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A good person's words are like pure silver; a wicked person's ideas are worthless.
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The lips of the just teach many: but they that are ignorant, shall die in the want of understanding.
Proverbs 12:18 There is that promiseth, and is pricked as it were with a sword of conscience: but the tongue of the wise is health.
Proverbs 15:4 A peaceable tongue is a tree of life: but that which is immoderate, shall crush the spirit.
Proverbs 16:13 Just lips are the delight of kings: he that speaketh right things shall be loved.
Proverbs 25:11,12 To speak a word in due time, is like apples of gold on beds of silver. . . .
Matthew 12:35 A good man out of a good treasure bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of an evil treasure bringeth forth evil things.
Proverbs 23:7 Because, like a soothsayer, and diviner, he thinketh that which he knoweth not. Eat and drink, will he say to thee: and his mind is not with thee.
Genesis 6:5 And God seeing that the wickedness of men was great on the earth, and that all the thought of their heart was bent upon evil at all times,
Genesis 8:21 And the Lord smelled a sweet savour, and said: I will no more curse the earth for the sake of man: for the imagination and thought of man's heart are prone to evil from his youth: therefore I will no more destroy every living soul as I have done.
Jeremiah 17:9 The heart is perverse above all things, and unsearchable, who can know it?
Matthew 12:34 O generation of vipers, how can you speak good things, whereas you are evil? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.
ContextSolomon's Proverbs: The Wise Son
…19The tongue of the just is as choice silver: but the heart of the wicked is nothing worth. 20The lips of the just teach many: but they that are ignorant, shall die in the want of understanding.21The blessing of the Lord maketh men rich: neither shall affliction be joined to them.…
Additional TranslationsThe tongue of the righteous is choice silver, but the heart of the wicked has little worth.The tongue of the just is as choice silver: the heart of the wicked is little worth.
The tongue of the righteous is as choice silver: The heart of the wicked is little worth.
The tongue of the just is tried silver; but the heart of the ungodly shall fail.
The tongue of the righteous [man] is [as] choice silver; the heart of the wicked is little worth.
The tongue of the righteous is as choice silver: the heart of the wicked is little worth.
The tongue of the just is as choice silver: the heart of the wicked is little worth.
The tongue of the righteous is like choice silver. The heart of the wicked is of little worth.
The tongue of the righteous is chosen silver, The heart of the wicked -- as a little thing.
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