Proverbs 12:18
Text Analysis
3426 [e]יֵ֣שׁ
There isAdv
981 [e]בּ֭וֹטֶה
one who speaksV-Qal-Prtcpl-ms
4094 [e]כְּמַדְקְר֣וֹת
like the piercingsPrep-k | N-fpc
2719 [e]חָ֑רֶב
of a swordN-fs
3956 [e]וּלְשׁ֖וֹן
but the tongueConj-w | N-csc
2450 [e]חֲכָמִ֣ים
of the wiseAdj-mp
4832 [e]מַרְפֵּֽא׃
[promotes] healthN-ms

Hebrew Texts
משלי 12:18 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
יֵ֣שׁ בֹּ֖וטֶה כְּמַדְקְרֹ֣ות חָ֑רֶב וּלְשֹׁ֖ון חֲכָמִ֣ים מַרְפֵּֽא׃

משלי 12:18 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
יש בוטה כמדקרות חרב ולשון חכמים מרפא׃

משלי 12:18 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
יש בוטה כמדקרות חרב ולשון חכמים מרפא׃

משלי 12:18 Hebrew Bible
יש בוטה כמדקרות חרב ולשון חכמים מרפא׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
There is one who speaks rashly like the thrusts of a sword, But the tongue of the wise brings healing.

King James Bible
There is that speaketh like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise is health.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
There is one who speaks rashly, like a piercing sword; but the tongue of the wise brings healing.
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