Proverbs 20:20
Modern Translations
New International Version
If someone curses their father or mother, their lamp will be snuffed out in pitch darkness.

New Living Translation
If you insult your father or mother, your light will be snuffed out in total darkness.

English Standard Version
If one curses his father or his mother, his lamp will be put out in utter darkness.

Berean Study Bible
Whoever curses his father or mother, his lamp will be extinguished in deepest darkness.

New American Standard Bible
He who curses his father or his mother, His lamp will go out in time of darkness.

NASB 1995
He who curses his father or his mother, His lamp will go out in time of darkness.

NASB 1977
He who curses his father or his mother, His lamp will go out in time of darkness.

Amplified Bible
Whoever curses his father or his mother, His lamp [of life] will be extinguished in time of darkness.

Christian Standard Bible
Whoever curses his father or mother — his lamp will go out in deep darkness.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Whoever curses his father or mother-- his lamp will go out in deep darkness.

Contemporary English Version
Children who curse their parents will go to the land of darkness long before their time.

Good News Translation
If you curse your parents, your life will end like a lamp that goes out in the dark.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The lamp of the person who curses his father and mother will be snuffed out in total darkness.

International Standard Version
Whoever curses his father or mother, his lamp will be extinguished in the deepest darkness.

NET Bible
The one who curses his father and his mother, his lamp will be extinguished in the blackest darkness.
Classic Translations
King James Bible
Whoso curseth his father or his mother, his lamp shall be put out in obscure darkness.

New King James Version
Whoever curses his father or his mother, His lamp will be put out in deep darkness.

King James 2000 Bible
Whosoever curses his father or his mother, his lamp shall be put out in utter darkness.

New Heart English Bible
Whoever curses his father or his mother, his lamp shall be put out in blackness of darkness.

World English Bible
Whoever curses his father or his mother, his lamp shall be put out in blackness of darkness.

American King James Version
Whoever curses his father or his mother, his lamp shall be put out in obscure darkness.

American Standard Version
Whoso curseth his father or his mother, His lamp shall be put out in blackness of darkness.

A Faithful Version
Whoever curses his father or his mother, his lamp shall be put out in deep darkness.

Darby Bible Translation
Whoso curseth his father or his mother, his lamp shall be put out in the blackest darkness.

English Revised Version
Whoso curseth his father or his mother, his lamp shall be put out in the blackest darkness.

Webster's Bible Translation
Whoever curseth his father or his mother, his lamp shall be put out in obscure darkness.

Early Modern
Geneva Bible of 1587
He that curseth his father or his mother, his light shalbe put out in obscure darkenes.

Bishops' Bible of 1568
Who so curseth his father and mother, his light shalbe put out in the depth of darknesse.

Coverdale Bible of 1535
Who so curseth his father and mother, his light shalbe put out in the myddest of darcknesse.
Literal Translations
Literal Standard Version
Whoever is vilifying his father and his mother, his lamp is extinguished in blackness of darkness.

Young's Literal Translation
Whoso is vilifying his father and his mother, Extinguished is his lamp in blackness of darkness.

Smith's Literal Translation
He cursing his father and his mother, his lamp shall go out in the midst of darkness.

Catholic Translations
Douay-Rheims Bible
He that curseth his father, and mother, his lamp shall be put out in the midst of darkness.

Catholic Public Domain Version
Whoever curses his father and mother, his lamp will be extinguished in the midst of darkness.

Translations from Aramaic
Peshitta Holy Bible Translated
He that curses his father and his mother will extinguish his lamp as dark pupils.

Lamsa Bible
He who curses his father or his mother, his lamp shall be extinguished.

OT Translations
JPS Tanakh 1917
Whoso curseth his father or his mother, His lamp shall be put out in the blackest darkness.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
The lamp of him that reviles father or mother shall be put out, and his eyeballs shall see darkness.








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