Parallel Verses

Lexham Expanded Bible

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

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.

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 will speak truth will reveal righteousness, but the witness of falsehood, deceit. 18 There is one who speaks rashly, like the thrust of a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing. 19 A lip of truth endures forever, but a tongue of deception lasts only a moment.



Cross References

Psalm 57:4

My soul [is] among lions. I lie down [among those who] devour-- the children of humankind whose teeth [are] spears and arrows and whose tongues [are] sharp swords.

Proverbs 16:24

Pleasant sayings [are] a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and healing to the bones.

Psalm 52:2

Your tongue plans destruction, like a sharp razor, working deceit.

Psalm 59:7

Look, they pour out [talk] with their mouth. Swords [are] on their lips, for [they say], "Who hears?"

Psalm 64:3

who sharpen their tongue like a sword. They bend [their bow to shoot] their arrows--bitter words,

Proverbs 4:22

For they are life to those who find them and healing {to the entire body}.

Proverbs 10:20-21

Choice silver is a tongue of righteousness, a heart of wickedness is {of little worth}.

Proverbs 13:17

A messenger of wickedness will fall into trouble, but an envoy of the faithful [brings] healing.

Proverbs 15:4

Gentleness of tongue is a tree of life, but perverseness in it [causes] a break in spirit.

Proverbs 15:7

The lips of the wise will spread knowledge, but the heart of fools, not so.

Proverbs 25:18

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

Daniel 11:33

And those who have insight {will instruct} the many, but they will fall by sword and by flame, by captivity and by plunder {for some time}.

James 3:6-8

And the tongue [is] a fire! The world of unrighteousness, the tongue, is set among our members, defiling the whole body and setting on fire {the course of human existence}, being set on fire by hell.

Revelation 1:16

and [he] had in his right hand seven stars, and a sharp double-edged sword coming out of his mouth, and his face [was] like the sun shining in its strength.

Revelation 22:2

in the middle of its street, and {on both sides of the river} [is] the tree of life, producing twelve fruits--yielding its fruit according to every month--and the leaves of the tree [are] for the healing of the nations.

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