New American Standard Bible
The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life, But the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.
King James Bible
The mouth of a righteous man is a well of life: but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked.
Darby Bible Translation
The mouth of a righteous man is a fountain of life; but the mouth of the wicked covereth violence.
World English Bible
The mouth of the righteous is a spring of life, but violence covers the mouth of the wicked.
Young's Literal Translation
A fountain of life is the mouth of the righteous, And the mouth of the wicked cover doth violence.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Compare Proverbs 10:6. Streams of living water (like the "fountain of living waters" of Jeremiah 2:13; Jeremiah 17:13, and the "living water" of John 4:10), flow from the mouth of the righteous, but that of the wicked is "covered," i. e., stopped and put to silence by their own violence.
LibraryThe Folly of Slander. Part 2.
"He that uttereth slander is a fool."--Prov. x. 18. I have formerly in this place, discoursing upon this text, explained the nature of the sin here condemned, with its several kinds and ways of practising. II. I shall now proceed to declare the folly of it; and to make good by divers reasons the assertion of the wise man, that "He who uttereth slander is a fool." 1. Slandering is foolish, as sinful and wicked. All sin is foolish upon many accounts; as proceeding from ignorance, error, inconsiderateness, …
Isaac Barrow—Sermons on Evil-Speaking, by Isaac Barrow
Lii. Trust in God.
"But Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God, and his Righteousness, and all These Things Shall be Added unto You. "
Pride of Prosperity
The mouth of the righteous utters wisdom, And his tongue speaks justice.
Blessings are on the head of the righteous, But the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.
The lips of the righteous feed many, But fools die for lack of understanding.
The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life, To turn aside from the snares of death.
The words of a man's mouth are deep waters; The fountain of wisdom is a bubbling brook.
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