New American Standard Bible
The heart of the righteous ponders how to answer, But the mouth of the wicked pours out evil things.
King James Bible
The heart of the righteous studieth to answer: but the mouth of the wicked poureth out evil things.
Darby Bible Translation
The heart of a righteous man studieth to answer; but the mouth of the wicked poureth out evil things.
World English Bible
The heart of the righteous weighs answers, but the mouth of the wicked gushes out evil.
Young's Literal Translation
The heart of the righteous meditateth to answer, And the mouth of the wicked uttereth evil things.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Contrast the "studying" of the wise before he answers and the hasty babbling of the foolish. The teaching of our Lord Matthew 10:19 presents us with a different and higher precept, resting upon different conditions.
LibraryGod, the All-Seeing One
We have in our text, first of all, a great fact declared,--"Hell and destruction are before the Lord ;" we have, secondly, a great fact inferred,--"How much more then the hearts of the children of men?" I. We will begin with THE GREAT FACT WHICH IS DECLARED--a fact which furnishes us with premises from which we deduce the practical conclusion of the second sentence--"How much more then the hearts of the children of men?" The best interpretation that you can give of those two words, "hell" and "destruction," …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 4: 1858
Epistle cxxii. To Rechared, King of the visigoths .
1 Peter 3:15
but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence;
Behold, they belch forth with their mouth; Swords are in their lips, For, they say, "Who hears?"
The lips of the righteous bring forth what is acceptable, But the mouth of the wicked what is perverted.
The tongue of the wise makes knowledge acceptable, But the mouth of fools spouts folly.
The heart of the wise instructs his mouth And adds persuasiveness to his lips.
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