New International Version
From the fruit of their lips people are filled with good things, and the work of their hands brings them reward.
King James Bible
A man shall be satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth: and the recompence of a man's hands shall be rendered unto him.
Darby Bible Translation
A man is satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth; and the recompense of a man's hands shall be rendered unto him.
World English Bible
A man shall be satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth. The work of a man's hands shall be rewarded to him.
Young's Literal Translation
From the fruit of the mouth is one satisfied with good, And the deed of man's hands returneth to him.
Proverbs 12:14 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The wicked is snared by the transgression of his lips - A man who deals in lies and false oaths will sooner or later be found out to his own ruin. There is another proverb as true as this: A liar had need of a good memory; for as the truth is not in him, he says and unsays, and often contradicts himself.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryThe Many-Sided Contrast of Wisdom and Folly
'Whoso loveth instruction loveth knowledge: but he that hateth reproof is brutish. 2. A good man obtaineth favour of the Lord: but a man of wicked devices will he condemn. 3. A man shall not be established by wickedness; but the root of the righteous shall not be moved. 4. A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband: but she that maketh ashamed is as rottenness in his bones. 5. The thoughts of the righteous are right: but the counsels of the wicked are deceit. 6. The words of the wicked are to lie …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Of Having Confidence in God when Evil Words are Cast at Us
He repays everyone for what they have done; he brings on them what their conduct deserves.
they will eat the fruit of their ways and be filled with the fruit of their schemes.
From the fruit of their lips people enjoy good things, but the unfaithful have an appetite for violence.
The faithless will be fully repaid for their ways, and the good rewarded for theirs.
A person finds joy in giving an apt reply-- and how good is a timely word!
From the fruit of their mouth a person's stomach is filled; with the harvest of their lips they are satisfied.
Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the LORD, and he will reward them for what they have done.
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