Cross-references Explore similar Bible verses on Proverbs 20:20 in English Standard Version "If one curses his father or his mother, his lamp will be put out in utter darkness." Ex 21:17 “Whoever curses his father or his mother shall be put to death. 2Sa 21:17 But Abishai the son of Zeruiah came to his aid and attacked the Philistine and killed him. Then David’s men swore to him, “You shall no longer go out with us to battle, lest you quench the lamp of Israel.” Job 18:5 “Indeed, the light of the wicked is put out, and the flame of his fire does not shine. Pr 30:11 There are those who curse their fathers and do not bless their mothers. Pr 30:17 The eye that mocks a father and scorns to obey a mother will be picked out by the ravens of the valley and eaten by the vultures.