New International Version
The hearts of the wise make their mouths prudent, and their lips promote instruction.
King James Bible
The heart of the wise teacheth his mouth, and addeth learning to his lips.
Darby Bible Translation
The heart of the wise maketh his mouth intelligent, and upon his lips increaseth learning.
World English Bible
The heart of the wise instructs his mouth, and adds learning to his lips.
Young's Literal Translation
The heart of the wise causeth his mouth to act wisely, And by his lips he increaseth learning,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The heart of the wise teacheth his mouth - He has a wise heart; he speaks as it dictates; and therefore his speeches are all speeches of wisdom.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryApril 27. "The Sweetness of the Lips" (Prov. xvi. 21).
"The sweetness of the lips" (Prov. xvi. 21). Spiritual conditions are inseparably connected with our physical life. The flow of the divine life-currents may be interrupted by a little clot of blood; the vital current may leak out through a very trifling wound. If you want to keep the health of Christ, keep from all spiritual sores, from all heart wounds and irritations. One hour of fretting will wear out more vitality than a week of work; and one minute of malignity, or rankling jealousy or envy …
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You brood of vipers, how can you who are evil say anything good? For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.
The mouths of the righteous utter wisdom, and their tongues speak what is just.
The heart of the righteous weighs its answers, but the mouth of the wicked gushes evil.
The wise in heart are called discerning, and gracious words promote instruction.
Prudence is a fountain of life to the prudent, but folly brings punishment to fools.
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