Proverbs 20:30
Modern Translations
New International Version
Blows and wounds scrub away evil, and beatings purge the inmost being.

New Living Translation
Physical punishment cleanses away evil; such discipline purifies the heart.

English Standard Version
Blows that wound cleanse away evil; strokes make clean the innermost parts.

Berean Study Bible
Lashes and wounds scour evil, and beatings cleanse the inmost parts.

New American Standard Bible
Bruising wounds clean away evil, And blows cleanse the innermost parts.

NASB 1995
Stripes that wound scour away evil, And strokes reach the innermost parts.

NASB 1977
Stripes that wound scour away evil, And strokes reach the innermost parts.

Amplified Bible
Blows that wound cleanse away evil, And strokes reach to the innermost parts.

Christian Standard Bible
Lashes and wounds purge away evil, and beatings cleanse the innermost parts.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Lashes and wounds purge away evil, and beatings cleanse the innermost parts.

Contemporary English Version
A severe beating can knock all of the evil out of you!

Good News Translation
Sometimes it takes a painful experience to make us change our ways.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Brutal beatings cleanse away wickedness. Such beatings cleanse the innermost being.

International Standard Version
Blows that wound clean away evil; such beatings cleanse the innermost being.

NET Bible
Beatings and wounds cleanse away evil, and floggings cleanse the innermost being.
Classic Translations
King James Bible
The blueness of a wound cleanseth away evil: so do stripes the inward parts of the belly.

New King James Version
Blows that hurt cleanse away evil, As do stripes the inner depths of the heart.

King James 2000 Bible
Blows of a wound cleanse away evil: as do stripes the inner depths of the heart.

New Heart English Bible
Wounding blows cleanse away evil, and beatings purge the innermost parts.

World English Bible
Wounding blows cleanse away evil, and beatings purge the innermost parts.

American King James Version
The blueness of a wound cleans away evil: so do stripes the inward parts of the belly.

American Standard Version
Stripes that wound cleanse away evil; And strokes reach the innermost parts.

A Faithful Version
The stripes that wound purge away evil, and yea, strokes cleanse the innermost parts of one's being.

Darby Bible Translation
Wounding stripes purge away evil, and strokes [purge] the inner parts of the belly.

English Revised Version
Stripes that wound cleanse away evil: and strokes reach the innermost parts of the belly.

Webster's Bible Translation
The blueness of a wound cleanseth away evil: so do stripes the inward parts of the belly.

Early Modern
Geneva Bible of 1587
The blewnes of the wound serueth to purge the euill, and the stripes within the bowels of the belly.

Bishops' Bible of 1568
Blewe woundes driue away euyll, and stripes in the inwarde partes of the body.

Coverdale Bible of 1535
Woundes dryue awaye euell, and so do stripes the inwarde partes of the body.
Literal Translations
Literal Standard Version
Blows that wound cleanse away evil, "" Also the scourges of the inner parts of the heart!

Young's Literal Translation
The bandages of a wound thou removest with the evil, Also the plagues of the inner parts of the heart!

Smith's Literal Translation
The joining of a wound will cleanse against evil: and blows the chambers of the belly.

Catholic Translations
Douay-Rheims Bible
The blueness of a wound shall wipe away evils: and stripes in the more in- ward parts of the belly.

Catholic Public Domain Version
The bruise of a wound, as well as scourges, shall wipe away evils in the more secret places of the inner self.

Translations from Aramaic
Peshitta Holy Bible Translated
Misery and torment fall upon the evil, and affliction into the inner rooms of the belly.

Lamsa Bible
Misery and torment befall the evil men; and wounds smite the inner parts of their body.

OT Translations
JPS Tanakh 1917
Sharp wounds cleanse away evil; So do stripes that reach the inward parts.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Bruises and contusions befall bad men; and plagues shall come in the inward parts of their belly.








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