Proverbs 10:6
New International Version
Blessings crown the head of the righteous, but violence overwhelms the mouth of the wicked.

New Living Translation
The godly are showered with blessings; the words of the wicked conceal violent intentions.

English Standard Version
Blessings are on the head of the righteous, but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.

Berean Study Bible
Blessings are on the head of the righteous, but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.

King James Bible
Blessings are upon the head of the just: but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked.

New King James Version
Blessings are on the head of the righteous, But violence covers the mouth of the wicked.

New American Standard Bible
Blessings are on the head of the righteous, But the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.

NASB 1995
Blessings are on the head of the righteous, But the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.

NASB 1977
Blessings are on the head of the righteous, But the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.

Amplified Bible
Blessings are on the head of the righteous [the upright, those in right standing with God], But the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.

Christian Standard Bible
Blessings are on the head of the righteous, but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Blessings are on the head of the righteous, but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.

American Standard Version
Blessings are upon the head of the righteous; But violence covereth the mouth of the wicked.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Blessing will be upon the head of the righteous and the mouth of the evil will conceal evil.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
The blessing of the Lord is upon the head of the just: but untimely grief shall cover the mouth of the ungodly.

Contemporary English Version
Everyone praises good people, but evil hides behind the words of the wicked.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The blessing of the Lord is upon the head of the just: but iniquity covereth the mouth of the wicked.

English Revised Version
Blessings are upon the head of the righteous: but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked.

Good News Translation
Good people will receive blessings. The words of the wicked hide a violent nature.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Blessings cover the head of a righteous person, but violence covers the mouths of wicked people.

International Standard Version
Blessings come upon the head of the righteous, but the words of the wicked conceal violence.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Blessings are upon the head of the righteous; But the mouth of the wicked concealeth violence.

Literal Standard Version
Blessings [are] for the head of the righteous, And the mouth of the wicked covers violence.

NET Bible
Blessings are on the head of the righteous, but the speech of the wicked conceals violence.

New Heart English Bible
Blessings are on the head of the righteous, but violence covers the mouth of the wicked.

World English Bible
Blessings are on the head of the righteous, but violence covers the mouth of the wicked.

Young's Literal Translation
Blessings are for the head of the righteous, And the mouth of the wicked cover doth violence.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Solomon's Proverbs: The Wise Son
5He who gathers in summer is a wise son, but he who sleeps during harvest is a disgraceful son. 6Blessings are on the head of the righteous, but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence. 7The memory of the righteous is a blessing, but the name of the wicked will rot.…

Cross References
Proverbs 10:5
He who gathers in summer is a wise son, but he who sleeps during harvest is a disgraceful son.

Proverbs 10:11
The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life, but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.

Proverbs 28:20
A faithful man will abound with blessings, but one eager to be rich will not go unpunished.

Obadiah 1:10
Because of the violence against your brother Jacob, you will be covered with shame and cut off forever.


Treasury of Scripture

Blessings are on the head of the just: but violence covers the mouth of the wicked.

blessings

Proverbs 11:26
He that withholdeth corn, the people shall curse him: but blessing shall be upon the head of him that selleth it.

Proverbs 24:25
But to them that rebuke him shall be delight, and a good blessing shall come upon them.

Proverbs 28:20
A faithful man shall abound with blessings: but he that maketh haste to be rich shall not be innocent.

violence

Proverbs 10:11
The mouth of a righteous man is a well of life: but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked.

Esther 7:8
Then the king returned out of the palace garden into the place of the banquet of wine; and Haman was fallen upon the bed whereon Esther was. Then said the king, Will he force the queen also before me in the house? As the word went out of the king's mouth, they covered Haman's face.

Psalm 107:42
The righteous shall see it, and rejoice: and all iniquity shall stop her mouth.









(6) Violence covereth the mouth of the wicked.--Curses and deeds of violence have proceeded from his mouth, but God frustrates them, they "return unto him void" (Isaiah 55:11), and, as it were, stop his mouth, reducing him to silence.

Verse 6. - Violence covereth the mouth of the wicked. So Ver. 11. This is usually explained to mean either that the consciousness of his own iniquity silences the sinner when he would speak against the righteous, or his violence and injustice, returning on his own head, are like a bandage over his mouth (Leviticus 13:45; Micah 3:7), reducing him to shame and silence. Others, again, consider the signification to be - in default of the good, honest words which should proceed from a man's mouth, the sinner pours forth injustice and wickedness. But it is best (as in Ver. 14) to take "mouth" as the subject: "The mouth of the wicked concealeth violence," that he may wait for the opportunity of practising it. The contrast is between the manifest blessedness of the righteous and the secret sinister proceedings of the evil. The Vulgate and Septuagint give, "the blessing of the Lord." For "violence" the Septuagint has πένθος ἄωρον, "untimely grief;" the Hebrew word chamas bearing also the sense of "misery."

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Blessings
בְּ֭רָכוֹת (bə·rā·ḵō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 1293: Benediction, prosperity

are on the head
לְרֹ֣אשׁ (lə·rōš)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 7218: The head

of the righteous,
צַדִּ֑יק (ṣad·dîq)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 6662: Just, righteous

but the mouth
וּפִ֥י (ū·p̄î)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 6310: The mouth, edge, portion, side, according to

of the wicked
רְ֝שָׁעִ֗ים (rə·šā·‘îm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's 7563: Wrong, an, bad person

conceals
יְכַסֶּ֥ה (yə·ḵas·seh)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 3680: To plump, fill up hollows, to cover

violence.
חָמָֽס׃ (ḥā·mās)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 2555: Violence, wrong, by meton, unjust gain


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