Parallel Verses

NET Bible

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

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.

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 The one who winks his eye causes trouble, and the one who speaks foolishness will come to ruin. 11 The teaching of the righteous is a fountain of life, but the speech of the wicked conceals violence. 12 Hatred stirs up dissension, but love covers all transgressions.



Cross References

Proverbs 10:6

Blessings are on the head of the righteous, but the speech of the wicked conceals violence.

Proverbs 13:14

Instruction from the wise is like a life-giving fountain, to turn a person from deadly snares.

Proverbs 18:4

The words of a person's mouth are like deep waters, and the fountain of wisdom is like a flowing brook.

Psalm 37:30-31

The godly speak wise words and promote justice.

Psalm 107:42

When the godly see this, they rejoice, and every sinner shuts his mouth.

Proverbs 10:20-21

What the righteous say is like the best silver, but what the wicked think is of little value.

Proverbs 10:32

The lips of the righteous know what is pleasing, but the speech of the wicked is perverse.

Proverbs 15:7

The lips of the wise spread knowledge, but not so the heart of fools.

Proverbs 16:22-24

Insight is like a life-giving fountain to the one who possesses it, but folly leads to the discipline of fools.

Proverbs 20:15

There is gold, and an abundance of rubies, but words of knowledge are like a precious jewel.

Ecclesiastes 10:12-14

The words of a wise person win him favor, but the words of a fool are self-destructive.

Matthew 12:34-37

Offspring of vipers! How are you able to say anything good, since you are evil? For the mouth speaks from what fills the heart.

Ephesians 4:29

You must let no unwholesome word come out of your mouth, but only what is beneficial for the building up of the one in need, that it may give grace to those who hear.

James 3:5-8

So too the tongue is a small part of the body, yet it has great pretensions. Think how small a flame sets a huge forest ablaze.

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