New International Version
The soothing tongue is a tree of life, but a perverse tongue 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.
Proverbs 15:4 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
A wholesome tongue is a tree of life - Here again is an allusion to the paradisiacal tree, עץ חיים ets chaiyim, "the tree of lives."
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A sermon (No. 177) delivered on Sabbath morning, February 14, 1858 At The Music Hall, Royal Surrey Gardens by C. H. Spurgeon. "Hell and destruction are before the Lord: how much more then the hearts of the children of men?" -- Proverbs 15:11. You have often smiled at the ignorance of heathens who bow themselves before gods of wood and stone. You have quoted the words of Scripture and you have said, "Eyes have they, but they see not; ears have they, but they hear not." You have therefore argued that …
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Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who is victorious, I will give the right to eat from the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God.
She is a tree of life to those who take hold of her; those who hold her fast will be blessed.
The words of the reckless pierce like swords, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.
The eyes of the LORD are everywhere, keeping watch on the wicked and the good.
A fool spurns a parent's discipline, but whoever heeds correction shows prudence.
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