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.
Darby Bible Translation
Gentleness of tongue is a tree of life; but crookedness therein is a breaking of the spirit.
World English Bible
A gentle tongue is a tree of life, but deceit in it crushes the spirit.
Young's Literal Translation
A healed tongue is a tree of life, And perverseness in it -- a breach in the spirit.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
A wholesome tongue - literally, as in the margin, the same word as "sound" in Proverbs 14:30 (see the note). A more literal rendering would be soundness of speech.
Tree of life - Compare Proverbs 3:18 note.
Breach in the spirit - With the sense of vexation (compare Isaiah 65:14).
LibraryGod, the All-Seeing One
We have in our text, first of all, a great fact declared,--"Hell and destruction are before the Lord ;" we have, secondly, a great fact inferred,--"How much more then the hearts of the children of men?" I. We will begin with THE GREAT FACT WHICH IS DECLARED--a fact which furnishes us with premises from which we deduce the practical conclusion of the second sentence--"How much more then the hearts of the children of men?" The best interpretation that you can give of those two words, "hell" and "destruction," …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 4: 1858
Epistle cxxii. To Rechared, King of the visigoths .
'He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes, I will grant to eat of the tree of life which is in the Paradise of God.'
She is a tree of life to those who take hold of her, And happy are all who hold her fast.
There is one who speaks rashly like the thrusts of a sword, But the tongue of the wise brings healing.
The eyes of the LORD are in every place, Watching the evil and the good.
A fool rejects his father's discipline, But he who regards reproof is sensible.
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