New American Standard Bible
The tongue of the righteous is as choice silver, The heart of the wicked is worth little.
King James Bible
The tongue of the just is as choice silver: the heart of the wicked is little worth.
Darby Bible Translation
The tongue of the righteous man is as choice silver; the heart of the wicked is little worth.
World English Bible
The tongue of the righteous is like choice silver. The heart of the wicked is of little worth.
Young's Literal Translation
The tongue of the righteous is chosen silver, The heart of the wicked -- as a little thing.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The tongue, the instrument of the mind is contrasted with the heart or mind itself, the just with the wicked, the choice silver with the worthless "little," the Hebrew word being possibly taken in its primary sense as a "filing" or "scraping" of dross or worthless metal. If the tongue is precious, how much more the mind! If the heart is worthless, how much more the speech!
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 good man brings out of his good treasure what is good; and the evil man brings out of his evil treasure what is evil.
"My fruit is better than gold, even pure gold, And my yield better than choicest silver.
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