New Living Translation
Gentle words are a tree of life; a deceitful tongue crushes the spirit.
King James Bible
A wholesome tongue is a tree of life: but perverseness therein is a breach in the spirit.
Darby Bible Translation
Gentleness of tongue is a tree of life; but crookedness therein is a breaking of the spirit.
World English Bible
A gentle tongue is a tree of life, but deceit in it crushes the spirit.
Young's Literal Translation
A healed tongue is a tree of life, And perverseness in it -- a breach in the spirit.
Proverbs 15:4 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
15:4 Wholesome - Which utters sound and useful counsels. Tree of life - Is greatly useful to preserve the present life, and to promote the spiritual and eternal life, both of the speaker and hearers. Perverseness - False or corrupt speeches. A breach - Disturbs and wounds the spirits, both of the speaker and hearers.
LibraryContention Over the Man Born Blind.
(Jerusalem.) ^D John IX. 1-41. [Some look upon the events in this and the next section as occurring at the Feast of Tabernacles in October, others think they occurred at the Feast of Dedication in December, deriving their point of time from John x. 22.] ^d 1 And as he passed by, he saw a man blind from his birth. [The man probably sought to waken compassion by repeatedly stating this fact to passers-by.] 2 And his disciples asked him, saying, Rabbi, who sinned, this man, or his parents, that he should …
J. W. McGarvey—The Four-Fold Gospel
"And the Life. " How Christ is the Life.
"Now the End of the Commandment," &C.
"Thou Shall Keep Him in Perfect Peace, Whose Mind is Stayed on Thee, Because He Trusteth in Thee. "
"Anyone with ears to hear must listen to the Spirit and understand what he is saying to the churches. To everyone who is victorious I will give fruit from the tree of life in the paradise of God.
Wisdom is a tree of life to those who embrace her; happy are those who hold her tightly.
Some people make cutting remarks, but the words of the wise bring healing.
The LORD is watching everywhere, keeping his eye on both the evil and the good.
Only a fool despises a parent's discipline; whoever learns from correction is wise.
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