Parallel Verses

Modern King James verseion

The mouth of a righteous one is a well 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.

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.

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 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 sorrow; but a babbling fool shall fall. 11 The mouth of a righteous one is a well of life; but violence covers the mouth of the wicked. 12 Hatred stirs up fights, but love covers all sins.



Cross References

Proverbs 10:6

Blessings are on the head of the just; but violence covers the mouth of the wicked.

Proverbs 13:14

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

Proverbs 18:4

The words of a man's mouth are like deep waters; the fountain of wisdom is like a flowing stream.

Psalm 37:30-31

The mouth of the righteous speaks wisdom, and his tongue talks of judgment.

Psalm 107:42

The upright shall see and rejoice; and all iniquity shall stop its mouth.

Proverbs 10:20-21

The tongue of the just is as choice silver; the heart of the wicked is worth little.

Proverbs 10:32

The lips of the righteous know what is pleasing; but the mouth of the wicked what is contrary.

Proverbs 15:7

The lips of the righteous send forth knowledge, but the heart of the foolish is not so.

Proverbs 16:22-24

Understanding is a fountain of life to him who has it, but the instruction of fools is folly.

Proverbs 20:15

There is gold and a multitude of rubies; but the lips of knowledge are a rare jewel.

Ecclesiastes 10:12-14

The words of a wise mouth are gracious; but the lips of a fool will swallow him.

Matthew 12:34-37

Offspring of vipers! How can you, being evil, speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.

Ephesians 4:29

Let not any filthy word go out of your mouth, but if any is good to building up in respect of need, that it may give grace to the ones hearing.

James 3:5-8

Even so the tongue is a little member and boasts great things. Behold how little a fire kindles how large a forest!

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