New International Version
The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and the one who is wise saves lives.
King James Bible
The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise.
Darby Bible Translation
The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and the wise winneth souls.
World English Bible
The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life. He who is wise wins souls.
Young's Literal Translation
The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, And whoso is taking souls is wise.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life - עץ חיים ets chaiyim, "the tree of lives." It is like that tree which grew in the paradise of God; increasing the bodily and mental vigor of those who ate of it.
He that winneth souls is wise - Wisdom seeks to reclaim the wanderers; and he who is influenced by wisdom will do the same.
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Chester Cathedral, Nave Service, Evening. May 1872. Proverbs xi. 31. "Behold, the righteous shall be recompensed in the earth: much more the wicked and the sinner." This is the key-note of the Book of Proverbs--that men are punished or rewarded according to their deeds in this life; nay, it is the key-note of the whole Old Testament. "The eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and His ears are open unto their prayers; the countenance of the Lord is against them that do evil, to root out …
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1 Corinthians 9:19
Though I am free and belong to no one, I have made myself a slave to everyone, to win as many as possible.
remember this: Whoever turns a sinner from the error of their way will save them from death and cover over a multitude of sins.
Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who is victorious, I will give the right to eat from the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God.
They will still bear fruit in old age, they will stay fresh and green,
She is a tree of life to those who take hold of her; those who hold her fast will be blessed.
The wicked desire the stronghold of evildoers, but the root of the righteous endures.
A truthful witness saves lives, but a false witness is deceitful.
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