Parallel Verses

King James Version

There is that speaketh 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.

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 that speaketh truth sheweth forth righteousness: but a false witness deceit. 18 There is that speaketh like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise is health. 19 The lip of truth shall be established for ever: but a lying tongue is but for a moment.



Cross References

Psalm 57:4

My soul is among lions: and I lie even among them that 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 as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.

Psalm 52:2

Thy tongue deviseth mischiefs; like a sharp rasor, working deceitfully.

Psalm 59:7

Behold, they belch out with their mouth: swords are in their lips: for who, say they, doth hear?

Psalm 64:3

Who whet their tongue like a sword, and bend their bows to shoot their arrows, even bitter words:

Proverbs 4:22

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

Proverbs 10:20-21

The tongue of the just is as choice silver: the heart of the wicked is little worth.

Proverbs 13:17

A wicked messenger falleth into mischief: but a faithful ambassador is health.

Proverbs 15:4

A wholesome tongue is a tree of life: but perverseness therein is a breach in the spirit.

Proverbs 15:7

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

Proverbs 25:18

A man that beareth false witness against his neighbour is a maul, and a sword, and a sharp arrow.

Daniel 11:33

And they that understand 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, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell.

Revelation 1:16

And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth went a sharp twoedged sword: and his countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength.

Revelation 22:2

In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.

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