New International Version
If someone curses their father or mother, their lamp will be snuffed out in pitch darkness.
King James Bible
Whoso curseth his father or his mother, his lamp shall be put out in obscure darkness.
Darby Bible Translation
Whoso curseth his father or his mother, his lamp shall be put out in the blackest darkness.
World English Bible
Whoever curses his father or his mother, his lamp shall be put out in blackness of darkness.
Young's Literal Translation
Whoso is vilifying his father and his mother, Extinguished is his lamp in blackness of darkness.
Proverbs 20:20 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Whoso curseth his father - Such persons were put to death under the law; see Exodus 21:17; Leviticus 20:9, and here it is said, Their lamp shall be put out - they shall have no posterity; God shall cut them off both root and branch.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
lamp or candle
LibraryBread and Gravel
'"Bread of deceit" is sweet to a man; but afterwards his mouth shall be filled with gravel.'--PROVERBS xx. 17. 'Bread of deceit' is a somewhat ambiguous phrase, which may mean either of two things, and perhaps means both. It may either mean any good obtained by deceit, or good which deceives in its possession. In the former signification it would appear to have reference primarily to unjustly gotten gain, while in the latter it has a wider meaning and applies to all the worthless treasures and lying …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
The Sluggard's Reproof
The Tears of the Penitent.
How the Slothful and the Hasty are to be Admonished.
For God said, 'Honor your father and mother' and 'Anyone who curses their father or mother is to be put to death.'
"Anyone who curses their father or mother is to be put to death.
"'Anyone who curses their father or mother is to be put to death. Because they have cursed their father or mother, their blood will be on their own head.
"The lamp of a wicked man is snuffed out; the flame of his fire stops burning.
The light of the righteous shines brightly, but the lamp of the wicked is snuffed out.
An inheritance claimed too soon will not be blessed at the end.
for the evildoer has no future hope, and the lamp of the wicked will be snuffed out.
Jump to PreviousBlackest Blackness Curse Curses Curseth Darkness Extinguished Lamp Mother Night Obscure Pitch Puts Snuffed Time Utter
Jump to NextBlackest Blackness Curse Curses Curseth Darkness Extinguished Lamp Mother Night Obscure Pitch Puts Snuffed Time Utter
LinksProverbs 20:20 NIV
Proverbs 20:20 NLT
Proverbs 20:20 ESV
Proverbs 20:20 NASB
Proverbs 20:20 KJV
Proverbs 20:20 Bible Apps
Proverbs 20:20 Biblia Paralela
Proverbs 20:20 Chinese Bible
Proverbs 20:20 French Bible
Proverbs 20:20 German Bible
Proverbs 20:20 Commentaries
THE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.