New American Standard Bible
The mouth of the righteous flows with wisdom, But the perverted tongue will be cut out.
King James Bible
The mouth of the just bringeth forth wisdom: but the froward tongue shall be cut out.
Darby Bible Translation
The mouth of a righteous man putteth forth wisdom; but the froward tongue shall be cut out.
World English Bible
The mouth of the righteous brings forth wisdom, but the perverse tongue will be cut off.
Young's Literal Translation
The mouth of the righteous uttereth wisdom, And the tongue of frowardness is cut out.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Bringeth forth ... - As a tree full of life and sap brings forth its fruit. So the "froward tongue" is like a tree that brings forth evil and not good fruit; it "shall be cut down." The abuse of God's gift of speech will lead ultimately to its forfeiture. There shall, at last, be the silence of shame and confusion.
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. "
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The mouth of the righteous utters wisdom, And his tongue speaks justice.
On the lips of the discerning, wisdom is found, But a rod is for the back of him who lacks understanding.
He who has a crooked mind finds no good, And he who is perverted in his language falls into evil.
She opens her mouth in wisdom, And the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.
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