New Living Translation
Wise words bring many benefits, and hard work brings rewards.
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
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
12:14 Mouth - By his pious and profitable discourses. Hands - Of his actions.
Library"But Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God, and his Righteousness, and all These Things Shall be Added unto You. "
Matth. vi. 33.--"But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you." The perfection even of the most upright creature, speaks always some imperfection in comparison of God, who is most perfect. The heavens, the sun and moon, in respect of lower things here, how glorious do they appear, and without spot! But behold, they are not clean in God's sight! How far are the angels above us who dwell in clay! They appear to be a pure mass of light and …
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning
He repays people according to their deeds. He treats people as they deserve.
Therefore, they must eat the bitter fruit of living their own way, choking on their own schemes.
Wise words will win you a good meal, but treacherous people have an appetite for violence.
Backsliders get what they deserve; good people receive their reward.
Everyone enjoys a fitting reply; it is wonderful to say the right thing at the right time!
Wise words satisfy like a good meal; the right words bring satisfaction.
If you help the poor, you are lending to the LORD--and he will repay you!
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