Parallel Verses

Amplified

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

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.

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 deals wisely and heeds [God's] word and counsel shall find good, and whoever leans on, trusts in, and is confident in the Lord -- "happy, blessed, and fortunate is he. 21 The wise in heart are called prudent, understanding, and knowing, and winsome speech increases learning [in both speaker and listener]. 22 Understanding is a wellspring of life to those who have it, but to give instruction to fools is folly.



Cross References

Proverbs 16:23-24

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

1 Kings 3:12

Behold, I have done as you asked. I have given you a wise, discerning mind, so that no one before you was your equal, nor shall any arise after you equal to you.

Psalm 45:2

You are fairer than the children of men; graciousness is poured upon Your lips; therefore God has blessed You forever.

Proverbs 10:8

The wise in heart will accept and obey commandments, but the foolish of lips will fall headlong.

Proverbs 15:7

The lips of the wise disperse knowledge [sifting it as chaff from the grain]; not so the minds and hearts of the self-confident and foolish.

Proverbs 23:15

My son, if your heart is wise, my heart will be glad, even mine;

Proverbs 27:9

Oil and perfume rejoice the heart; so does the sweetness of a friend's counsel that comes from the heart.

Ecclesiastes 12:10

The Preacher sought acceptable words, even to write down rightly words of truth or correct sentiment.

Isaiah 50:4

[The Servant of God says] The Lord God has given Me the tongue of a disciple and of one who is taught, that I should know how to speak a word in season to him who is weary. He wakens Me morning by morning, He wakens My ear to hear as a disciple [as one who is taught].

Luke 4:22

And all spoke well of Him and marveled at the words of grace that came forth from His mouth; and they said, Is not this Joseph's Son?

John 7:46

The attendants replied, Never has a man talked as this Man talks! [No mere man has ever spoken as He speaks!]

Romans 16:19

For while your loyalty and obedience is known to all, so that I rejoice over you, I would have you well versed and wise as to what is good and innocent and guileless as to what is evil.

James 3:17

But the wisdom from above is first of all pure (undefiled); then it is peace-loving, courteous (considerate, gentle). [It is willing to] yield to reason, full of compassion and good fruits; it is wholehearted and straightforward, impartial and unfeigned (free from doubts, wavering, and insincerity).

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