not propose unto themselves a certain scope to aim at, and whither to direct their whole course. According to men's particular
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

Cross References
2 Chronicles 22:4
He did evil in the sight of the LORD like the house of Ahab, for they were his counselors after the death of his father, to his destruction.

Proverbs 12:19
Truthful lips will be established forever, But a lying tongue is only for a moment.

Proverbs 12:21
No harm befalls the righteous, But the wicked are filled with trouble.

Proverbs 26:24
He who hates disguises it with his lips, But he lays up deceit in his heart.

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