20 He that hath a froward [1] heart findeth no good: and he that hath a perverse tongue falleth into mischief.

Other Translations of Proverbs 17:20

New International Version

20 One whose heart is corrupt does not prosper; one whose tongue is perverse falls into trouble.

English Standard Version

20 A man of crooked heart does not discover good, and one with a dishonest tongue falls into calamity.

The Message

20 A bad motive can't achieve a good end; double-talk brings you double trouble.

New King James Version

20 He who has a deceitful heart finds no good, And he who has a perverse tongue falls into evil.

New Living Translation

20 The crooked heart will not prosper; the lying tongue tumbles into trouble.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Proverbs 17:20

Commentary on Proverbs 17:20

(Read Proverbs 17:20)

There is nothing got by ill designs. And many have paid dear for an unbridled tongue.