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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CommentaryWesley'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.
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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.
Truthful words stand the test of time, but lies are soon exposed.
No harm comes to the godly, but the wicked have their fill of trouble.
People may cover their hatred with pleasant words, but they're deceiving you.
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