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Ecclesiastes 10:20

20 Furthermore, ain your bedchamber do not bcurse a king, and in your sleeping rooms do not curse a rich man, for a bird of the heavens will carry the sound and the winged creature will make the matter known.

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Ecclesiastes 10:20 — The New International Version (NIV)

20 Do not revile the king even in your thoughts,

or curse the rich in your bedroom,

because a bird in the sky may carry your words,

and a bird on the wing may report what you say.

Ecclesiastes 10:20 — English Standard Version (ESV)

20 Even in your thoughts, do not curse the king,

nor in your bedroom curse the rich,

for a bird of the air will carry your voice,

or some winged creature tell the matter.

Ecclesiastes 10:20 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

20 Curse not the king, no not in thy thought; and curse not the rich in thy bedchamber: for a bird of the air shall carry the voice, and that which hath wings shall tell the matter.

Ecclesiastes 10:20 — New Living Translation (NLT)

20 Never make light of the king, even in your thoughts.

And don’t make fun of the powerful, even in your own bedroom.

For a little bird might deliver your message

and tell them what you said.

Ecclesiastes 10:20 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

20 Do not curse the king, even in your thought;

Do not curse the rich, even in your bedroom;

For a bird of the air may carry your voice,

And a bird in flight may tell the matter.

Ecclesiastes 10:20 — New Century Version (NCV)

20 Don’t make fun of the king,

and don’t make fun of rich people, even in your bedroom.

A little bird might carry your words;

a bird might fly and tell what you said.

Ecclesiastes 10:20 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

20 Revile not the king, no, not in thy thought; and revile not the rich in thy bedchamber: for a bird of the heavens shall carry the voice, and that which hath wings shall tell the matter.

Ecclesiastes 10:20 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

20 Curse not the king, no, not in thy thought; and curse not the rich in thy bedchamber: for the bird of the air will carry the voice, and that which hath wings will tell the matter.

Ecclesiastes 10:20 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

20 Don’t curse the king even in your thoughts, and don’t curse rich people even in your bedroom. A bird may carry your words, or some winged creature may repeat what you say.

Ecclesiastes 10:20 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

20 Do not curse the king even in your thoughts,

and do not curse a rich person even in your bedroom,

for a bird of the sky may carry the message,

and a winged creature may report the matter.

Ecclesiastes 10:20 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

20 Do not curse the king, even in your thoughts,

or curse the rich, even in your bedroom;

for a bird of the air may carry your voice,

or some winged creature tell the matter.

Ecclesiastes 10:20 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

20 Do not curse the king even in your thoughts,

and do not curse the rich even in your own bedroom,

for a bird of the sky may carry your voice;

a winged messenger may repeat your words.

Ecclesiastes 10:20 — New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)

20 Don’t call down curses on the king.

Don’t even think about doing it.

Don’t call down curses on rich people.

Don’t even do it in your bedroom.

A bird might fly away and carry your words.

It might report what you said.