Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

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

King James Version

There is that speaketh like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise is health.

Holman Bible

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

International Standard Version

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

A Conservative Version

There is he who speaks rashly like the piercings of a sword, but the tongue of the wise is health.

American Standard Version

There is that speaketh rashly like the piercings of a sword; But the tongue of the wise is health.

Amplified

There are those who speak rashly, like the piercing of a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.

Bible in Basic English

There are some whose uncontrolled talk is like the wounds of a sword, but the tongue of the wise makes one well again.

Darby Translation

There is that babbleth like the piercings of a sword; but the tongue of the wise is health.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

There are those that speak like the piercings of a sword, but the tongue of the wise is medicine.

Julia Smith Translation

There is he talking idly as the piercings of the sword: and the tongue of the wise is healing.

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

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

Modern King James verseion

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

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

A slanderous person pricketh like a sword; but a wise man's tongue is wholesome.

NET Bible

Speaking recklessly is like the thrusts of a sword, but the words of the wise bring healing.

New Heart English Bible

There is one who speaks rashly like the piercing of a sword, but the tongue of the wise heals.

The Emphasized Bible

There is who babbleth, as with thrusts of a sword, but, the tongue of the wise, hath healing.

Webster

There is that speaketh like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise is health.

World English Bible

There is one who speaks rashly like the piercing of a sword, but the tongue of the wise heals.

Youngs Literal Translation

A rash speaker is like piercings of a sword, And the tongue of the wise is healing.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
There is
ישׁ 
Yesh 
is, be, have, there,
Usage: 135

בּטה בּטא 
Bata' 
Usage: 4

מדקרה 
Madqarah 
Usage: 1

of a sword
חרב 
Chereb 
Usage: 413

but the tongue
לשׁנה לשׁן לשׁון 
Lashown 
Usage: 116

of the wise
חכם 
Chakam 
Usage: 137

References

Easton

Hastings

Watsons

Context Readings

Proverbs Of Solomon

17 He who speaks truth tells what is right, But a false witness, deceit. 18 There is one who speaks rashly like the thrusts of a sword, But the tongue of the wise brings healing. 19 Truthful lips will be established forever, But a lying tongue is only for a moment.



Cross References

Psalm 57:4

My soul is among lions; I must lie among those who breathe forth fire, Even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows And their tongue a sharp sword.

Proverbs 16:24

Pleasant words are a honeycomb, Sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.

Psalm 52:2

Your tongue devises destruction, Like a sharp razor, O worker of deceit.

Psalm 59:7

Behold, they belch forth with their mouth; Swords are in their lips, For, they say, "Who hears?"

Psalm 64:3

Who have sharpened their tongue like a sword They aimed bitter speech as their arrow,

Proverbs 4:22

For they are life to those who find them And health to all their body.

Proverbs 10:20-21

The tongue of the righteous is as choice silver, The heart of the wicked is worth little.

Proverbs 13:17

A wicked messenger falls into adversity, But a faithful envoy brings healing.

Proverbs 15:4

A soothing tongue is a tree of life, But perversion in it crushes the spirit.

Proverbs 15:7

The lips of the wise spread knowledge, But the hearts of fools are not so.

Proverbs 25:18

Like a club and a sword and a sharp arrow Is a man who bears false witness against his neighbor.

Daniel 11:33

"Those who have insight among the people will give understanding to the many; yet they will fall by sword and by flame, by captivity and by plunder for many days.

James 3:6-8

And the tongue is a fire, the very world of iniquity; the tongue is set among our members as that which defiles the entire body, and sets on fire the course of our life, and is set on fire by hell.

Revelation 1:16

In His right hand He held seven stars, and out of His mouth came a sharp two-edged sword; and His face was like the sun shining in its strength.

Revelation 22:2

in the middle of its street On either side of the river was the tree of life, bearing twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit every month; and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.

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