Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

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

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.

Darby Translation

Gentleness of tongue is a tree of life; but crookedness therein is a breaking 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 the LORD are in every place, observing both the evil and the good. 4 A gentle statement is a tree of life, but perverted speech shatters the spirit. 5 A fool rejects his father's instructions, but anyone who respects reproof acts sensibly.



Cross References

Proverbs 3:18

She is a tree of life for those who embrace her, and whoever clutches her tightly will be joyful.

Proverbs 12:18

Some speak rashly like the cutting of a sword, but what the wise say promotes healing.

Genesis 3:22-24

Later, the LORD God said, "Look! The man has become like one of us in knowing good and evil. Now, so he won't reach out, also take from the tree of life, eat, and then live forever "

Psalm 52:2-4

Your tongue, like a sharp razor, devises wicked things and crafts treachery.

Psalm 109:22

Indeed, I am poor and needy, and my heart is wounded within me.

Proverbs 16:24

Pleasant words are honey from a honeycomb sweet to the soul and healing for the body.

Proverbs 18:8

The words of a gossip are like choice morsels as they descend to the innermost parts of the body.

Proverbs 18:14

A man's spirit can sustain him during his illness, but who can bear a crushed spirit?

Proverbs 26:22

The words of a gossip are like delicate morsels; they sink down deep within.

Malachi 4:2

But the Sun of Righteousness will arise with healing in its light for those who fear my name. You will go out and leap like calves released from their stalls

1 Timothy 6:3

If anyone teaches false doctrine and refuses to agree with the sound words of our Lord Jesus, the Messiah, and godly teaching,

Revelation 2:7

"Let everyone listen to what the Spirit says to the churches. To everyone who conquers I will give the privilege of eating from the tree of life that is in God's paradise.'"

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