Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

What the righteous person says nourishes many, but fools die because they lack discerning hearts.

New American Standard Bible

The lips of the righteous feed many, But fools die for lack of understanding.

King James Version

The lips of the righteous feed many: but fools die for want of wisdom.

Holman Bible

The lips of the righteous feed many,
but fools die for lack of sense.

A Conservative Version

The lips of a righteous man feeds many, but the foolish die for lack of understanding.

American Standard Version

The lips of the righteous feed many; But the foolish die for lack of understanding.

Amplified

The lips of the [uncompromisingly] righteous feed and guide many, but fools die for want of understanding and heart.

Bible in Basic English

The lips of the upright man give food to men, but the foolish come to death for need of sense.

Darby Translation

The lips of a righteous man feed many; but fools die for want of understanding.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

The lips of the righteous feed many, but fools die for lack of wisdom.

Julia Smith Translation

The lips of the just one shall feed many: and fools in wanting heart, shall die.

King James 2000

The lips of the righteous feed many: but fools die for lack of wisdom.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Lips of righteousness feed many, but fools {die for lack of sense}.

Modern King James verseion

The lips of the righteous feed many; but fools die for lack of wisdom.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

The lips of the righteous feed a whole multitude; but fools shall die in their own folly.

NET Bible

The teaching of the righteous feeds many, but fools die for lack of wisdom.

New Heart English Bible

The lips of the righteous feed many, but the foolish die for lack of understanding.

The Emphasized Bible

The lips of the righteous, feed multitudes, but, the foolish, for lack of sense, shall die.

Webster

The lips of the righteous feed many: but fools die for want of wisdom.

World English Bible

The lips of the righteous feed many, but the foolish die for lack of understanding.

Youngs Literal Translation

The lips of the righteous delight many, And fools for lack of heart die.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
שׂפת שׂפה 
Saphah 
Usage: 176

of the righteous
צדּיק 
Tsaddiyq 
Usage: 206

רב 
Rab 
Usage: 458

but fools
אויל 
'eviyl 
Usage: 26

die
מוּת 
Muwth 
Usage: 839

חסר 
Chacer 
Usage: 18

References

Context Readings

Proverbs Concerning The Mouth

20 What the righteous person says is like precious silver; the thoughts of the wicked are compared to small things. 21 What the righteous person says nourishes many, but fools die because they lack discerning hearts. 22 The blessing of the LORD establishes wealth, and difficulty does not accompany it.



Cross References

Hosea 4:6

My people are destroyed because they lack knowledge of me. Because you rejected that knowledge, I will reject you as a priest for me. Since you forget the Law of your God, I will also forget your children.

Proverbs 5:23

He will die for lack of discipline, and he goes astray because of his great folly.

Job 4:3-4

Look! You've admonished many people, and you've strengthened feeble hands.

Job 23:12

I haven't wandered away from the commands that he has spoken; I've treasured what he has said more than my own meals."

Job 29:21-22

"They listened and waited for me, as they remained in silence for my counsel.

Psalm 37:30

The mouth of the righteous one produces wisdom; his tongue speaks justice.

Proverbs 1:29

"Because they hated knowledge and did not choose the fear of the LORD;

Proverbs 1:31

They will eat the fruit of their way, and they will be filled with their own devices.

Proverbs 5:12

and you will say, "How I hated instruction, and my heart rejected correction!

Proverbs 12:18

Some speak rashly like the cutting of a sword, but what the wise say promotes healing.

Proverbs 15:4

A gentle statement is a tree of life, but perverted speech shatters the spirit.

Proverbs 17:16

What is this? A fool has enough money to buy wisdom, but is senseless?

Ecclesiastes 12:9-10

Moreover, besides being wise himself, the Teacher taught people what he had learned by listening, making inquiries, and composing many proverbs.

Jeremiah 3:15

I'll give you shepherds after my own heart, and they'll shepherd you with knowledge and good sense."

Jeremiah 15:16

Your words were found, and I consumed them. Your words were joy and my hearts delight, because I bear your name, LORD God of the Heavenly Armies.

Matthew 13:19

When anyone hears the word about the kingdom yet doesn't understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what was sown in his heart. This is what was sown along the path.

John 3:19-20

And this is the basis for judgment: The light has come into the world, but people loved the darkness more than the light because their actions were evil.

John 21:15-17

When they had finished breakfast, Jesus asked Simon Peter, "Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?" Peter told him, "Yes, Lord, you know that I love you." Jesus told him, "Feed my lambs."

Romans 1:28

Furthermore, because they did not think it worthwhile to keep knowing God fully, God delivered them to degraded minds to perform acts that should not be done.

1 Peter 5:2

Be shepherds of God's flock that is among you, watching over it, not because you must but because you want to, and not greedily but eagerly, as God desires.

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