Proverbs 10:11
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New International Version
The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life, but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.

King James Bible
The mouth of a righteous man is a well of life: but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked.

Darby Bible Translation
The mouth of a righteous [man] is a fountain of life; but the mouth of the wicked covereth violence.

World English Bible
The mouth of the righteous is a spring of life, but violence covers the mouth of the wicked.

Young's Literal Translation
A fountain of life is the mouth of the righteous, And the mouth of the wicked cover doth violence.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The mouth of a righteous man is a well of life - מקור חיים mekor chaiyim, is the vein of lives; an allusion to the great aorta, which conveys the blood from the heart to every art of the body. The latter clause of this verse is the same with that of Proverbs 10:6.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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Proverbs 10:20,21,32 The tongue of the just is as choice silver: the heart of the wicked is little worth...

Proverbs 13:14 The law of the wise is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.

Proverbs 15:7 The lips of the wise disperse knowledge: but the heart of the foolish does not so.

Proverbs 16:22-24 Understanding is a wellspring of life to him that has it: but the instruction of fools is folly...

Proverbs 18:4 The words of a man's mouth are as deep waters, and the wellspring of wisdom as a flowing brook.

Proverbs 20:15 There is gold, and a multitude of rubies: but the lips of knowledge are a precious jewel.

Psalm 37:30,31 The mouth of the righteous speaks wisdom, and his tongue talks of judgment...

Ephesians 4:29 Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying...

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Psalm 107:42 The righteous shall see it, and rejoice: and all iniquity shall stop her mouth.

Ecclesiastes 10:12-14 The words of a wise man's mouth are gracious; but the lips of a fool will swallow up himself...

Matthew 12:34-37 O generation of vipers, how can you, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks...

James 3:5-8 Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasts great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindles!...

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The Two-Fold Aspect of the Divine Working
'The way of the Lord is strength to the upright: but destruction shall be to the workers of iniquity.'--PROVERBS x. 29. You observe that the words 'shall be,' in the last clause, are a supplement. They are quite unnecessary, and in fact they rather hinder the sense. They destroy the completeness of the antithesis between the two halves of the verse. If you leave them out, and suppose that the 'way of the Lord' is what is spoken of in both clauses, you get a far deeper and fuller meaning. 'The way
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Sanctions of Moral Law, Natural and Governmental.
In the discussion of this subject, I shall show-- I. What constitute the sanctions of law. 1. The sanctions of law are the motives to obedience, the natural and the governmental consequences or results of obedience and of disobedience. 2. They are remuneratory, that is, they promise reward to obedience. 3. They are vindicatory, that is, they threaten the disobedient with punishment. 4. They are natural, that is, happiness is to some extent naturally connected with, and the necessary consequence of,
Charles Grandison Finney—Systematic Theology

How the Simple and the Crafty are to be Admonished.
(Admonition 12.) Differently to be admonished are the simple and the insincere. The simple are to be praised for studying never to say what is false, but to be admonished to know how sometimes to be silent about what is true. For, as falsehood has always harmed him that speaks it, so sometimes the hearing of truth has done harm to some. Wherefore the Lord before His disciples, tempering His speech with silence, says, I have many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now (Joh. xvi. 12).
Leo the Great—Writings of Leo the Great

Letter xv (Circa A. D. 1129) to Alvisus, Abbot of Anchin
To Alvisus, Abbot of Anchin He praises the fatherly gentleness of Alvisus towards Godwin. He excuses himself, and asks pardon for having admitted him. To Alvisus, Abbot of Anchin. [18] 1. May God render to you the same mercy which you have shown towards your holy son Godwin. I know that at the news of his death you showed yourself unmindful of old complaints, and remembering only your friendship for him, behaved with kindness, not resentment, and putting aside the character of judge, showed yourself
Saint Bernard of Clairvaux—Some Letters of Saint Bernard, Abbot of Clairvaux

Cross References
Psalm 37:30
The mouths of the righteous utter wisdom, and their tongues speak what is just.

Proverbs 10:6
Blessings crown the head of the righteous, but violence overwhelms the mouth of the wicked.

Proverbs 10:21
The lips of the righteous nourish many, but fools die for lack of sense.

Proverbs 13:14
The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life, turning a person from the snares of death.

Proverbs 18:4
The words of the mouth are deep waters, but the fountain of wisdom is a rushing stream.

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