Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

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

King James Version

The words of a man's mouth are as deep waters, and the wellspring of wisdom as a flowing brook.

Holman Bible

The words of a man's mouth are deep waters, a flowing river, a fountain of wisdom.

International Standard Version

The words a man says are as deep waters a fountain of wisdom is an overflowing stream.

A Conservative Version

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

American Standard Version

The words of a man's mouth are as deep waters; The wellspring of wisdom is as a flowing brook.

Amplified

The words of a [discreet and wise] man's mouth are like deep waters [plenteous and difficult to fathom], and the fountain of skillful and godly Wisdom is like a gushing stream [sparkling, fresh, pure, and life-giving].

Bible in Basic English

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

Darby Translation

The words of a man's mouth are deep waters, and the fountain of wisdom is a gushing brook.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

The words of a man's mouth are as deep waters, and the wellspring of wisdom as a flowing brook.

Julia Smith Translation

Deep waters are the words of man's mouth, the fountain of wisdom a gushing stream.

King James 2000

The words of a man's mouth are like deep waters, and the wellspring of wisdom like a flowing brook.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Deep waters [are] words of the mouth of a man; a gushing stream [is] a fountain of wisdom.

Modern King James verseion

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

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

The words of a man's mouth are like deep waters; and the well of wisdom is like a full stream.

NET Bible

The words of a person's mouth are like deep waters, and the fountain of wisdom is like a flowing brook.

New Heart English Bible

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

The Emphasized Bible

Deep waters, are the words of a man's mouth, - a bubbling brook, the well-spring of wisdom.

Webster

The words of a man's mouth are as deep waters, and the well-spring of wisdom as a flowing brook.

World English Bible

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

Youngs Literal Translation

Deep waters are the words of a man's mouth, The fountain of wisdom is a flowing brook.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1438

of a man's
אישׁ 
'iysh 
man , men , one , husband , any ,
Usage: 692

פּה 
Peh 
Usage: 497

are as deep
עמק 
`amoq 
Usage: 17

מים 
Mayim 
Usage: 581

and the wellspring
מקר מקור 
Maqowr 
Usage: 18

of wisdom
חכמה 
Chokmah 
Usage: 149

as a flowing
נבע 
Naba` 
Usage: 11

Devotionals

Devotionals containing Proverbs 18:4

Context Readings

How Fools Live

3 When a wicked man comes, contempt also comes, And with dishonor comes scorn. 4 The words of a man's mouth are deep waters; The fountain of wisdom is a bubbling brook. 5 To show partiality to the wicked is not good, Nor to thrust aside the righteous in judgment.



Cross References

Proverbs 20:5

A plan in the heart of a man is like deep water, But a man of understanding draws it out.

Psalm 78:2

I will open my mouth in a parable; I will utter dark sayings of old,

Proverbs 10:11

The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life, But the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.

Proverbs 13:14

The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life, To turn aside from the snares of death.

Proverbs 16:22

Understanding is a fountain of life to one who has it, But the discipline of fools is folly.

Matthew 12:34

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

John 4:14

but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him shall never thirst; but the water that I will give him will become in him a well of water springing up to eternal life."

John 7:38-39

"He who believes in Me, as the Scripture said, 'From his innermost being will flow rivers of living water.'"

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.

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.



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