Proverbs 20:5 A plan in the heart of a man is like deep water, But a man of understanding draws it out.


Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

A plan in the heart of a man is like deep water, But a man of understanding draws it out.

King James Version

Counsel in the heart of man is like deep water; but a man of understanding will draw it out.

Holman Bible

Counsel in a man's heart is deep water; but a man of understanding draws it up.

International Standard Version

The intentions of a person's heart are deep waters, but a discerning person reveals them.

A Conservative Version

Purpose in the heart of man is deep water, but a man of understanding will draw it out.

American Standard Version

Counsel in the heart of man is like deep water; But a man of understanding will draw it out.

Amplified

Counsel in the heart of man is like water in a deep well, but a man of understanding draws it out.

Bible in Basic English

The purpose in the heart of a man is like deep water, but a man of good sense will get it out.

Darby Translation

Counsel in the heart of man is deep water, and a man of understanding draweth it out.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Counsel in the heart of man is like deep water, but a man of intelligence will draw it out.

Julia Smith Translation

Deep waters are counsel in the heart of man; and a man of understanding will draw it out

King James 2000

Counsel in the heart of man is like deep water; but a man of understanding will draw it out.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Deep waters [are like] purpose in the heart of a man, and a man of understanding will draw it out.

Modern King James verseion

Wisdom in the heart of man is like deep water, but a man of understanding will draw it out.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Wise counsel in the heart of man is like a water in the deep of the earth; but he that hath understanding bringeth it forth.

NET Bible

Counsel in a person's heart is like deep water, but an understanding person draws it out.

New Heart English Bible

Counsel in the heart of man is like deep water; but a man of understanding will draw it out.

The Emphasized Bible

Deep water, is counsel in a man's heart, but, a man of understanding, will draw it out.

Webster

Counsel in the heart of man is like deep water; but a man of understanding will draw it out.

World English Bible

Counsel in the heart of man is like deep water; but a man of understanding will draw it out.

Youngs Literal Translation

Counsel in the heart of a man is deep water, And a man of understanding draweth it up.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
of man
אישׁ 
'iysh 
Usage: 692

עמק 
`amoq 
Usage: 17

but a man
אישׁ 
'iysh 
Usage: 692

תּובנה תּבוּנה תּבוּןo 
Tabuwn 
Usage: 42

Context Readings

Foolproof Instructions

4 The sluggard does not plow after the autumn, So he begs during the harvest and has nothing. 5 A plan in the heart of a man is like deep water, But a man of understanding draws it out. 6 Many a man proclaims his own loyalty, But who can find a trustworthy man?



Cross References

Psalm 64:6

They devise injustices, saying, "We are ready with a well-conceived plot"; For the inward thought and the heart of a man are deep.

Proverbs 18:4

The words of a man's mouth are deep waters; The fountain of wisdom is a bubbling brook.

1 Corinthians 2:11

For who among men knows the thoughts of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Even so the thoughts of God no one knows except the Spirit of God.



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