Proverbs 15:28
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English Standard Version
The heart of the righteous ponders how to answer, but the mouth of the wicked pours out evil things.

King James Bible
The heart of the righteous studieth to answer: but the mouth of the wicked poureth out evil things.

American Standard Version
The heart of the righteous studieth to answer; But the mouth of the wicked poureth out evil things.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The mind of the just studieth obedience: the mouth of the wicked over floweth with evils.

English Revised Version
The heart of the righteous studieth to answer: but the mouth of the wicked poureth out evil things.

Webster's Bible Translation
The heart of the righteous studieth to answer: but the mouth of the wicked poureth out evil things.

Proverbs 15:28 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

22 A breaking of plans where no counsel is;

     But where many counsellors are they come to pass.

On the other side it is also true according to the proverbs, "so viel Kpfe so viel Sinne" [quot homines, tot sententiae], and "viel Rath ist Unrath" [ne quid nimis], and the like. But it cannot become a rule of morals not to accept of counsel that we may not go astray; on the contrary, it is and remains a rule of morals: not stubbornly to follow one's own heart (head), and not obstinately to carry out one's own will, and not in the darkness of wisdom to regard one's own plans as unimproveable, and not needing to be examined; but to listen to the counsel of intelligent and honest friends, and, especially where weighty matters are in hand, not affecting one's own person, but the common good, not to listen merely to one counsellor, but to many. Not merely the organism of the modern state, but also of old the Mosaic arrangement of the Israelitish community, with its representative organization, its courts and councils, rested on the acknowledged justice and importance of the saying uttered in Proverbs 11:14, and here generalized. הפר, infin. abs. Hiph. of פּרר, to break, with the accus. following, stands here, like הפוך, Proverbs 12:7, instead of the finite: the thoughts come to a fracture (failure), irrita fiunt consilia. סוד ( equals יסוד, cf. נוסד Psalm 2:2) means properly the being brought close together for the purpose of secret communication and counsel (cf. Arab. sâwada, to press close together equals to walk with one privately). The lxx: their plans are unexecuted, οἱ μὴ τιμῶντες συνέδρια, literally Symmachus, διασκεδάζονται λογισμοὶ μὴ ὄντος συμβουλίου. תּקוּם has, after Jeremiah 4:14; Jeremiah 51:29, מחשׁבות as subject. The lxx (besides perverting ברב [by a multitude] into בלב ἐν καρδίαις]), the Syr. and Targ. introduce עצה (Proverbs 19:21) as subject.

Proverbs 15:28 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

heart

Proverbs 15:2 The tongue of the wise uses knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools pours out foolishness.

Proverbs 16:23 The heart of the wise teaches his mouth, and adds learning to his lips.

1 Kings 3:23-28 Then said the king, The one said, This is my son that lives, and your son is the dead: and the other said, No...

Ecclesiastes 5:2,6 Be not rash with your mouth, and let not your heart be hasty to utter any thing before God: for God is in heaven, and you on earth...

1 Peter 3:15 But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts...

the mouth

Proverbs 10:19 In the multitude of words there wants not sin: but he that refrains his lips is wise.

Proverbs 13:16 Every prudent man deals with knowledge: but a fool lays open his folly.

Proverbs 29:11,20 A fool utters all his mind: but a wise man keeps it in till afterwards...

Ecclesiastes 10:12-14 The words of a wise man's mouth are gracious; but the lips of a fool will swallow up himself...

Matthew 12:34 O generation of vipers, how can you, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.

Titus 1:10,11 For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, specially they of the circumcision...

James 3:6-8 And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defiles the whole body...

2 Peter 2:18 For when they speak great swelling words of vanity, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through much wantonness...

Cross References
1 Peter 3:15
but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect,

Psalm 59:7
There they are, bellowing with their mouths with swords in their lips-- for "Who," they think, "will hear us?"

Proverbs 10:32
The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable, but the mouth of the wicked, what is perverse.

Proverbs 15:2
The tongue of the wise commends knowledge, but the mouths of fools pour out folly.

Proverbs 16:23
The heart of the wise makes his speech judicious and adds persuasiveness to his lips.

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