Parallel Verses

Modern King James verseion

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.

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 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 worth little. 21 The lips of the righteous feed many; but fools die for lack of wisdom. 22 The blessing of Jehovah itself 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 from being priest to Me. Since you have forgotten the Law of your God, I will also forget your sons, even I.

Proverbs 5:23

He shall die without instruction; and in the greatness of his folly he shall go astray.

Job 4:3-4

Behold, you have instructed many, and you have made the weak hands strong.

Job 23:12

nor have I gone back from the commandment of His lips; I treasured the words of His mouth more than my portion.

Job 29:21-22

They listened to me, and waited, and kept silent at my counsel.

Psalm 37:30

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

Proverbs 1:29

instead they hated knowledge and did not choose the fear of Jehovah.

Proverbs 1:31

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

Proverbs 5:12

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

Proverbs 12:18

There are those who speak like the thrusts of a sword, but the tongue of the wise heals.

Proverbs 15:4

A wholesome tongue is a tree of life, but crookedness in it is a break in the spirit.

Proverbs 17:16

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

Ecclesiastes 12:9-10

And more than that, the preacher was wise; he still taught the people knowledge. Yes, he listened, and looked, and set in order many proverbs.

Jeremiah 3:15

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

Jeremiah 15:16

Your Words were found, and I ate them; and Your Word was to me the joy and gladness of my heart; for I am called by Your name, O Jehovah, the God of Hosts.

Matthew 13:19

When anyone hears the Word of the kingdom and does not understand it, then the wicked one comes and catches away that which was sown in his heart. This is the seed sown by the wayside.

John 3:19-20

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

John 21:15-17

Then when they broke fast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonah, 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 even as they did not think fit to have God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do the things not right,

1 Peter 5:2

Feed the flock of God among you, taking the oversight, not by compulsion, but willingly; nor for base gain, but readily;

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