New Living Translation
The words of the godly encourage many, but fools are destroyed by their lack of common sense.
King James Bible
The lips of the righteous feed many: but fools die for want of wisdom.
Darby Bible Translation
The lips of a righteous man feed many; but fools die for want of understanding.
World English Bible
The lips of the righteous feed many, but the foolish die for lack of understanding.
Young's Literal Translation
The lips of the righteous delight many, And fools for lack of heart die.
Proverbs 10:21 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
10:21 Feed - By their wise discourses and counsels. Die - They have not wisdom to preserve themselves, much less to feed others.
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From listening to the teaching of Christ, we turn once more to follow His working. It will be remembered, that the visit to Bethany divides the period from the Feast of the Dedication to the last Paschal week into two parts. It also forms the prelude and preparation for the awful events of the End. For, it was on that occasion that the members of the Sanhedrin formally resolved on His Death. It now only remained to settle and carry out the plans for giving effect to their purpose. This is one aspect …
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Letter xxxi (A. D. 1132) to the Abbot of a Certain Monastery at York, from which the Prior had Departed, Taking Several Religious with Him.
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A good person produces good things from the treasury of a good heart, and an evil person produces evil things from the treasury of an evil heart.
He will die for lack of self-control; he will be lost because of his great foolishness.
But the man who commits adultery is an utter fool, for he destroys himself.
The words of the godly are a life-giving fountain; the words of the wicked conceal violent intentions.
My people are being destroyed because they don't know me. Since you priests refuse to know me, I refuse to recognize you as my priests. Since you have forgotten the laws of your God, I will forget to bless your children.
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