Proverbs 12:20
Modern Translations
New International Version
Deceit is in the hearts of those who plot evil, but those who promote peace have joy.

New Living Translation
Deceit fills hearts that are plotting evil; joy fills hearts that are planning peace!

English Standard Version
Deceit is in the heart of those who devise evil, but those who plan peace have joy.

Berean Study Bible
Deceit is in the hearts of those who devise evil, but the counselors of peace have joy.

New American Standard Bible
Deceit is in the heart of those who devise evil, But counselors of peace have joy.

NASB 1995
Deceit is in the heart of those who devise evil, But counselors of peace have joy.

NASB 1977
Deceit is in the heart of those who devise evil, But counselors of peace have joy.

Amplified Bible
Deceit is in the heart of those who devise evil, But counselors of peace have joy.

Christian Standard Bible
Deceit is in the hearts of those who plot evil, but those who promote peace have joy.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Deceit is in the hearts of those who plot evil, but those who promote peace have joy.

Contemporary English Version
An evil mind is deceitful, but gentle thoughts bring happiness.

Good News Translation
Those who plan evil are in for a rude surprise, but those who work for good will find happiness.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Deceit is in the heart of those who plan evil, but joy belongs to those who advise peace.

International Standard Version
Deceit is at home in the heart of those who plan evil, but those who promote peace rejoice.

NET Bible
Deceit is in the heart of those who plot evil, but those who promote peace have joy.
Classic Translations
King James Bible
Deceit is in the heart of them that imagine evil: but to the counsellers of peace is joy.

New King James Version
Deceit is in the heart of those who devise evil, But counselors of peace have joy.

King James 2000 Bible
Deceit is in the heart of them that imagine evil: but to the counselors of peace there is joy.

New Heart English Bible
Deceit is in the heart of those who plot evil, but joy comes to the promoters of peace.

World English Bible
Deceit is in the heart of those who plot evil, but joy comes to the promoters of peace.

American King James Version
Deceit is in the heart of them that imagine evil: but to the counsellors of peace is joy.

American Standard Version
Deceit is in the heart of them that devise evil; But to the counsellors of peace is joy.

A Faithful Version
Deceit is in the heart of those who imagine evil, but to counselors of peace there is joy.

Darby Bible Translation
Deceit is in the heart of them that devise evil; but to the counsellors of peace is joy.

English Revised Version
Deceit is in the heart of them that devise evil: but to the counsellors of peace is joy.

Webster's Bible Translation
Deceit is in the heart of them that imagine evil: but to the counselors of peace is joy.

Early Modern
Geneva Bible of 1587
Deceite is in the heart of them that imagine euill: but to the counsellers of peace shall be ioye.

Bishops' Bible of 1568
Deceipt is in the heart of them that imagine euyll: but to the counsaylers of peace shalbe ioy.

Coverdale Bible of 1535
They that ymagin euell in their mynde, wil disceaue: but the councelers of peace shal heaue ioye folowinge the.
Literal Translations
Literal Standard Version
Deceit [is] in the heart of those devising evil, "" But for counselors of peace—joy.

Young's Literal Translation
Deceit is in the heart of those devising evil, And to those counselling peace is joy.

Smith's Literal Translation
Deceit in the heart of those devising evil: and joy to those counseling peace.

Catholic Translations
Douay-Rheims Bible
Deceit is in the heart of them that think evil things: but joy followeth them that take counsels of peace.

Catholic Public Domain Version
Deceit is in the heart of those who devise evils. But gladness follows those who take up counsels of peace.

Translations from Aramaic
Peshitta Holy Bible Translated
Deceit in the heart of the evil devises evil, and those that counsel peace will have joy.

Lamsa Bible
Deceit is in the heart of the wicked who plot evil; but those who give counsel of peace shall have joy.

OT Translations
JPS Tanakh 1917
Deceit is in the heart of them that devise evil; But to the counsellors of peace is joy.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
There is deceit in the heart of him that imagines evil; but they that love peace shall rejoice.








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