Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

The heart of the righteous ponders how to answer, But the mouth of the wicked pours out evil things.

King James Version

The heart of the righteous studieth to answer: but the mouth of the wicked poureth out evil things.

Holman Bible

The mind of the righteous person thinks before answering,
but the mouth of the wicked blurts out evil things.

International Standard Version

The mind of the righteous thinks before speaking, but the wicked person spews out evil.

A Conservative Version

The heart of a righteous man meditates to answer, but the mouth of the wicked pours out evil things.

American Standard Version

The heart of the righteous studieth to answer; But the mouth of the wicked poureth out evil things.

Amplified

The mind of the [uncompromisingly] righteous studies how to answer, but the mouth of the wicked pours out evil things.

Bible in Basic English

The heart of the upright gives thought to his answer; but from the mouth of the evil-doer comes a stream of evil things.

Darby Translation

The heart of a righteous man studieth to answer; but the mouth of the wicked poureth out evil things.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

The heart of the righteous studies to answer, but the mouth of the wicked pours out evil things.

Julia Smith Translation

The heart of the just one shall meditate to answer: and the mouth of the unjust shall gush out evil.

King James 2000

The heart of the righteous studies to answer: but the mouth of the wicked pours out evil things.

Lexham Expanded Bible

A heart of righteousness will ponder the answer, but a mouth of wickedness will pour out deceit.

Modern King James verseion

The heart of the righteous studies to answer, but the mouth of the wicked pours out evil things.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

A righteous man museth in his mind how to do good; but the mind of the ungodly imagineth how he may do harm.

NET Bible

The heart of the righteous considers how to answer, but the mouth of the wicked pours out evil things.

New Heart English Bible

The heart of the righteous weighs answers, but the mouth of the wicked gushes out evil.

The Emphasized Bible

The heart of the righteous, studieth to answer, but, the mouth of the lawless, belcheth out mischiefs.

Webster

The heart of the righteous studieth to answer: but the mouth of the wicked poureth out evil things.

World English Bible

The heart of the righteous weighs answers, but the mouth of the wicked gushes out evil.

Youngs Literal Translation

The heart of the righteous meditateth to answer, And the mouth of the wicked uttereth evil things.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
of the righteous
צדּיק 
Tsaddiyq 
Usage: 206

הגה 
Hagah 
Usage: 25

to answer
ענה 
`anah 
Usage: 329

but the mouth
פּה 
Peh 
Usage: 497

of the wicked
רשׁע 
Rasha` 
Usage: 263

נבע 
Naba` 
Usage: 11

Context Readings

A Wise Son Brings Blessings To Others

27 He who profits illicitly troubles his own house, But he who hates bribes will live. 28 The heart of the righteous ponders how to answer, But the mouth of the wicked pours out evil things. 29 The LORD is far from the wicked, But He hears the prayer of the righteous.



Cross References

1 Peter 3:15

but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence;

Proverbs 15:2

The tongue of the wise makes knowledge acceptable, But the mouth of fools spouts folly.

1 Kings 3:23-28

Then the king said, "The one says, 'This is my son who is living, and your son is the dead one'; and the other says, 'No! For your son is the dead one, and my son is the living one.'"

Proverbs 10:19

When there are many words, transgression is unavoidable, But he who restrains his lips is wise.

Proverbs 13:16

Every prudent man acts with knowledge, But a fool displays folly.

Proverbs 16:23

The heart of the wise instructs his mouth And adds persuasiveness to his lips.

Proverbs 29:11

A fool always loses his temper, But a wise man holds it back.

Proverbs 29:20

Do you see a man who is hasty in his words? There is more hope for a fool than for him.

Ecclesiastes 5:2

Do not be hasty in word or impulsive in thought to bring up a matter in the presence of God For God is in heaven and you are on the earth; therefore let your words be few.

Ecclesiastes 5:6

Do not let your speech cause you to sin and do not say in the presence of the messenger of God that it was a mistake. Why should God be angry on account of your voice and destroy the work of your hands?

Ecclesiastes 10:12-14

Words from the mouth of a wise man are gracious, while the lips of a fool consume him;

Matthew 12:34

"You brood of vipers, how can you, being evil, speak what is good? For the mouth speaks out of that which fills the heart.

Titus 1:10-11

For there are many rebellious men, empty talkers and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision,

James 3:6-8

And the tongue is a fire, the very world of iniquity; the tongue is set among our members as that which defiles the entire body, and sets on fire the course of our life, and is set on fire by hell.

2 Peter 2:18

For speaking out arrogant words of vanity they entice by fleshly desires, by sensuality, those who barely escape from the ones who live in error,

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