Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

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

King James Version

The heart of the wise teacheth his mouth, and addeth learning to his lips.

Holman Bible

A wise heart instructs its mouth and increases learning with its speech.

International Standard Version

A wise person's thoughts control his words, and his speech promotes instruction.

A Conservative Version

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

American Standard Version

The heart of the wise instructeth his mouth, And addeth learning to his lips.

Amplified

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

Bible in Basic English

The heart of the wise man is the teacher of his mouth, and gives increased learning to his lips.

Darby Translation

The heart of the wise maketh his mouth intelligent, and upon his lips increaseth learning.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

The heart of the wise causes his mouth to be prudent, and with his lips he shall increase doctrine.

Julia Smith Translation

The heart of the wise shall attend to his mouth, and he shall add knowledge to his lips.

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

The heart of the wise will make his mouth judicious, and upon his lips, it will add persuasiveness.

Modern King James verseion

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

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

A wise heart ordereth his mouth wisely; and amendeth the doctrine in his lips.

NET Bible

A wise person's heart makes his speech wise and it adds persuasiveness to his words.

New Heart English Bible

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

The Emphasized Bible

The heart of the wise, giveth discretion to his mouth, and, upon his lips, increaseth persuasiveness.

Webster

The heart of the wise teacheth his mouth, and addeth learning to his lips.

World English Bible

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

Youngs Literal Translation

The heart of the wise causeth his mouth to act wisely, And by his lips he increaseth learning,

Interlinear

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

and addeth
יסף 
Yacaph 
Usage: 208

לקח 
Leqach 
Usage: 9

References

American

Context Readings

Proverbs Of Solomon

22 Understanding is a fountain of life to one who has it, But the discipline of fools is folly. 23 The heart of the wise instructs his mouth And adds persuasiveness to his lips. 24 Pleasant words are a honeycomb, Sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.



Cross References

Proverbs 15:28

The heart of the righteous ponders how to answer, But the mouth of the wicked pours out evil things.

Psalm 37:30-31

The mouth of the righteous utters wisdom, And his tongue speaks justice.

Psalm 45:1

My heart overflows with a good theme; I address my verses to the King; My tongue is the pen of a ready writer.

Proverbs 22:17-18

Incline your ear and hear the words of the wise, And apply your mind to my knowledge;

Matthew 12:34-35

"You brood of vipers, how can you, being evil, speak what is good? For the mouth speaks out of that which fills the heart.

Colossians 3:16

Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God.

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