Parallel Verses

King James 2000

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

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.

International Standard Version

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

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 righteous feed and guide many,
But fools [who reject God and His wisdom] die for lack of understanding.

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.

Julia Smith Translation

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

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 The tongue of the just is as choice silver: the heart of the wicked is of little worth. 21 The lips of the righteous feed many: but fools die for lack of wisdom. 22 The blessing of the LORD, it makes rich, and he adds no sorrow with it.



Cross References

Hosea 4:6

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because you have rejected knowledge, I will also reject you, that you shall be no priest to me: because you have forgotten the law of your God, I will also forget your children.

Proverbs 5:23

He shall die for lack of instruction; and in the greatness of his folly he shall go astray.

Job 4:3-4

Behold, you have instructed many, and you have strengthened the weak hands.

Job 23:12

Neither have I gone back from the commandment of his lips; I have esteemed the words of his mouth more than my necessary food.

Job 29:21-22

Unto me men gave ear, and waited, and kept silence at my counsel.

Psalm 37:30

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

Proverbs 1:29

Because they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD:

Proverbs 1:31

Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices.

Proverbs 5:12

And say, How have I hated instruction, and my heart despised reproof;

Proverbs 12:18

There is one that speaks like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise brings health.

Proverbs 15:4

A wholesome tongue is a tree of life: but perverseness therein is a breach in the spirit.

Proverbs 17:16

Why is there a price in the hand of a fool to get wisdom, seeing he has no heart for it?

Ecclesiastes 12:9-10

And moreover, because the preacher was wise, he still taught the people knowledge; yea, he pondered, and sought out, and set in order many proverbs.

Jeremiah 3:15

And I will give you shepherds according to my heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding.

Jeremiah 15:16

Your words were found, and I did eat them; and your word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of my heart: for I am called by your name, O LORD God of hosts.

Matthew 13:19

When any one hears the word of the kingdom, and understands it not, then comes the wicked one, and catches away that which was sown in his heart. This is he who received seed by the way side.

John 3:19-20

And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.

John 21:15-17

So when they had dined, Jesus said to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, do you love me more than these? He said unto him, Yea, Lord; you know that I love you. He said unto him, Feed my lambs.

Romans 1:28

And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not proper;

1 Peter 5:2

Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for dishonest gain, but of a ready mind;

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