Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

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

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.

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 righteous is a fountain of life and his words of wisdom are a source of blessing,
But the mouth of the wicked conceals violence and evil.

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.

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 with the eye causes sorrow. And a prating fool shall fall. 11 The mouth of a righteous man is a fountain of life, but violence covers the mouth of the wicked. 12 Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all transgressions.



Cross References

Proverbs 10:6

Blessings are upon the head of a righteous man, but violence covers the mouth of the wicked.

Proverbs 13:14

The law of a wise man is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.

Proverbs 18:4

The words of a man's mouth are deep waters. The wellspring of wisdom is a flowing brook.

Psalm 37:30-31

The mouth of a righteous man talks of wisdom, and his tongue speaks justice.

Psalm 107:42

The upright shall see it, and be glad. And all iniquity shall stop her mouth.

Proverbs 10:20-21

The tongue of a righteous man is choice silver. The heart of the wicked is little worth.

Proverbs 10:32

The lips of a righteous man knows what is acceptable, but the mouth of the wicked [is] perverseness.

Proverbs 15:7

The lips of the wise disperse knowledge, but the heart of the foolish, not so.

Proverbs 16:22-24

Understanding is a well-spring of life to him who has it, but the correction of fools is folly.

Proverbs 20:15

There is gold, and abundance of rubies, but the lips of knowledge are a precious jewel.

Ecclesiastes 10:12-14

The words of a wise man's mouth are gracious, but the lips of a fool will swallow himself up.

Matthew 12:34-37

Ye offspring of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.

Ephesians 4:29

Let no corrupt speech go out of your mouth, rather if there is any good word for edification of a need, so that it may give grace to those who hear.

James 3:5-8

So also the tongue is a little body-part, and boasts greatly. Behold a little fire, how much wood it kindles.

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