Parallel Verses

Julia Smith Translation

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

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 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.

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 pinching the eye shall give pain: and the foolish of lips shall fall. 11 A fountain of life the mouth of the just one: and violence shall cover the mouth of the unjust 12 Hatred will excite strifes: and love will cover over all transgressions.



Cross References

Proverbs 10:6

Blessings upon the head of the just one: and violence shall cover the mouth of the unjust

Proverbs 13:14

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

Proverbs 18:4

Deep waters are the words of man's mouth, the fountain of wisdom a gushing stream.

Psalm 37:30-31

The mouth of the just one shall speak wisdom, and his tongue shall speak judgment

Psalm 107:42

The upright shall see and be glad, and all iniquity shall shut her mouth.

Proverbs 10:20-21

The tongue of the just is choice silver: the heart of the unjust is as little.

Proverbs 10:32

The lips of the just one shall know acceptance: and the mouth of the unjust, perverseness.

Proverbs 15:7

The lips of the wise will disperse knowledge: and the heart of the foolish not so.

Proverbs 16:22-24

The understanding of him possessing it is a fountain of life: and the instruction of the foolish is folly.

Proverbs 20:15

There is gold and a multitude of pearls: and a precious vessel the lips of knowledge.

Ecclesiastes 10:12-14

The words of the wise one's mouth, grace; and the lips of the foolish one shall swallow him down.

Matthew 12:34-37

O generation of vipers! how can ye speak good things, being evil? for out of the abundance of the heart the month speaks.

Ephesians 4:29

Let not any foul word go out of your mouth, but if any good to the building of necessity, that it might give grace to them hearing.

James 3:5-8

So also the tongue is a small member, and vaunts itself. Behold, how great a wood a little fire inflames

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