Parallel Verses

World English Bible

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

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.

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 is greedy for gain troubles his own house, but he who hates bribes will live. 28 The heart of the righteous weighs answers, but the mouth of the wicked gushes out evil. 29 Yahweh is far from the wicked, but he hears the prayer of the righteous.



Cross References

1 Peter 3:15

But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts; and always be ready to give an answer to everyone who asks you a reason concerning the hope that is in you, with humility and fear:

Proverbs 15:2

The tongue of the wise commends knowledge, but the mouth of fools gush out folly.

1 Kings 3:23-28

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

Proverbs 10:19

In the multitude of words there is no lack of disobedience, but he who restrains his lips does wisely.

Proverbs 13:16

Every prudent man acts from knowledge, but a fool exposes folly.

Proverbs 16:23

The heart of the wise instructs his mouth, and adds learning to his lips.

Proverbs 29:11

A fool vents all of his anger, but a wise man brings himself under control.

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

Don't be rash with your mouth, and don't let your heart be hasty to utter anything before God; for God is in heaven, and you on earth. Therefore let your words be few.

Ecclesiastes 5:6

Don't allow your mouth to lead you into sin. Don't protest before the messenger that this was a mistake. Why should God be angry at your voice, and destroy the work of your hands?

Ecclesiastes 10:12-14

The words of a wise man's mouth are gracious; but a fool is swallowed by his own lips.

Matthew 12:34

You offspring of vipers, how can you, being evil, speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks.

Titus 1:10-11

For there are also many unruly men, vain talkers and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision,

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.

2 Peter 2:18

For, uttering great swelling words of emptiness, they entice in the lusts of the flesh, by licentiousness, those who are indeed escaping from those who live in error;

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