Parallel Verses

World English Bible

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

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.

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 A man's stomach is filled with the fruit of his mouth. With the harvest of his lips he is satisfied. 21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue; those who love it will eat its fruit. 22 Whoever finds a wife finds a good thing, and obtains favor of Yahweh.



Cross References

Ephesians 4:29

Let no corrupt speech proceed out of your mouth, but such as is good for building up as the need may be, that it may give grace to those who hear.

Matthew 12:35-37

The good man out of his good treasure brings out good things, and the evil man out of his evil treasure brings out evil things.

Colossians 4:6

Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer each one.

Proverbs 10:19-21

In the multitude of words there is no lack of disobedience, but he who restrains his lips does wisely.

Proverbs 10:31

The mouth of the righteous brings forth wisdom, but the perverse tongue will be cut off.

Proverbs 11:30

The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life. He who is wise wins souls.

Proverbs 12:13

An evil man is trapped by sinfulness of lips, but the righteous shall come out of trouble.

Proverbs 13:2-3

By the fruit of his lips, a man enjoys good things; but the unfaithful crave violence.

Proverbs 18:4-7

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

Ecclesiastes 10:12-14

The words of a wise man's mouth are gracious; but a fool is swallowed by his own lips.

Titus 1:10-11

For there are also many unruly men, vain talkers and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision,

James 3:6-9

And the tongue is a fire. The world of iniquity among our members is the tongue, which defiles the whole body, and sets on fire the course of nature, and is set on fire by Gehenna.

Isaiah 57:19

I create the fruit of the lips: Peace, peace, to him who is far off and to him who is near," says Yahweh; "and I will heal them."

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? How will they hear without a preacher?

2 Corinthians 2:16

to the one a stench from death to death; to the other a sweet aroma from life to life. Who is sufficient for these things?

2 Corinthians 11:15

It is no great thing therefore if his servants also masquerade as servants of righteousness, whose end will be according to their works.

2 Peter 2:18

For, uttering great swelling words of emptiness, they entice in the lusts of the flesh, by licentiousness, those who are indeed escaping from those who live in error;

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