Proverbs 17:20
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New American Standard Bible
He who has a crooked mind finds no good, And he who is perverted in his language falls into evil.

King James Bible
He that hath a froward heart findeth no good: and he that hath a perverse tongue falleth into mischief.

Darby Bible Translation
He that hath a perverse heart findeth no good; and he that shifteth about with his tongue falleth into evil.

World English Bible
One who has a perverse heart doesn't find prosperity, and one who has a deceitful tongue falls into trouble.

Young's Literal Translation
The perverse of heart findeth not good, And the turned in his tongue falleth into evil.

Proverbs 17:20 Parallel
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The Unrivalled Friend
A sermon (No. 899) delivered on Lord's Day morning, November 7th, 1869, at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington, by C. H. Spurgeon. "A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity."--Proverbs 17:17. There is one thing about the usefulness of which all men are agreed, namely, friendship; but most men are soon aware that counterfeits of friendship are common as autumn leaves. Few men enjoy from others the highest and truest form of friendship. The friendships of this world are
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs

The Raising of the Young Man of Nain - the Meeting of Life and Death.
THAT early spring-tide in Galilee was surely the truest realisation of the picture in the Song of Solomon, when earth clad herself in garments of beauty, and the air was melodious with songs of new life. [2625] It seemed as if each day marked a widening circle of deepest sympathy and largest power on the part of Jesus; as if each day also brought fresh surprise, new gladness; opened hitherto unthought-of possibilities, and pointed Israel far beyond the horizon of their narrow expectancy. Yesterday
Alfred Edersheim—The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah

Proverbs
Many specimens of the so-called Wisdom Literature are preserved for us in the book of Proverbs, for its contents are by no means confined to what we call proverbs. The first nine chapters constitute a continuous discourse, almost in the manner of a sermon; and of the last two chapters, ch. xxx. is largely made up of enigmas, and xxxi. is in part a description of the good housewife. All, however, are rightly subsumed under the idea of wisdom, which to the Hebrew had always moral relations. The Hebrew
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
James 3:8
But no one can tame the tongue; it is a restless evil and full of deadly poison.

Proverbs 6:14
Who with perversity in his heart continually devises evil, Who spreads strife.

Proverbs 10:31
The mouth of the righteous flows with wisdom, But the perverted tongue will be cut out.

Proverbs 24:20
For there will be no future for the evil man; The lamp of the wicked will be put out.

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