Parallel Verses

World English Bible

By the fruit of his lips, a man enjoys good things; but the unfaithful crave violence.

New American Standard Bible

From the fruit of a man’s mouth he enjoys good,
But the desire of the treacherous is violence.

King James Version

A man shall eat good by the fruit of his mouth: but the soul of the transgressors shall eat violence.

Holman Bible

From the words of his mouth,
a man will enjoy good things,
but treacherous people have an appetite for violence.

International Standard Version

From the fruit of his words a man receives benefit, but the treacherous crave violence.

A Conservative Version

A man shall eat good by the fruit of his mouth, but the soul of the treacherous, violence.

American Standard Version

A man shall eat good by the fruit of his mouth; But the soul of the treacherous'shall eat violence.

Amplified


From the fruit of his mouth a [wise] man enjoys good,
But the desire of the treacherous is for violence.

Bible in Basic English

A man will get good from the fruit of his lips, but the desire of the false is for violent acts.

Darby Translation

A man shall eat good by the fruit of his mouth; but the soul of the treacherous, violence.

Julia Smith Translation

From the fruit of a man's mouth he shall eat good: and the soul of the transgressing, violence.

King James 2000

A man shall eat good by the fruit of his mouth: but the soul of the transgressors feeds on violence.

Lexham Expanded Bible

From the fruit of the mouth of a man, he shall eat what is good, but the desire of the treacherous, wrongdoing.

Modern King James verseion

From the fruit of his mouth a man shall eat good, but the soul of the treacherous eats violence.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

A good man shall enjoy the fruit of his mouth; but he that hath a froward mind, shall be spoiled.

NET Bible

From the fruit of his speech a person eats good things, but the faithless desire the fruit of violence.

New Heart English Bible

By the fruit of his lips, a man enjoys good things; but the unfaithful crave violence.

The Emphasized Bible

Of the fruit of his mouth, shall a man eat what is good, but, the soul of the treacherous, shall be sated with violence.

Webster

A man shall eat good by the fruit of his mouth: but the soul of the transgressors shall eat violence.

Youngs Literal Translation

From the fruit of the mouth a man eateth good, And the soul of the treacherous -- violence.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
A man
אישׁ 
'iysh 
Usage: 692

אכל 
'akal 
Usage: 809

by the fruit
פּרי 
P@riy 
Usage: 119

but the soul
נפשׁ 
Nephesh 
Usage: 753

Context Readings

A Wise Son Lives Righteously

1 A wise son listens to his father's instruction, but a scoffer doesn't listen to rebuke. 2 By the fruit of his lips, a man enjoys good things; but the unfaithful crave violence. 3 He who guards his mouth guards his soul. One who opens wide his lips comes to ruin.



Cross References

Proverbs 12:14

A man shall be satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth. The work of a man's hands shall be rewarded to him.

Proverbs 1:31

Therefore they will eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own schemes.

Psalm 75:8

For in the hand of Yahweh there is a cup, full of foaming wine mixed with spices. He pours it out. Indeed the wicked of the earth drink and drink it to its very dregs.

Psalm 140:11

An evil speaker won't be established in the earth. Evil will hunt the violent man to overthrow him.

Proverbs 1:11-13

If they say, "Come with us, Let's lay in wait for blood; let's lurk secretly for the innocent without cause;

Proverbs 1:18

but these lay wait for their own blood. They lurk secretly for their own lives.

Proverbs 4:17

For they eat the bread of wickedness, and drink the wine of violence.

Proverbs 10:11

The mouth of the righteous is a spring of life, but violence covers the mouth of the wicked.

Proverbs 18:20

A man's stomach is filled with the fruit of his mouth. With the harvest of his lips he is satisfied.

Jeremiah 25:27-31

You shall tell them, Thus says Yahweh of Armies, the God of Israel: Drink, and be drunk, vomit, fall, and rise no more, because of the sword which I will send among you.

Habakkuk 2:8

Because you have plundered many nations, all the remnant of the peoples will plunder you, because of men's blood, and for the violence done to the land, to the city and to all who dwell in it.

Habakkuk 2:17

For the violence done to Lebanon will overwhelm you, and the destruction of the animals, which made them afraid; because of men's blood, and for the violence done to the land, to every city and to those who dwell in them.

Revelation 16:6

For they poured out the blood of the saints and the prophets, and you have given them blood to drink. They deserve this."

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