New American Standard Bible
Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit.
King James Bible
Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.
Darby Bible Translation
Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.
World English Bible
Death and life are in the power of the tongue; those who love it will eat its fruit.
Young's Literal Translation
Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those loving it eat its fruit.
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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. "
"For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned."
When there are many words, transgression is unavoidable, But he who restrains his lips is wise.
An evil man is ensnared by the transgression of his lips, But the righteous will escape from trouble.
From the fruit of a man's mouth he enjoys good, But the desire of the treacherous is violence.
The one who guards his mouth preserves his life; The one who opens wide his lips comes to ruin.
He who guards his mouth and his tongue, Guards his soul from troubles.
Say to the righteous that it will go well with them, For they will eat the fruit of their actions.
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