Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

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

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.

American Standard Version

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

Amplified


There is one who speaks rashly like the thrusts 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.

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 utters truth shows forth righteousness, but a FALSE witness, deceit. 18 There is he who speaks rashly like the piercings of a sword, but the tongue of the wise is health. 19 The lips of truth shall be established forever, but a lying tongue is but for a moment.



Cross References

Psalm 57:4

My soul is among lions. I lay among those who are set on 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 health to the bones.

Psalm 52:2

Thy tongue devises wickedness, like a sharp razor, working deceitfully.

Psalm 59:7

Behold, they belch out with their mouth. Swords are in their lips, for [they say], Who hears?

Psalm 64:3

who have whet their tongue like a sword, and have aimed their arrows, even bitter words,

Proverbs 4:22

For they are life to those who find them, and health to all their flesh.

Proverbs 10:20-21

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

Proverbs 13:17

A wicked messenger falls into evil, but a faithful ambassador is health.

Proverbs 15:4

A gentle tongue is a tree of life, but perverseness in it is a breaking of the spirit.

Proverbs 15:7

The lips of the wise disperse knowledge, but the heart of the foolish, not so.

Proverbs 25:18

A man who bears FALSE witness against his neighbor is a maul, and a sword, and a sharp arrow.

Daniel 11:33

And those who are wise among the people shall instruct many, yet they shall fall by the sword and by flame, by captivity and by spoil, [many] days.

James 3:6-8

And the tongue is a fire, the world of unrighteousness. Thus, the tongue is made to lead among our body-parts, defiling the whole body, and setting the cycle of nature on fire, and being set on fire by hell.

Revelation 1:16

and having in his right hand seven stars, and a sharp two-edged sword coming out of his mouth. And the sight of him was as the sun shines in its strength.

Revelation 22:2

in the middle of its thoroughfare. And on this side of the river and on that was a tree of life, bearing twelve fruits, yielding its fruit according to each month. And the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.

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