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Proverbs 20:5

The purpose in a man’s heart is like gdeep water,

but a man of understanding will draw it out.

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Proverbs 20:5 — The New International Version (NIV)

The purposes of a person’s heart are deep waters,

but one who has insight draws them out.

Proverbs 20:5 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

Counsel in the heart of man is like deep water;

But a man of understanding will draw it out.

Proverbs 20:5 — New Living Translation (NLT)

Though good advice lies deep within the heart,

a person with understanding will draw it out.

Proverbs 20:5 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

Counsel in the heart of man is like deep water,

But a man of understanding will draw it out.

Proverbs 20:5 — New Century Version (NCV)

People’s thoughts can be like a deep well,

but someone with understanding can find the wisdom there.

Proverbs 20:5 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

Counsel in the heart of man is like deep water;

But a man of understanding will draw it out.

Proverbs 20:5 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

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

Proverbs 20:5 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

A motive in the human heart is like deep water, 

and a person who has understanding draws it out. 

Proverbs 20:5 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Counsel in a man’s heart is deep water;

but a man of understanding draws it out.

Proverbs 20:5 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

The purposes in the human mind are like deep water,

but the intelligent will draw them out.

Proverbs 20:5 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

Deep waters are like purpose in the heart of a man,

and a man of understanding will draw it out.

Proverbs 20:5 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

The purposes of a man’s heart are like deep water.

But a man who has understanding brings them out.

Proverbs 20:5 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

A plan in the heart of a man is like deep water,

But a man of understanding draws it out.


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