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.
Proverbs 10:11 Parallel
CommentaryClarke'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.
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LibraryThe 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.
How the Simple and the Crafty are to be Admonished.
Letter xv (Circa A. D. 1129) to Alvisus, Abbot of Anchin
The mouths of the righteous utter wisdom, and their tongues speak what is just.
Blessings crown the head of the righteous, but violence overwhelms the mouth of the wicked.
The lips of the righteous nourish many, but fools die for lack of sense.
The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life, turning a person from the snares of death.
The words of the mouth are deep waters, but the fountain of wisdom is a rushing stream.
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