New Living Translation
The crooked heart will not prosper; the lying tongue tumbles into trouble.
King James Bible
He that hath a froward heart findeth no good: and he that hath a perverse tongue falleth into mischief.
Darby Bible Translation
He that hath a perverse heart findeth no good; and he that shifteth about with his tongue falleth into evil.
World English Bible
One who has a perverse heart doesn't find prosperity, and one who has a deceitful tongue falls into trouble.
Young's Literal Translation
The perverse of heart findeth not good, And the turned in his tongue falleth into evil.
Proverbs 17:20 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
17:20 No good - Shall not get that advantage which he expects.
LibraryCæsarius of Arles.
He was born in the district of Chalons-sur-Saone, A. D. 470. He seems to have been early awakened, by a pious education, to vital Christianity. When he was between seven and eight years old, it would often happen that he would give a portion of his clothes to the poor whom he met, and would say, when he came home, that he had been, constrained to do so. When yet a youth, he entered the celebrated convent on the island of Lerins, (Lerina,) in Provence, from which a spirit of deep and practical piety …
Augustus Neander—Light in the Dark Places
Letter xxiv (Circa A. D. 1126) to Oger, Regular Canon
Twenty Second Sunday after Trinity Paul's Thanks and Prayers for Churches.
How the Silent and the Talkative are to be Admonished.
but no one can tame the tongue. It is restless and evil, full of deadly poison.
Their perverted hearts plot evil, and they constantly stir up trouble.
The mouth of the godly person gives wise advice, but the tongue that deceives will be cut off.
For evil people have no future; the light of the wicked will be snuffed out.
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