Proverbs 12:14
Parallel Verses
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.

New American Standard Bible
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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Man shall be satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth, and the recompense of a man's hands shall be rendered unto him.

King James 2000 Bible
A man shall be satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth: and the recompense of a man's hands shall be rendered unto him.

American King James Version
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.

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.

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.

Darby Bible Translation
A man is satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth; and the recompense of a man's hands shall be rendered unto 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.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

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.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

12:14. When men use their tongues aright, to teach and comfort others, they enjoy acceptance through Christ Jesus; and the testimony of their conscience, that they in some measure answer the end of their being. 15. A fool, in the sense of Scripture, means a wicked man, one who acts contrary to the wisdom that is from above. His rule is, to do what is right in his own eyes.

Pulpit Commentary

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).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

A man shall be satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth,.... The wholesome advice, the good instruction, and sound doctrine he delivers to others, which are the fruit of his lips, and come forth by them from his heart; these redound to his own advantage, are not only a satisfaction to his mind upon reflection, but because of these he is filled with good things, even to satiety, both in this life and that to come; see 1 Timothy 4:6; or a "man shall be satisfied with good from the fruit of the mouth"; or "be satisfied from the fruit of the mouth of a man" (z); that is, of another man; either of a private man, by his prayers, by the account he gives of his own experience, by the conversation he has with him about the truths of the Gospel; or of a faithful minister of the word, who is the means of feeding the souls of men with good things, even to satisfaction, with the wholesome words of our Lord Jesus Christ, with the sincere milk of the word, with the bread of life, even with the finest of the wheat;

and the recompence of a man's hand shall be rendered unto him; if his words turn to his account, much more his works; if he is filled with good things for the sake of the one, much more will he be recompensed in a way of grace on account of the other; and not for the one without the other, nor for words without works: or "the recompence of a man's hands", or of his works which his hands do, "he shall render to him" (a); that is, God, who renders to every man according to his works; which serves not to establish the doctrine of merit, but to show the goodness and grace of God in taking notice of and accepting the imperfect works of men through Christ, and for his sake.

(z) "de fructu oris viri", Pagninus, Montanus, Mercerus, Schultens. (a) "reddet ei", Pagninus, Montanus, Mercerus, Gejerus, Michaelis; "restituet ei", Munster, so Aben Ezra; "ei refundet", Schultens.



Proverbs 12:14 Additional Commentaries
Context
Loving Discipline and Knowledge
13An evil man is ensnared by the transgression of his lips, But the righteous will escape from trouble. 14A man will be satisfied with good by the fruit of his words, And the deeds of a man's hands will return to him. 15The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, But a wise man is he who listens to counsel.…
Cross References
Job 34:11
He repays everyone for what they have done; he brings on them what their conduct deserves.

Proverbs 1:31
they will eat the fruit of their ways and be filled with the fruit of their schemes.

Proverbs 13:2
From the fruit of their lips people enjoy good things, but the unfaithful have an appetite for violence.

Proverbs 14:14
The faithless will be fully repaid for their ways, and the good rewarded for theirs.

Proverbs 15:23
A person finds joy in giving an apt reply-- and how good is a timely word!

Proverbs 18:20
From the fruit of their mouth a person's stomach is filled; with the harvest of their lips they are satisfied.

Proverbs 19:17
Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the LORD, and he will reward them for what they have done.

Proverbs 24:12
If you say, "But we knew nothing about this," does not he who weighs the heart perceive it? Does not he who guards your life know it? Will he not repay everyone according to what they have done?

Isaiah 3:10
Tell the righteous it will be well with them, for they will enjoy the fruit of their deeds.

Isaiah 3:11
Woe to the wicked! Disaster is upon them! They will be paid back for what their hands have done.

Hosea 4:9
And it will be: Like people, like priests. I will punish both of them for their ways and repay them for their deeds.
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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.

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

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

Psalm 63:5 My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness; and my mouth …

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Isaiah 3:10,11 Say you to the righteous, that it shall be well with him: for they …

Matthew 10:41,42 He that receives a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive …

Matthew 16:27 For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his …

2 Thessalonians 1:6,7 Seeing it is a righteous thing with God to recompense tribulation …

Hebrews 2:2 For if the word spoken by angels was steadfast, and every transgression …

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