Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

The wise in heart will be called understanding, And sweetness of speech increases persuasiveness.

King James Version

The wise in heart shall be called prudent: and the sweetness of the lips increaseth learning.

Holman Bible

Anyone with a wise heart is called discerning, and pleasant speech increases learning.

International Standard Version

The wise-hearted person is told to be discerning, and that pleasant speech promotes instruction.

A Conservative Version

The wise in heart shall be called prudent, and the sweetness of the lips increases learning.

American Standard Version

The wise in heart shall be called prudent; And the sweetness of the lips increaseth learning.

Amplified

The wise in heart are called prudent, understanding, and knowing, and winsome speech increases learning [in both speaker and listener].

Bible in Basic English

The wise-hearted will be named men of good sense: and by pleasing words learning is increased.

Darby Translation

The wise in heart is called intelligent, and the sweetness of the lips increaseth learning.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

The wise in heart is called a man of understanding; and the sweetness of the lips shall increase doctrine.

Julia Smith Translation

He understanding shall call to the wise of heart: and sweetness of lips shall add knowledge

King James 2000

The wise in heart shall be called prudent: and the sweetness of the lips increases learning.

Lexham Expanded Bible

The wise of heart is called perceptive, but he who is pleasant of lips will increase persuasiveness.

Modern King James verseion

The wise in heart shall be called prudent, and the sweetness of the lips increases learning.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Whoso hath a wise understanding is called to counsel; but he that can speak fair, getteth more riches.

NET Bible

The one who is wise in heart is called discerning, and kind speech increases persuasiveness.

New Heart English Bible

The wise in heart shall be called prudent. Pleasantness of the lips promotes instruction.

The Emphasized Bible

The wise in heart, shall be called intelligent, and, sweetness of lips, increaseth persuasiveness.

Webster

The wise in heart shall be called prudent: and the sweetness of the lips increaseth learning.

World English Bible

The wise in heart shall be called prudent. Pleasantness of the lips promotes instruction.

Youngs Literal Translation

To the wise in heart is called, 'Intelligent,' And sweetness of lips increaseth learning.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
חכם 
Chakam 
Usage: 137

קרא 
Qara' 
Usage: 736

and the sweetness
מתק 
metheq 
Usage: 2

of the lips
שׂפת שׂפה 
Saphah 
Usage: 176

יסף 
Yacaph 
Usage: 208

Context Readings

Proverbs Of Solomon

20 He who gives attention to the word will find good, And blessed is he who trusts in the LORD. 21 The wise in heart will be called understanding, And sweetness of speech increases persuasiveness. 22 Understanding is a fountain of life to one who has it, But the discipline of fools is folly.



Cross References

Proverbs 16:23-24

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

1 Kings 3:12

behold, I have done according to your words Behold, I have given you a wise and discerning heart, so that there has been no one like you before you, nor shall one like you arise after you.

Psalm 45:2

You are fairer than the sons of men; Grace is poured upon Your lips; Therefore God has blessed You forever.

Proverbs 10:8

The wise of heart will receive commands, But a babbling fool will be ruined.

Proverbs 15:7

The lips of the wise spread knowledge, But the hearts of fools are not so.

Proverbs 23:15

My son, if your heart is wise, My own heart also will be glad;

Proverbs 27:9

Oil and perfume make the heart glad, So a man's counsel is sweet to his friend.

Ecclesiastes 12:10

The Preacher sought to find delightful words and to write words of truth correctly.

Isaiah 50:4

The Lord GOD has given Me the tongue of disciples, That I may know how to sustain the weary one with a word He awakens Me morning by morning, He awakens My ear to listen as a disciple.

Luke 4:22

And all were speaking well of Him, and wondering at the gracious words which were falling from His lips; and they were saying, "Is this not Joseph's son?"

John 7:46

The officers answered, "Never has a man spoken the way this man speaks."

Romans 16:19

For the report of your obedience has reached to all; therefore I am rejoicing over you, but I want you to be wise in what is good and innocent in what is evil.

James 3:17

But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, reasonable, full of mercy and good fruits, unwavering, without hypocrisy.

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