Parallel Verses

Lexham Expanded Bible

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

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 [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.

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 Choice silver is a tongue of righteousness, a heart of wickedness is {of little worth}. 21 Lips of righteousness feed many, but fools {die for lack of sense}. 22 The blessing of Yahweh makes [one] rich, and he does not increase sorrow with it.



Cross References

Hosea 4:6

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge; because you have rejected knowledge, I reject you from acting as a priest for me. And since you have forgotten the law of your God, I will also forget your children.

Proverbs 5:23

He shall die {for lack of} discipline, and in the greatness of his folly he shall be lost.

Job 4:3-4

Look, you have instructed many, and you have strengthened weak hands.

Job 23:12

[From] the commandment of his lips, indeed I have not departed; I have treasured the words of his mouth more than my daily food.

Job 29:21-22

"They listened to me and waited, and they kept silent for my counsel.

Psalm 37:30

[The] mouth of [the] righteous utters wisdom, and his tongue speaks justice.

Proverbs 1:29

Since they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of Yahweh,

Proverbs 1:31

They shall eat from the fruit of their way, and they shall be sated from their own schemes,

Proverbs 5:12

and say "How I hated discipline, and I despised reproof!"

Proverbs 12:18

There is one who speaks rashly, like the thrust of a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.

Proverbs 15:4

Gentleness of tongue is a tree of life, but perverseness in it [causes] a break in spirit.

Proverbs 17:16

Why [is] this? A price in the hand of a fool, [in order] to buy wisdom where there is no {sense}.

Ecclesiastes 12:9-10

The Teacher was full of wisdom, and he taught the people with knowledge. He carefully considered many proverbs and carefully arranged them.

Jeremiah 3:15

Then I will give you shepherds after my own heart and they will feed you knowledge and insight.

Jeremiah 15:16

Your words were found and I ate them, and your words became to me as jubilation, even as the joy of my heart, for your name is called on me, Yahweh God of hosts.

Matthew 13:19

[When] anyone hears the word about the kingdom and does not understand [it], the evil one comes and snatches away what was sown in his heart. This is what was sown on the side of the path.

John 3:19-20

And this is the judgment: that the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light, because their deeds were evil.

John 21:15-17

Now when they had eaten breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, "Simon [son] of John, do you love me more than these?" He said to him, "Yes, Lord, you know that I love you." He said to him, "Feed my lambs!"

Romans 1:28

And just as they did not see fit {to recognize God}, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do the things [that are] not proper,

1 Peter 5:2

shepherd the flock of God among you, exercising oversight not by compulsion but willingly, in accordance with God, and not greedily but eagerly,

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