English Standard Version
From the fruit of his mouth a man is satisfied with good, and the work of a man’s hand comes back to him.
King James Bible
A man shall be satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth: and the recompence of a man's hands shall be rendered unto him.
American Standard Version
A man shall be satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth; And the doings of a man's hands shall be rendered unto him.
By the fruit of his own mouth shall a man be filled with good things, and according to the works of his hands it shall be repaid him.
English Revised Version
A man shall be satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth: and the doings of a man's hands shall be rendered unto him.
Webster's Bible Translation
A man shall be satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth: and the recompense of a man's hands shall be rendered to him.
Proverbs 12:14 Parallel
CommentaryKeil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament
8 According to the measure of his intelligence is a man praised,
And whoever is of a perverse mind is despised.
Everywhere in the Mishle שׂכל has no other meaning than intellectus. The praise which is given to a man measures itself לפי שׂכלו (punctuate לפי־שׂכלו, according to Torath Emeth, p. 41, Accentssystem, xx. 1), i.e., according to the measure (so לפי is used in the oldest form of the language) of his intelligence, or as we may also say, of his culture; for in these proverbs, which make the fear of God the highest principle, שׂכל means also understanding of moral excellence, not merely the intellectual superiority of natural gifts. הלּל is here a relative conception of manifold gradations, but it does not mean renown in general, but good renown. Parallel with שׂכלו, לב refers to the understanding (νοῦς); the rendering of Lwenstein, "who is of false heart," is defective. נעוה (synon. of נפתּל and עקּשׁ, but nowhere else interchanging with it) means here a vero et recto detortus et aversus (Fl.). Such a man who has not a good understanding, nor any certain rule of judgment, falls under contempt (Graec. Venet. τῷ ὀντωτῇ εἰς μυσαγμόν, after the false reading of יהוה instead of יהיה), i.e., he defames himself by his crooked judgment of men, of things and their relations, and is on this account in no position rightly to make use of them.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
For according to the work of a man he will repay him, and according to his ways he will make it befall him.
therefore they shall eat the fruit of their way, and have their fill of their own devices.
From the fruit of his mouth a man eats what is good, but the desire of the treacherous is for violence.
The backslider in heart will be filled with the fruit of his ways, and a good man will be filled with the fruit of his ways.
To make an apt answer is a joy to a man, and a word in season, how good it is!
From the fruit of a man's mouth his stomach is satisfied; he is satisfied by the yield of his lips.
Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the LORD, and he will repay him for his deed.
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