New Living Translation
Wise words satisfy like a good meal; the right words bring satisfaction.
King James Bible
A man's belly shall be satisfied with the fruit of his mouth; and with the increase of his lips shall he be filled.
Darby Bible Translation
A man's belly is satisfied with the fruit of his mouth; with the increase of his lips is he satisfied.
World English Bible
A man's stomach is filled with the fruit of his mouth. With the harvest of his lips he is satisfied.
Young's Literal Translation
From the fruit of a man's mouth is his belly satisfied, From the increase of his lips he is satisfied.
Proverbs 18:20 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
18:20 Satisfied - Wise discourses tend to the satisfaction of the speaker, as well as to the good of the hearers.
LibraryA Faithful Friend
Friendship, however, though very pleasing and exceedingly blessed, has been the cause of the greatest misery to men when it has been unworthy and unfaithful; for just in proportion as a good friend is sweet, a false friend is full of bitterness. "A faithless friend is sharper than an adder's tooth." It is sweet to repose in some one; but O! how bitter to have that support snapped, and to receive a grievous fall as the effect of your confidence. Fidelity is an absolute necessary in a true friend; …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 3: 1857
Would that I were More Closely Bound
Epistle cxv. To Syagrius, Bishop of Augustodunum (Autun).
Have Read the Letter which You in Your Wisdom have Written Me. You Inveigh against Me
Wise words bring many benefits, and hard work brings rewards.
Backsliders get what they deserve; good people receive their reward.
An offended friend is harder to win back than a fortified city. Arguments separate friends like a gate locked with bars.
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