Proverbs 15:4
NASB Lexicon
NASB ©HebrewStrong'sOrigin
A soothingמַרְפֵּ֣א
(mar·pe)
4832: a healing, cure, healthfrom rapha
tongueלָ֭שֹׁון
(la·sho·vn)
3956: tonguefrom an unused word
is a treeעֵ֣ץ
(etz)
6086: tree, trees, woodfrom an unused word
of life, 
 
2425b: lifefrom chayah
But perversionוְסֶ֥לֶף
(ve·se·lef)
5558: crookedness, crooked dealingfrom salaph
in it crushesשֶׁ֣בֶר
(she·ver)
7667: a breaking, fracture, crushing, breach, crashfrom shabar
the spirit.בְּרֽוּחַ׃
(be·ru·ach.)
7307: breath, wind, spiritfrom an unused word







KJV Lexicon
A wholesome
marpe'  (mar-pay')
curative, i.e. literally (concretely) a medicine, or (abstractly) a cure; figuratively (concretely) deliverance, or (abstractly) placidity
tongue
lashown  (law-shone')
the tongue (of man or animals), used literally (as the instrument of licking, eating, or speech), and figuratively (speech, an ingot, a fork of flame, a cove of water)
is a tree
`ets  (ates)
a tree (from its firmness); hence, wood (plural sticks) -- + carpenter, gallows, helve, + pine, plank, staff, stalk, stick, stock, timber, tree, wood.
of life
chay  (khah'-ee)
age, alive, appetite, (wild) beast, company, congregation, life(-time), live(-ly), living (creature, thing), maintenance, + merry, multitude, + (be) old, quick, raw, running, springing, troop.
but perverseness
celeph  (seh'-lef)
distortion, i.e. (figuratively) viciousness -- perverseness.
therein is a breach
sheber  (sheh'-ber)
a fracture, figuratively, ruin; specifically, a solution (of a dream) -- affliction, breach, breaking, broken(-footed, -handed), bruise, crashing, destruction, hurt, interpretation, vexation.
in the spirit
ruwach  (roo'-akh)
wind; by resemblance breath, i.e. a sensible (or even violent) exhalation; figuratively, life, anger, unsubstantiality; by extension, a region of the sky; by resemblance spirit, but only of a rational being
Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
A soothing tongue is a tree of life, But perversion in it crushes the spirit.

King James Bible
A wholesome tongue is a tree of life: but perverseness therein is a breach in the spirit.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The tongue that heals is a tree of life, but a devious tongue breaks the spirit.

International Standard Version
A gentle statement is a tree of life, but perverted speech shatters the spirit.

NET Bible
Speech that heals is like a life-giving tree, but a perverse tongue breaks the spirit.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The tree of life is the healing of the tongue, and he that eats its fruit will be filled by it.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A soothing tongue is a tree of life, but a deceitful tongue breaks the spirit.

King James 2000 Bible
A wholesome tongue is a tree of life: but perverseness therein is a breach in the spirit.
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