20 Deceit is in the heart of them that imagine evil: but to the counsellors of peace is joy.
20 Deceit is in the hearts of those who plot evil, but those who promote peace have joy.
20 Deceit is in the heart of those who devise evil, but those who plan peace have joy.
20 Evil scheming distorts the schemer; peace-planning brings joy to the planner.
20 Deceit is in the heart of those who devise evil, But counselors of peace have joy.
20 Deceit fills hearts that are plotting evil; joy fills hearts that are planning peace!
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Proverbs 12:20
Commentary on Proverbs 12:20
(Read Proverbs 12:20)
Deceit and falsehood bring terrors and perplexities. But those who consult the peace and happiness of others have joy in their own minds.