New Living Translation
The king's fury is like a lion's roar; to rouse his anger is to risk your life.
King James Bible
The fear of a king is as the roaring of a lion: whoso provoketh him to anger sinneth against his own soul.
Darby Bible Translation
The terror of a king is as the roaring of a lion: he that provoketh him to anger sinneth against his own soul.
World English Bible
The terror of a king is like the roaring of a lion. He who provokes him to anger forfeits his own life.
Young's Literal Translation
The fear of a king is a growl as of a young lion, He who is causing him to be wroth is wronging his soul.
Proverbs 20:2 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
20:2 The fear - The terror which the wrath of a king causes.
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Take the incense burners of these men who have sinned at the cost of their lives, and hammer the metal into a thin sheet to overlay the altar. Since these burners were used in the LORD's presence, they have become holy. Let them serve as a warning to the people of Israel."
1 Kings 2:23
Then King Solomon made a vow before the LORD: "May God strike me and even kill me if Adonijah has not sealed his fate with this request.
But those who miss me injure themselves. All who hate me love death."
But by the murders you committed, you have shamed your name and forfeited your lives.
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