New American Standard Bible
The lips of the righteous feed many, But fools die for lack of understanding.
King James Bible
The lips of the righteous feed many: but fools die for want of wisdom.
Darby Bible Translation
The lips of a righteous man feed many; but fools die for want of understanding.
World English Bible
The lips of the righteous feed many, but the foolish die for lack of understanding.
Young's Literal Translation
The lips of the righteous delight many, And fools for lack of heart die.
Proverbs 10:21 Parallel
CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Feed - The Hebrew word, like ποιμαίνειν poimainein, includes the idea of guiding as well as nourishing; doing a shepherd's work in both.
For want of wisdom - Some prefer, through him who wanteth understanding, referring to a person. The wise guides others to safety; the fool, empty-headed, and empty-hearted, involves others like himself in destruction.
LibraryThe Folly of Slander. Part 2.
"He that uttereth slander is a fool."--Prov. x. 18. I have formerly in this place, discoursing upon this text, explained the nature of the sin here condemned, with its several kinds and ways of practising. II. I shall now proceed to declare the folly of it; and to make good by divers reasons the assertion of the wise man, that "He who uttereth slander is a fool." 1. Slandering is foolish, as sinful and wicked. All sin is foolish upon many accounts; as proceeding from ignorance, error, inconsiderateness, …
Isaac Barrow—Sermons on Evil-Speaking, by Isaac Barrow
Lii. Trust in God.
"But Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God, and his Righteousness, and all These Things Shall be Added unto You. "
Pride of Prosperity
"The good man brings out of his good treasure what is good; and the evil man brings out of his evil treasure what is evil.
He will die for lack of instruction, And in the greatness of his folly he will go astray.
The one who commits adultery with a woman is lacking sense; He who would destroy himself does it.
The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life, But the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.
My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I also will reject you from being My priest. Since you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children.
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