Proverbs 16:21
Text Analysis
2450 [e]לַחֲכַם־
The wisePrep-l, Art | Adj-msc
3820 [e]לֵ֭ב
in heartN-ms
7121 [e]יִקָּרֵ֣א
will be calledV-Nifal-Imperf-3ms
995 [e]נָב֑וֹן
4986 [e]וּמֶ֥תֶק
and sweetnessConj-w | N-msc
8193 [e]שְׂ֝פָתַ֗יִם
of the lipsN-fd
3254 [e]יֹסִ֥יף
3948 [e]לֶֽקַח׃

Hebrew Texts
משלי 16:21 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
לַחֲכַם־לֵ֭ב יִקָּרֵ֣א נָבֹ֑ון וּמֶ֥תֶק פָתַ֗יִם יֹסִ֥יף לֶֽקַח׃

משלי 16:21 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
לחכם־לב יקרא נבון ומתק פתים יסיף לקח׃

משלי 16:21 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
לחכם־לב יקרא נבון ומתק פתים יסיף לקח׃

משלי 16:21 Hebrew Bible
לחכם לב יקרא נבון ומתק שפתים יסיף לקח׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
The wise in heart will be called understanding, And sweetness of speech increases persuasiveness.

King James Bible
The wise in heart shall be called prudent: and the sweetness of the lips increaseth learning.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Anyone with a wise heart is called discerning, and pleasant speech increases learning.
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