Proverbs 12:18
Good News Translation
Thoughtless words can wound as deeply as any sword, but wisely spoken words can heal.

Contemporary English Version
Sharp words cut like a sword, but words of wisdom heal.

Douay-Rheims Bible
There is that promiseth, and is pricked as it were with a sword of conscience: but the tongue of the wise is health.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

There is that promiseth, and is pricked as it were with a sword of conscience: but the tongue of the wise is health.

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Proverbs 25:18 A man that beareth false witness against his neighbour, is like a dart and a sword and a sharp arrow.

Psalm 52:2 All the day long thy tongue hath devised injustice: as a sharp razor, thou hast wrought deceit.

Psalm 57:4 And he hath delivered my soul from the midst of the young lions. I slept troubled. The sons of men, whose teeth are weapons and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword.

Psalm 59:7 Behold they shall speak with their mouth, and a sword is in their lips: for who, say they, hath heard us?

Psalm 64:3 For they have whetted their tongues like a sword; they have bent their bow a bitter thing,

James 3:6-8 And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity. The tongue is placed among our members, which defileth the whole body and inflameth the wheel of our nativity, being set on fire by hell. . . .

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Revelation 1:16 And he had in his right hand seven stars. And from his mouth came out a sharp two-edged sword. And his face was as the sun shineth in his power.

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Proverbs 10:20,21 The lips of the just teach many: but they that are ignorant, shall die in the want of understanding. . . .

Proverbs 13:17 The messenger of the wicked shall fall into mischief: but a faithful ambassador is health.

Proverbs 15:7 The lips of the wise shall disperse knowledge: the heart of fools shall be unlike.

Proverbs 16:24 Well ordered words are as a honeycomb: sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.

Daniel 11:33 And they that are learned among the people shall teach many: and they shall fall by the sword, and by fire, and by captivity, and by spoil for many days.

Revelation 22:2 In the midst of the street thereof, and on both sides of the river, was the tree of life, bearing twelve fruits, yielding its fruits every month: the leaves of the tree for the healing of the nations.

Context
Loving Discipline and Knowledge
17He that speaketh that which he knoweth, sheweth forth justice: but he that lieth, is a deceitful witness. 18There is that promiseth, and is pricked as it were with a sword of conscience: but the tongue of the wise is health.19The lip of truth shall be steadfast for ever: but he that is a hasty witness, frameth a lying tongue.…
Cross References
Psalm 57:4
And he hath delivered my soul from the midst of the young lions. I slept troubled. The sons of men, whose teeth are weapons and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword.

Psalm 59:7
Behold they shall speak with their mouth, and a sword is in their lips: for who, say they, hath heard us?

Proverbs 4:22
With all watchfulness keep thy heart, because life issueth out from it.

Proverbs 12:17
He that speaketh that which he knoweth, sheweth forth justice: but he that lieth, is a deceitful witness.

Proverbs 15:4
A peaceable tongue is a tree of life: but that which is immoderate, shall crush the spirit.

Proverbs 25:18
A man that beareth false witness against his neighbour, is like a dart and a sword and a sharp arrow.

Additional Translations
Speaking rashly is like a piercing sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.There is that speaks like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise is health.

There is that speaketh rashly like the piercings of a sword; But the tongue of the wise is health.

Some wound as they speak, like swords; but the tongues of the wise heal.

There is that babbleth like the piercings of a sword; but the tongue of the wise is health.

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

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

There is one who speaks rashly like the piercing of a sword, but the tongue of the wise heals.

A rash speaker is like piercings of a sword, And the tongue of the wise is healing.
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