Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

The mouth of a righteous man brings forth wisdom, but the perverse tongue shall be cut off.

New American Standard Bible

The mouth of the righteous flows with wisdom,
But the perverted tongue will be cut out.

King James Version

The mouth of the just bringeth forth wisdom: but the froward tongue shall be cut out.

Holman Bible

The mouth of the righteous produces wisdom,
but a perverse tongue will be cut out.

International Standard Version

The words of the righteous overflow with wisdom, but the perverse tongue will be cut out.

American Standard Version

The mouth of the righteous bringeth forth wisdom; But the perverse tongue shall be cut off.

Amplified


The mouth of the righteous flows with [skillful and godly] wisdom,
But the perverted tongue will be cut out.

Bible in Basic English

The mouth of the upright man is budding with wisdom, but the twisted tongue will be cut off.

Darby Translation

The mouth of a righteous man putteth forth wisdom; but the froward tongue shall be cut out.

Julia Smith Translation

The mouth of the just one shall germinate wisdom: and the tongue of perverseness shall be cut off.

King James 2000

The mouth of the just brings forth wisdom: but the perverse tongue shall be cut out.

Lexham Expanded Bible

The mouth of the righteous brings forth wisdom, but a tongue of perversity will be cut off.

Modern King James verseion

The mouth of the just brings forth wisdom; but the perverse tongue shall be cut out.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

The mouth of the just will be talking of wisdom; but the tongue of the froward shall perish.

NET Bible

The speech of the righteous bears the fruit of wisdom, but the one who speaks perversion will be destroyed.

New Heart English Bible

The mouth of the righteous brings forth wisdom, but the perverse tongue will be cut off.

The Emphasized Bible

The mouth of the righteous, beareth the fruit of wisdom, but, a perverse tongue, shall be cut off.

Webster

The mouth of the just bringeth forth wisdom: but the froward tongue shall be cut out.

World English Bible

The mouth of the righteous brings forth wisdom, but the perverse tongue will be cut off.

Youngs Literal Translation

The mouth of the righteous uttereth wisdom, And the tongue of frowardness is cut out.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
of the just
צדּיק 
Tsaddiyq 
Usage: 206

נוּב 
Nuwb 
Usage: 4

חכמה 
Chokmah 
Usage: 149

but the froward
תּהפּכה 
Tahpukah 
Usage: 10

לשׁנה לשׁן לשׁון 
Lashown 
Usage: 116

Context Readings

Proverbs Of Solomon

30 A righteous man shall never be removed, but the wicked shall not dwell in the land. 31 The mouth of a righteous man brings forth wisdom, but the perverse tongue shall be cut off. 32 The lips of a righteous man knows what is acceptable, but the mouth of the wicked [is] perverseness.



Cross References

Psalm 37:30

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

Proverbs 10:13

In the lips of him who has discernment wisdom is found, but a rod is for the back of him who is void of understanding.

Psalm 31:18

Let the lying lips be dumb, which speak against the righteous man insolently, with pride and contempt.

Psalm 63:11

But the king shall rejoice in God. Everyone who swears by him shall glory, for the mouth of those who speak lies shall be stopped.

Psalm 120:3-4

What shall be given to thee, and what shall be done more to thee, thou deceitful tongue?

Proverbs 10:11

The mouth of a righteous man is a fountain of life, but violence covers the mouth of the wicked.

Proverbs 10:20-21

The tongue of a righteous man is choice silver. The heart of the wicked is little worth.

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