New Living Translation
If you insult your father or mother, your light will be snuffed out in total 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.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
20:20 Lamp - His name and memory shall utterly perish.
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For instance, God says, 'Honor your father and mother,' and 'Anyone who speaks disrespectfully of father or mother must be put to death.'
"Anyone who dishonors father or mother must be put to death.
"Anyone who dishonors father or mother must be put to death. Such a person is guilty of a capital offense.
"Surely the light of the wicked will be snuffed out. The sparks of their fire will not glow.
The life of the godly is full of light and joy, but the light of the wicked will be snuffed out.
An inheritance obtained too early in life is not a blessing in the end.
For evil people have no future; the light of the wicked will be snuffed out.
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