Proverbs 10:21



Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

The lips of the righteous feed many, But fools die for lack of understanding.

King James Version

The lips of the righteous feed many: but fools die for want of wisdom.

Holman Bible

The lips of the righteous feed many, but fools die for lack of sense.

International Standard Version

What the righteous person says nourishes many, but fools die because they lack discerning hearts.

A Conservative Version

The lips of a righteous man feeds many, but the foolish die for lack of understanding.

American Standard Version

The lips of the righteous feed many; But the foolish die for lack of understanding.

Amplified

The lips of the [uncompromisingly] righteous feed and guide many, but fools die for want of understanding and heart.

Bible in Basic English

The lips of the upright man give food to men, but the foolish come to death for need of sense.

Darby Translation

The lips of a righteous man feed many; but fools die for want of understanding.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

The lips of the righteous feed many, but fools die for lack of wisdom.

Julia Smith Translation

The lips of the just one shall feed many: and fools in wanting heart, shall die.

King James 2000

The lips of the righteous feed many: but fools die for lack of wisdom.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Lips of righteousness feed many, but fools {die for lack of sense}.

Modern King James verseion

The lips of the righteous feed many; but fools die for lack of wisdom.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

The lips of the righteous feed a whole multitude; but fools shall die in their own folly.

NET Bible

The teaching of the righteous feeds many, but fools die for lack of wisdom.

New Heart English Bible

The lips of the righteous feed many, but the foolish die for lack of understanding.

New simplified Bible

The lips of the righteous feed many. Fools die for lack of understanding.

The Emphasized Bible

The lips of the righteous, feed multitudes, but, the foolish, for lack of sense, shall die.

Webster

The lips of the righteous feed many: but fools die for want of wisdom.

World English Bible

The lips of the righteous feed many, but the foolish die for lack of understanding.

Youngs Literal Translation

The lips of the righteous delight many, And fools for lack of heart die.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
שׂפת שׂפה 
Saphah 
Usage: 176

of the righteous
צדּיק 
Tsaddiyq 
Usage: 206

רעה 
Ra`ah 
Usage: 171

רב 
Rab 
Usage: 458

but fools
אויל 
'eviyl 
Usage: 26

מוּת 
Muwth 
die , dead , slay , death , surely , kill , dead man , dead body , in no wise ,
Usage: 839

חסר 
Chacer 
Usage: 18

Context Readings

Proverbs Concerning The Mouth

20 The tongue of the righteous is as choice silver, The heart of the wicked is worth little. 21 The lips of the righteous feed many, But fools die for lack of understanding. 22 It is the blessing of the LORD that makes rich, And He adds no sorrow to it.



Cross References

Hosea 4:6

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge Because you have rejected knowledge, I also will reject you from being My priest Since you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children.

Proverbs 5:23

He will die for lack of instruction, And in the greatness of his folly he will go astray.

Job 4:3-4

"Behold you have admonished many, And you have strengthened weak hands.

Job 23:12

"I have not departed from the command of His lips; I have treasured the words of His mouth more than my necessary food.

Job 29:21-22

"To me they listened and waited, And kept silent for my counsel.

Psalm 37:30

The mouth of the righteous utters wisdom, And his tongue speaks justice.

Proverbs 1:29

Because they hated knowledge And did not choose the fear of the LORD.

Proverbs 1:31

"So they shall eat of the fruit of their own way And be satiated with their own devices.

Proverbs 5:12

And you say, "How I have hated instruction! And my heart spurned reproof!

Proverbs 12:18

There is one who speaks rashly like the thrusts of a sword, But the tongue of the wise brings healing.

Proverbs 15:4

A soothing tongue is a tree of life, But perversion in it crushes the spirit.

Proverbs 17:16

Why is there a price in the hand of a fool to buy wisdom, When he has no sense?

Ecclesiastes 12:9-10

In addition to being a wise man, the Preacher also taught the people knowledge; and he pondered, searched out and arranged many proverbs.

Jeremiah 3:15

"Then I will give you shepherds after My own heart, who will feed you on knowledge and understanding.

Jeremiah 15:16

Your words were found and I ate them, And Your words became for me a joy and the delight of my heart; For I have been called by Your name, O LORD God of hosts.

Matthew 13:19

"When anyone hears the word of the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what has been sown in his heart. This is the one on whom seed was sown beside the road.

John 3:19-20

"This is the judgment, that the Light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the Light, for their deeds were evil.

John 21:15-17

So when they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, "Simon, son of John, do you love Me more than these?" He said to Him, "Yes, Lord; You know that I love You " He said to him, "Tend My lambs."

Romans 1:28

And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God any longer, God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do those things which are not proper,

1 Peter 5:2

shepherd the flock of God among you, exercising oversight not under compulsion, but voluntarily, according to the will of God; and not for sordid gain, but with eagerness;



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