Proverbs 12:14
New International Version
From the fruit of their lips people are filled with good things, and the work of their hands brings them reward.

New Living Translation
Wise words bring many benefits, and hard work brings rewards.

English Standard Version
From the fruit of his mouth a man is satisfied with good, and the work of a man’s hand comes back to him.

Berean Study Bible
By fruitful speech a man is filled with good things, and the work of his hands returns to him.

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.

New King James Version
A man will be satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth, And the recompense of a man’s hands will be rendered to him.

New American Standard Bible
A person will be satisfied with good by the fruit of his words, And the deeds of a person’s hands will return to him.

NASB 1995
A man will be satisfied with good by the fruit of his words, And the deeds of a man’s hands will return to him.

NASB 1977
A man will be satisfied with good by the fruit of his words, And the deeds of a man’s hands will return to him.

Amplified Bible
A man will be satisfied with good from the fruit of his words, And the deeds of a man’s hands will return to him [as a harvest].

Christian Standard Bible
A person will be satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth, and the work of a person’s hands will reward him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A man will be satisfied with good by the words of his mouth, and the work of a man’s hands will reward him.

American Standard Version
A man shall be satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth; And the doings of a man's hands shall be rendered unto him.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
A good man will be satisfied from the fruit of his mouth and every son of man is rewarded according to the work of his hands.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
The soul of a man shall be filled with good from the fruits of his mouth; and the recompence of his lips shall be given to him.

Contemporary English Version
We are rewarded or punished for what we say and do.

Douay-Rheims Bible
By the fruit of his own mouth shall a man be filled with good things, and according to the works of his hands it shall be repaid him.

English Revised Version
A man shall be satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth: and the doings of a man's hands shall be rendered unto him.

Good News Translation
Your reward depends on what you say and what you do; you will get what you deserve.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
One person enjoys good things as a result of his speaking ability. Another is paid according to what his hands have accomplished.

International Standard Version
By his fruitful speech a man can remain satisfied, and a man's handiwork will reward him.

JPS Tanakh 1917
A man shall be satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth, And the doings of a man's hands shall be rendered unto him.

Literal Standard Version
One [is] satisfied [with] good from the fruit of the mouth, And the deed of man’s hands returns to him.

NET Bible
A person will be satisfied with good from the fruit of his words, and the work of his hands will be rendered to him.

New Heart 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.

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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Loving Discipline and Knowledge
13An evil man is trapped by his rebellious speech, but a righteous man escapes from trouble. 14By fruitful speech a man is filled with good things, and the work of his hands returns to him. 15The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man listens to counsel.…

Cross References
Job 34:11
For according to a man's deeds He repays him; according to a man's ways He brings consequences.

Proverbs 1:31
So they will eat the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices.

Proverbs 13:2
From the fruit of his lips a man enjoys good things, but the desire of the faithless is violence.

Proverbs 14:14
The backslider in heart receives the fill of his own ways, but a good man is rewarded for his ways.

Proverbs 15:23
A man takes joy in a fitting reply--and how good is a timely word!

Proverbs 18:20
From the fruit of his mouth a man's belly is filled; with the harvest from his lips he is satisfied.

Proverbs 19:17
Kindness to the poor is a loan to the LORD, and He will repay the lender.


Treasury of Scripture

A man shall be satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth: and the recompense of a man's hands shall be rendered to him.

satisfied

Proverbs 13:2
A man shall eat good by the fruit of his mouth: but the soul of the transgressors shall eat violence.

Proverbs 18:20,21
A man's belly shall be satisfied with the fruit of his mouth; and with the increase of his lips shall he be filled…

Psalm 63:5
My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness; and my mouth shall praise thee with joyful lips:

and

Isaiah 3:10,11
Say ye to the righteous, that it shall be well with him: for they shall eat the fruit of their doings…

Matthew 10:41,42
He that receiveth a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet's reward; and he that receiveth a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man's reward…

Matthew 16:27
For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works.









(14) A man shall be satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth . . .--Even in this life the wise counsels and kindly deeds by which others are aided, the "bread cast upon the waters" (Ecclesiastes 11:1), return to the giver in the shape of love and respect, and. it may be, of similar aid; while the full recompense, "good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over," will come later, at the great day of retribution.

Verse 14. - A man shall be satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth (Proverbs 13:2; Proverbs 14:14; Proverbs 18:20). A man's words are like seeds, and if they are wise and pure and kindly, they will bring forth the fruit of love and favour and respect. Christian commentaters see here a reference to the day of judgment, wherein great stress is laid on the words (Matthew 12:37). Of a man's hands. That which a man has done, his kindly actions, shall meet with full reward (comp. Isaiah 3:10, 11; Matthew 25:35, etc.; Romans 2:6).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
By fruitful
מִפְּרִ֣י (mip·pə·rî)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 6529: Fruit

speech
פִי־ (p̄î-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 6310: The mouth, edge, portion, side, according to

a man
אִ֭ישׁ (’îš)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 376: A man as an individual, a male person

will be filled
יִשְׂבַּע־ (yiś·ba‘-)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 7646: To be sated, satisfied or surfeited

with good things,
ט֑וֹב (ṭō·wḇ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 2896: Pleasant, agreeable, good

and the work
וּגְמ֥וּל (ū·ḡə·mūl)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 1576: Treatment, an act, service, requital

of a man’s
אָ֝דָ֗ם (’ā·ḏām)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 120: Ruddy, a human being

hands
יְדֵי־ (yə·ḏê-)
Noun - fdc
Strong's 3027: A hand

will reward him.
יָשִׁ֥יב (yā·šîḇ)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 7725: To turn back, in, to retreat, again


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