Proverbs 13:2
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New American Standard Bible
From the fruit of a man's mouth he enjoys good, But the desire of the treacherous is violence.

King James Bible
A man shall eat good by the fruit of his mouth: but the soul of the transgressors shall eat violence.

Darby Bible Translation
A man shall eat good by the fruit of his mouth; but the soul of the treacherous, violence.

World English Bible
By the fruit of his lips, a man enjoys good things; but the unfaithful crave violence.

Young's Literal Translation
From the fruit of the mouth a man eateth good, And the soul of the treacherous -- violence.

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

The fruit of his mouth - Speech rightly used is itself good, and must therefore bring good fruit.

Eat violence - i. e., Bring upon itself repayment in kind for its deeds of evil.

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Practical Methods of Studying the Old Testament
[Sidenote: The various methods of approach] The Old Testament may be studied as literature, as history, as the record of an important stage in the evolution of religion, as the revelation of God to the race, or as a practical aid to the individual in living the true life. Each angle of approach calls for different methods and yields its correspondingly rich results. Studied in accordance with the canons of modern literary investigation, a literature is disclosed of surpassing variety, beauty, and
Charles Foster Kent—The Origin & Permanent Value of the Old Testament

"And this is his Commandment," &C.
1 John iii. 23.--"And this is his commandment," &c. There are different tempers of mind among men, some more smooth and pliable, others more refractory and froward. Some may be persuaded by love, who cannot be constrained by fear. With some a request will more prevail than a command. Others again are of a harsher disposition. Love and condescension doth rather embolden them, and therefore they must be restrained with the bridle of authority. It would seem that the Lord hath some regard to this in
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

Cross References
Proverbs 1:31
"So they shall eat of the fruit of their own way And be satiated with their own devices.

Proverbs 4:17
For they eat the bread of wickedness And drink the wine of violence.

Proverbs 12:14
A man will be satisfied with good by the fruit of his words, And the deeds of a man's hands will return to him.

Proverbs 18:21
Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit.

Hosea 10:13
You have plowed wickedness, you have reaped injustice, You have eaten the fruit of lies. Because you have trusted in your way, in your numerous warriors,

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