Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life, But the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.

King James Version

The mouth of a righteous man is a well of life: but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked.

Holman Bible

The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life, but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.

International Standard Version

What the righteous say is a flowing fountain, but what the wicked say conceals violence.

A Conservative Version

The mouth of a righteous man is a fountain of life, but violence covers the mouth of the wicked.

American Standard Version

The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life; But violence covereth the mouth of the wicked.

Amplified

The mouth of the [uncompromisingly] righteous man is a well of life, but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.

Bible in Basic English

The mouth of the upright man is a fountain of life, but the mouth of the evil-doer is a bitter cup.

Darby Translation

The mouth of a righteous man is a fountain of life; but the mouth of the wicked covereth violence.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

The mouth of a righteous man is a well of life, but the mouth of the wicked covers violence.

Julia Smith Translation

A fountain of life the mouth of the just one: and violence shall cover the mouth of the unjust

King James 2000

The mouth of a righteous man is a well of life: but violence covers the mouth of the wicked.

Lexham Expanded Bible

A fountain of life [is] a mouth of righteousness, and a mouth of wickedness conceals violence.

Modern King James verseion

The mouth of a righteous one is a well of life; but violence covers the mouth of the wicked.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

The mouth of a righteous man is a well of life; but the mouth of the ungodly is past shame, and presumptuous.

NET Bible

The teaching of the righteous is a fountain of life, but the speech of the wicked conceals violence.

New Heart English Bible

The mouth of the righteous is a spring of life, but violence covers the mouth of the wicked.

The Emphasized Bible

A well-spring of life, is the mouth of the righteous, but, the mouth of the lawless, covereth wrong.

Webster

The mouth of a righteous man is a well of life: but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked.

World English Bible

The mouth of the righteous is a spring of life, but violence covers the mouth of the wicked.

Youngs Literal Translation

A fountain of life is the mouth of the righteous, And the mouth of the wicked cover doth violence.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
of a righteous
צדּיק 
Tsaddiyq 
Usage: 206

man is a well
מקר מקור 
Maqowr 
Usage: 18

of life
חי 
Chay 
Usage: 502

כּסה 
Kacah 
Usage: 152

the mouth
פּה 
Peh 
Usage: 497

Context Readings

Proverbs Concerning The Mouth

10 He who winks the eye causes trouble, And a babbling fool will be ruined. 11 The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life, But the mouth of the wicked conceals violence. 12 Hatred stirs up strife, But love covers all transgressions.



Cross References

Proverbs 10:6

Blessings are on the head of the righteous, But the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.

Proverbs 13:14

The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life, To turn aside from the snares of death.

Proverbs 18:4

The words of a man's mouth are deep waters; The fountain of wisdom is a bubbling brook.

Psalm 37:30-31

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

Psalm 107:42

The upright see it and are glad; But all unrighteousness shuts its mouth.

Proverbs 10:20-21

The tongue of the righteous is as choice silver, The heart of the wicked is worth little.

Proverbs 10:32

The lips of the righteous bring forth what is acceptable, But the mouth of the wicked what is perverted.

Proverbs 15:7

The lips of the wise spread knowledge, But the hearts of fools are not so.

Proverbs 16:22-24

Understanding is a fountain of life to one who has it, But the discipline of fools is folly.

Proverbs 20:15

There is gold, and an abundance of jewels; But the lips of knowledge are a more precious thing.

Ecclesiastes 10:12-14

Words from the mouth of a wise man are gracious, while the lips of a fool consume him;

Matthew 12:34-37

"You brood of vipers, how can you, being evil, speak what is good? For the mouth speaks out of that which fills the heart.

Ephesians 4:29

Let no unwholesome word proceed from your mouth, but only such a word as is good for edification according to the need of the moment, so that it will give grace to those who hear.

James 3:5-8

So also the tongue is a small part of the body, and yet it boasts of great things See how great a forest is set aflame by such a small fire!



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