Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

Gentleness of tongue is a tree of life; but crookedness therein is a breaking of the spirit.

New American Standard Bible

A soothing tongue is a tree of life, But perversion in it crushes the spirit.

King James Version

A wholesome tongue is a tree of life: but perverseness therein is a breach in the spirit.

Holman Bible

The tongue that heals is a tree of life,
but a devious tongue breaks the spirit.

International Standard Version

A gentle statement is a tree of life, but perverted speech shatters the spirit.

A Conservative Version

A gentle tongue is a tree of life, but perverseness in it is a breaking of the spirit.

American Standard Version

A gentle tongue is a tree of life; But perverseness therein is a breaking of the spirit.

Amplified

A gentle tongue [with its healing power] is a tree of life, but willful contrariness in it breaks down the spirit.

Bible in Basic English

A comforting tongue is a tree of life, but a twisted tongue is a crushing of the spirit.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

The wholesome tongue is a tree of life, but perverseness therein is a breach in the spirit.

Julia Smith Translation

The healing of the tongue the tree of life: and perverseness in it a breaking in the spirit

King James 2000

A wholesome tongue is a tree of life: but perverseness therein is a breach in the spirit.

Lexham Expanded Bible

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

Modern King James verseion

A wholesome tongue is a tree of life, but crookedness in it is a break in the spirit.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

A wholesome tongue is a tree of life; but he that abuseth it, hath a broken mind.

NET Bible

Speech that heals is like a life-giving tree, but a perverse tongue breaks the spirit.

New Heart English Bible

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

The Emphasized Bible

Gentleness of the tongue, is a tree of life, but, crookedness therein, a grievous wound in the spirit.

Webster

A wholesome tongue is a tree of life: but perverseness in it is a breach in the spirit.

World English Bible

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

Youngs Literal Translation

A healed tongue is a tree of life, And perverseness in it -- a breach in the spirit.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
מרפּא 
Marpe' 
Usage: 16

לשׁנה לשׁן לשׁון 
Lashown 
Usage: 116

is a tree
עץ 
`ets 
Usage: 329

of life
חי 
Chay 
Usage: 502

סלף 
Celeph 
Usage: 2

שׁבר שׁבר 
Sheber 
Usage: 44

Context Readings

Proverbs Of Solomon

3 The eyes of Jehovah are in every place, beholding the evil and the good. 4 Gentleness of tongue is a tree of life; but crookedness therein is a breaking of the spirit. 5 A fool despiseth his father's instruction; but he that regardeth reproof becometh prudent.



Cross References

Proverbs 3:18

She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her; and happy is he that retaineth her.

Proverbs 12:18

There is that babbleth like the piercings of a sword; but the tongue of the wise is health.

Genesis 3:22-24

And Jehovah Elohim said, Behold, Man is become as one of us, to know good and evil. And now, lest he stretch out his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever ...!

Psalm 52:2-4

Thy tongue deviseth mischievous things, like a sharp razor, practising deceit.

Psalm 109:22

For I am afflicted and needy, and my heart is wounded within me.

Proverbs 16:24

Pleasant words are as a honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health for the bones.

Proverbs 18:8

The words of a talebearer are as dainty morsels, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.

Proverbs 18:14

The spirit of a man sustaineth his infirmity; but a broken spirit who can bear?

Proverbs 26:22

The words of a talebearer are as dainty morsels, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.

Malachi 4:2

And unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth and leap like fatted calves.

1 Timothy 6:3

If any one teach differently, and do not accede to sound words, those of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the teaching which is according to piety,

Revelation 2:7

He that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the assemblies. To him that overcomes, I will give to him to eat of the tree of life which is in the paradise of God.

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