New American Standard Bible
With the fruit of a man's mouth his stomach will be satisfied; He will be satisfied with the product of his lips.
King James Bible
A man's belly shall be satisfied with the fruit of his mouth; and with the increase of his lips shall he be filled.
Darby Bible Translation
A man's belly is satisfied with the fruit of his mouth; with the increase of his lips is he satisfied.
World English Bible
A man's stomach is filled with the fruit of his mouth. With the harvest of his lips he is satisfied.
Young's Literal Translation
From the fruit of a man's mouth is his belly satisfied, From the increase of his lips he is satisfied.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The general sense is plain. A man must for good or evil take the consequence of his words, as well as his deeds. Compare the marginal reference.
LibraryPride and Humility
A sermon (No. 97) delivered on Sabbath Morning, August 17, 1856 by C. H. Spurgeon. "Before destruction the heart of man is haughty, and before honor is humility."--Proverbs 18:12. Almost every event has its prophetic prelude. It is an old and common saying that "coming events cast their shadows before them;" the wise man teaches us the same lesson in the verse before us. When destruction walks through the land it casts its shadow; it is in the shape of pride. When honor visits a man's house it casts …
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs
Pride and Humility
Of the Character of the Unregenerate.
"Boast not Thyself of To-Morrow, for Thou Knowest not what a Day May Bring Forth. "
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.
The backslider in heart will have his fill of his own ways, But a good man will be satisfied with his.
A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city, And contentions are like the bars of a citadel.
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