Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit.

King James Version

Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.

Holman Bible

Life and death are in the power of the tongue,
and those who love it will eat its fruit.

International Standard Version

The power of the tongue is life and death those who love to talk will eat what it produces.

A Conservative Version

Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it shall eat the fruit of it.

American Standard Version

Death and life are in the power of the tongue; And they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.

Amplified

Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and they who indulge in it shall eat the fruit of it [for death or life].

Bible in Basic English

Death and life are in the power of the tongue; and those to whom it is dear will have its fruit for their food.

Darby Translation

Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those that love it shall eat its fruit.

Julia Smith Translation

Death and life in the hand of the tongue: and they loving it shall eat its fruit

King James 2000

Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Death and life [are] in the {power} of the tongue, and those who love her will eat of her fruit.

Modern King James verseion

Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it shall eat the fruit of it.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Death and life stand in the power of the tongue; he that loveth it, shall enjoy the fruit thereof.

NET Bible

Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love its use will eat its fruit.

New Heart English Bible

Death and life are in the power of the tongue; those who love it will eat its fruit.

The Emphasized Bible

Death and life, are in the power of the tongue, and, its friends, shall eat its fruits.

Webster

Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit of it.

World English Bible

Death and life are in the power of the tongue; those who love it will eat its fruit.

Youngs Literal Translation

Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those loving it eat its fruit.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
מות 
Maveth 
Usage: 156

and life
חי 
Chay 
Usage: 502

are in the power
יד 
Yad 
Usage: 1612

of the tongue
לשׁנה לשׁן לשׁון 
Lashown 
Usage: 116

and they that love
אהב אהב 
'ahab 
Usage: 212

it shall eat
אכל 
'akal 
Usage: 809

the fruit
פּרי 
P@riy 
Usage: 119

Verse Info

Context Readings

How To Avoid Fools And Foolishness

20 With the fruit of a man's mouth his stomach will be satisfied; He will be satisfied with the product of his lips. 21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit. 22 He who finds a wife finds a good thing And obtains favor from the LORD.



Cross References

Ephesians 4:29

Let no unwholesome word proceed from your mouth, but only such a word as is good for edification according to the need of the moment, so that it will give grace to those who hear.

Matthew 12:35-37

"The good man brings out of his good treasure what is good; and the evil man brings out of his evil treasure what is evil.

Colossians 4:6

Let your speech always be with grace, as though seasoned with salt, so that you will know how you should respond to each person.

Proverbs 10:19-21

When there are many words, transgression is unavoidable, But he who restrains his lips is wise.

Proverbs 10:31

The mouth of the righteous flows with wisdom, But the perverted tongue will be cut out.

Proverbs 11:30

The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, And he who is wise wins souls.

Proverbs 12:13

An evil man is ensnared by the transgression of his lips, But the righteous will escape from trouble.

Proverbs 13:2-3

From the fruit of a man's mouth he enjoys good, But the desire of the treacherous is violence.

Proverbs 18:4-7

The words of a man's mouth are deep waters; The fountain of wisdom is a bubbling brook.

Ecclesiastes 10:12-14

Words from the mouth of a wise man are gracious, while the lips of a fool consume him;

Titus 1:10-11

For there are many rebellious men, empty talkers and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision,

James 3:6-9

And the tongue is a fire, the very world of iniquity; the tongue is set among our members as that which defiles the entire body, and sets on fire the course of our life, and is set on fire by hell.

Isaiah 57:19

Creating the praise of the lips Peace, peace to him who is far and to him who is near," Says the LORD, "and I will heal him."

Romans 10:14-15

How then will they call on Him in whom they have not believed? How will they believe in Him whom they have not heard? And how will they hear without a preacher?

2 Corinthians 2:16

to the one an aroma from death to death, to the other an aroma from life to life And who is adequate for these things?

2 Corinthians 11:15

Therefore it is not surprising if his servants also disguise themselves as servants of righteousness, whose end will be according to their deeds.

2 Peter 2:18

For speaking out arrogant words of vanity they entice by fleshly desires, by sensuality, those who barely escape from the ones who live in error,

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