Parallel Verses

Amplified

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

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.

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 with the eye [craftily and with malice] causes sorrow; the foolish of lips will fall headlong but he who boldly reproves makes peace. 11 The mouth of the [uncompromisingly] righteous man is a well of life, but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence. 12 Hatred stirs up contentions, but love covers all transgressions.



Cross References

Proverbs 10:6

Blessings are upon the head of the [uncompromisingly] righteous (the upright, in right standing with God) but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.

Proverbs 13:14

The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life, that one may avoid the snares of death.

Proverbs 18:4

The words of a [discreet and wise] man's mouth are like deep waters [plenteous and difficult to fathom], and the fountain of skillful and godly Wisdom is like a gushing stream [sparkling, fresh, pure, and life-giving].

Psalm 37:30-31

The mouth of the [uncompromisingly] righteous utters wisdom, and his tongue speaks with justice.

Psalm 107:42

The upright shall see it and be glad, but all iniquity shall shut its mouth.

Proverbs 10:20-21

The tongues of those who are upright and in right standing with God are as choice silver; the minds of those who are wicked and out of harmony with God are of little value.

Proverbs 10:32

The lips of the [uncompromisingly] righteous know [and therefore utter] what is acceptable, but the mouth of the wicked knows [and therefore speaks only] what is obstinately willful and contrary.

Proverbs 15:7

The lips of the wise disperse knowledge [sifting it as chaff from the grain]; not so the minds and hearts of the self-confident and foolish.

Proverbs 16:22-24

Understanding is a wellspring of life to those who have it, but to give instruction to fools is folly.

Proverbs 20:15

There is gold, and a multitude of pearls, but the lips of knowledge are a vase of preciousness [the most precious of all].

Ecclesiastes 10:12-14

The words of a wise man's mouth are gracious and win him favor, but the lips of a fool consume him.

Matthew 12:34-37

You offspring of vipers! How can you speak good things when you are evil (wicked)? For out of the fullness (the overflow, the superabundance) of the heart the mouth speaks.

Ephesians 4:29

Let no foul or polluting language, nor evil word nor unwholesome or worthless talk [ever] come out of your mouth, but only such [speech] as is good and beneficial to the spiritual progress of others, as is fitting to the need and the occasion, that it may be a blessing and give grace (God's favor) to those who hear it.

James 3:5-8

Even so the tongue is a little member, and it can boast of great things. See how much wood or how great a forest a tiny spark can set ablaze!

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