Proverbs 20:11-12

11 Even small children are known by their actions, so is their conduct really pure and upright?
12 Ears that hear and eyes that see— the LORD has made them both.

Proverbs 20:11 in Other Translations

KJV
11 Even a child is known by his doings, whether his work be pure, and whether it be right.
ESV
11 Even a child makes himself known by his acts, by whether his conduct is pure and upright.
NLT
11 Even children are known by the way they act, whether their conduct is pure, and whether it is right.
MSG
11 Young people eventually reveal by their actions if their motives are on the up and up. Drinking from the Chalice of Knowledge
CSB
11 Even a young man is known by his actions- by whether his behavior is pure and upright.

Proverbs 20:11-12 In-Context

9 Who can say, “I have kept my heart pure; I am clean and without sin”?
10 Differing weights and differing measures— the LORD detests them both.
11 Even small children are known by their actions, so is their conduct really pure and upright?
12 Ears that hear and eyes that see— the LORD has made them both.
13 Do not love sleep or you will grow poor; stay awake and you will have food to spare.
14 “It’s no good, it’s no good!” says the buyer— then goes off and boasts about the purchase.

Cross References 2

  • 1. S Psalms 39:1; Matthew 7:16
  • 2. S Psalms 94:9
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