New Living Translation
Some people make cutting remarks, but the words of the wise bring healing.
King James Bible
There is that speaketh like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise is health.
Darby Bible Translation
There is that babbleth like the piercings of a sword; but the tongue of the wise is health.
World English Bible
There is one who speaks rashly like the piercing of a sword, but the tongue of the wise heals.
Young's Literal Translation
A rash speaker is like piercings of a sword, And the tongue of the wise is healing.
Proverbs 12:18 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
12:18 Health - Tends to the comfort and benefit of others.
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
I am surrounded by fierce lions who greedily devour human prey--whose teeth pierce like spears and arrows, and whose tongues cut like swords.
Listen to the filth that comes from their mouths; their words cut like swords. "After all, who can hear us?" they sneer.
for they bring life to those who find them, and healing to their whole body.
An honest witness tells the truth; a false witness tells lies.
Gentle words are a tree of life; a deceitful tongue crushes the spirit.
Telling lies about others is as harmful as hitting them with an ax, wounding them with a sword, or shooting them with a sharp arrow.
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