Proverbs 10:31
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New International Version
From the mouth of the righteous comes the fruit of wisdom, but a perverse tongue will be silenced.

New Living Translation
The mouth of the godly person gives wise advice, but the tongue that deceives will be cut off.

English Standard Version
The mouth of the righteous brings forth wisdom, but the perverse tongue will be cut off.

New American Standard Bible
The mouth of the righteous flows with wisdom, But the perverted tongue will be cut out.

King James Bible
The mouth of the just bringeth forth wisdom: but the froward tongue shall be cut out.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The mouth of the righteous produces wisdom, but a perverse tongue will be cut out.

International Standard Version
The words of the righteous overflow with wisdom, but the perverse tongue will be cut out.

NET Bible
The speech of the righteous bears the fruit of wisdom, but the one who speaks perversion will be destroyed.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The mouth of the righteous speaks wisdom and a perverted tongue will be cut out.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The mouth of a righteous person increases wisdom, but a devious tongue will be cut off.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The mouth of the righteous buddeth with wisdom; But the froward tongue shall be cut off.

New American Standard 1977
The mouth of the righteous flows with wisdom,
            But the perverted tongue will be cut out.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The mouth of the just shall bring forth wisdom, but the perverse tongue shall be cut out.

King James 2000 Bible
The mouth of the just brings forth wisdom: but the perverse tongue shall be cut out.

American King James Version
The mouth of the just brings forth wisdom: but the fraudulent tongue shall be cut out.

American Standard Version
The mouth of the righteous bringeth forth wisdom; But the perverse tongue shall be cut off.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The mouth of the just shall bring forth wisdom: the tongue of the perverse shall perish.

Darby Bible Translation
The mouth of a righteous [man] putteth forth wisdom; but the froward tongue shall be cut out.

English Revised Version
The mouth of the righteous bringeth forth wisdom: but the froward tongue shall be cut off.

Webster's Bible Translation
The mouth of the just bringeth forth wisdom: but the froward tongue shall be cut out.

World English Bible
The mouth of the righteous brings forth wisdom, but the perverse tongue will be cut off.

Young's Literal Translation
The mouth of the righteous uttereth wisdom, And the tongue of frowardness is cut out.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
10:29. The believer grows stronger in faith, and obeys with increased delight. 30. The wicked would be glad to have this earth their home for ever, but it cannot be so. They must die and leave all their idols behind. 31,32. A good man discourses wisely for the benefit of others. But it is the sin, and will be the ruin of a wicked man, that he speaks what is displeasing to God, and provoking to those he converses with. The righteous is kept by the power of God; and nothing shall be able to separate him from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus.
Study Bible
Solomon's Proverbs: The Wise Son
30The righteous will never be shaken, But the wicked will not dwell in the land. 31The mouth of the righteous flows with wisdom, But the perverted tongue will be cut out. 32The lips of the righteous bring forth what is acceptable, But the mouth of the wicked what is perverted.…
Cross References
Psalm 37:30
The mouth of the righteous utters wisdom, And his tongue speaks justice.

Proverbs 10:13
On the lips of the discerning, wisdom is found, But a rod is for the back of him who lacks understanding.

Proverbs 17:20
He who has a crooked mind finds no good, And he who is perverted in his language falls into evil.

Proverbs 31:26
She opens her mouth in wisdom, And the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.
Treasury of Scripture

The mouth of the just brings forth wisdom: but the fraudulent tongue shall be cut out.

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Proverbs 10:11,13,20,21 The mouth of a righteous man is a well of life: but violence covers …

Psalm 37:30 The mouth of the righteous speaks wisdom, and his tongue talks of judgment.

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Psalm 31:18 Let the lying lips be put to silence; which speak grievous things …

Psalm 63:11 But the king shall rejoice in God; every one that swears by him shall …

Psalm 120:3,4 What shall be given to you? or what shall be done to you, you false tongue…

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