Proverbs 16:21
Good News Translation
A wise, mature person is known for his understanding. The more pleasant his words, the more persuasive he is.

Contemporary English Version
Good judgment proves that you are wise, and if you speak kindly, you can teach others.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The wise in heart shall be called prudent: and he that is sweet in words, shall attain to greater things.

New American Bible
The wise of heart is esteemed for discernment, and pleasing speech gains a reputation for learning.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

The wise in heart shall be called prudent: and he that is sweet in words, shall attain to greater things.

wise

Proverbs 16:23 The heart of the wise shall instruct his mouth: and shall add grace to his lips.

Proverbs 10:8 He that walketh sincerely, walketh confidently: but he that perverteth his ways, shall be manifest.

Proverbs 23:15 My son, if thy mind be wise, my heart shall rejoice with thee:

1 Kings 3:12 Behold I have done for thee according to thy words, and have given thee a wise and understanding heart, in so much that there hath been no one like thee before thee, nor shall arise after thee.

Romans 16:19 For your obedience is published in every place. I rejoice therefore in you. But I would have you to be wise in good and simple in evil.

James 3:17 But the wisdom that is from above, first indeed is chaste, then peaceable, modest, easy to be persuaded, consenting to the good, full of mercy and good fruits, without judging, without dissimulation.

the sweetness

Proverbs 16:24 Well ordered words are as a honeycomb: sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.

Proverbs 15:7 The lips of the wise shall disperse knowledge: the heart of fools shall be unlike.

Proverbs 27:9 Ointment and perfumes rejoice the heart: and the good counsels of a friend are sweet to the soul.

Psalm 45:2 Thou art beautiful above the sons of men: grace is poured abroad in thy lips; therefore hath God blessed thee for ever.

Ecclesiastes 12:10 He sought profitable words, and wrote words most right, and full of truth.

Isaiah 50:4 The Lord hath given me a learned tongue, that I should know how to uphold by word him that is weary: he wakeneth in the morning, in the morning he wakeneth my ear, that I may hear him as a master.

Luke 4:22 And all gave testimony to him. And they wondered at the words of grace that proceeded from his mouth. And they said: Is not this the son of Joseph?

John 7:46 The ministers answered: Never did man speak like this man.

Context
The Reply of the Tongue is from the LORD
20The learned in word shall find good things: and he that trusteth in the Lord is blessed. 21The wise in heart shall be called prudent: and he that is sweet in words, shall attain to greater things.22Knowledge is a fountain of life to him that possesseth it: the instruction of fools is foolishness.…
Cross References
Matthew 11:25
At that time Jesus answered and said: I confess to thee, O Father, Lord of Heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them to little ones.

Proverbs 16:22
Knowledge is a fountain of life to him that possesseth it: the instruction of fools is foolishness.

Proverbs 16:23
The heart of the wise shall instruct his mouth: and shall add grace to his lips.

Hosea 14:9
Who is wise, and he shall understand these things? prudent, and he shall know these things? for the ways of the Lord are right, and the just shall walk in them: but the transgressors shall fall in them.

Additional Translations
The wise in heart will be called discerning, and pleasant speech increases learning.The wise in heart shall be called prudent: and the sweetness of the lips increases learning.

The wise in heart shall be called prudent; And the sweetness of the lips increaseth learning.

Men call the wise and understanding evil: but they that are pleasing in speech shall hear more.

The wise in heart is called intelligent, and the sweetness of the lips increaseth learning.

The wise in heart shall be called prudent: and the sweetness of the lips increaseth learning.

The wise in heart shall be called prudent: and the sweetness of the lips increaseth learning.

The wise in heart shall be called prudent. Pleasantness of the lips promotes instruction.

To the wise in heart is called, 'Intelligent,' And sweetness of lips increaseth learning.
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