Parallel Verses

World English Bible

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

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.

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 is truthful testifies honestly, but a false witness lies. 18 There is one who speaks rashly like the piercing of a sword, but the tongue of the wise heals. 19 Truth's lips will be established forever, but a lying tongue is only momentary.



Cross References

Psalm 57:4

My soul is among lions. I lie 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

Your tongue plots destruction, like a sharp razor, working deceitfully.

Psalm 59:7

Behold, they spew with their mouth. Swords are in their lips, "For," they say, "who hears us?"

Psalm 64:3

who sharpen their tongue like a sword, and aim their arrows, deadly words,

Proverbs 4:22

For they are life to those who find them, and health to their whole body.

Proverbs 10:20-21

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

Proverbs 13:17

A wicked messenger falls into trouble, but a trustworthy envoy gains healing.

Proverbs 15:4

A gentle tongue is a tree of life, but deceit in it crushes the spirit.

Proverbs 15:7

The lips of the wise spread knowledge; not so with the heart of fools.

Proverbs 25:18

A man who gives false testimony against his neighbor is like a club, a sword, or a sharp arrow.

Daniel 11:33

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 iniquity among our members is the tongue, which defiles the whole body, and sets on fire the course of nature, and is set on fire by Gehenna.

Revelation 1:16

He had seven stars in his right hand. Out of his mouth proceeded a sharp two-edged sword. His face was like the sun shining at its brightest.

Revelation 22:2

in the middle of its street. On this side of the river and on that was the tree of life, bearing twelve kinds of fruits, yielding its fruit every month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.

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