Proverbs 12:20
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New Living Translation
Deceit fills hearts that are plotting evil; joy fills hearts that are planning peace!

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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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

12:20 Deceit - They whose hearts devise mischief shall be deceived in their hopes, and bring trouble upon themselves: but they who by good counsels labour to promote peace, shall reap the comfort of it themselves.

Proverbs 12:20 Parallel Commentaries

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"But Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God, and his Righteousness, and all These Things Shall be Added unto You. "
Matth. vi. 33.--"But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you." The perfection even of the most upright creature, speaks always some imperfection in comparison of God, who is most perfect. The heavens, the sun and moon, in respect of lower things here, how glorious do they appear, and without spot! But behold, they are not clean in God's sight! How far are the angels above us who dwell in clay! They appear to be a pure mass of light and
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

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
2 Chronicles 22:4
He did what was evil in the LORD's sight, just as Ahab's family had done. They even became his advisers after the death of his father, and they led him to ruin.

Proverbs 12:19
Truthful words stand the test of time, but lies are soon exposed.

Proverbs 12:21
No harm comes to the godly, but the wicked have their fill of trouble.

Proverbs 26:24
People may cover their hatred with pleasant words, but they're deceiving you.

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