Proverbs 15:7
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New International Version
The lips of the wise spread knowledge, but the hearts of fools are not upright.

King James Bible
The lips of the wise disperse knowledge: but the heart of the foolish doeth not so.

Darby Bible Translation
The lips of the wise disperse knowledge, but not so the heart of the foolish.

World English Bible
The lips of the wise spread knowledge; not so with the heart of fools.

Young's Literal Translation
The lips of the wise scatter knowledge, And the heart of fools is not right.

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Clarke'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."

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

lips

Psalm 37:30 The mouth of the righteous speaks wisdom, and his tongue talks of judgment.

Psalm 45:2 You are fairer than the children of men: grace is poured into your lips: therefore God has blessed you for ever.

Psalm 51:13-15 Then will I teach transgressors your ways; and sinners shall be converted to you...

Psalm 71:15-18 My mouth shall show forth your righteousness and your salvation all the day; for I know not the numbers thereof...

Psalm 78:2-6 I will open my mouth in a parable: I will utter dark sayings of old...

Psalm 119:13 With my lips have I declared all the judgments of your mouth.

Ecclesiastes 12:9,10 And moreover, because the preacher was wise, he still taught the people knowledge; yes, he gave good heed, and sought out...

Songs 4:11 Your lips, O my spouse, drop as the honeycomb: honey and milk are under your tongue...

Matthew 10:27 What I tell you in darkness, that speak you in light: and what you hear in the ear, that preach you on the housetops.

Matthew 28:18-20 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, All power is given to me in heaven and in earth...

Mark 16:15 And he said to them, Go you into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.

Acts 18:9,10 Then spoke the Lord to Paul in the night by a vision, Be not afraid, but speak, and hold not your peace...

Romans 10:14-17 How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard...

Romans 15:18-21 For I will not dare to speak of any of those things which Christ has not worked by me, to make the Gentiles obedient, by word and deed...

Ephesians 4:29 Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying...

2 Timothy 2:2 And the things that you have heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit you to faithful men...

the heart

Proverbs 10:20,21 The tongue of the just is as choice silver: the heart of the wicked is little worth...

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.

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

Library
God, the All-Seeing One
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
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs

How the Humble and the Haughty are to be Admonished.
(Admonition 18.) Differently to be admonished are the humble and the haughty. To the former it is to be insinuated how true is that excellence which they hold in hoping for it; to the latter it is to be intimated how that temporal glory is as nothing which even when embracing it they hold not. Let the humble hear how eternal are the things that they long for, how transitory the things which they despise; let the haughty hear how transitory are the things they court, how eternal the things they
Leo the Great—Writings of Leo the Great

An Exposition on the First Ten Chapters of Genesis, and Part of the Eleventh
An unfinished commentary on the Bible, found among the author's papers after his death, in his own handwriting; and published in 1691, by Charles Doe, in a folio volume of the works of John Bunyan. ADVERTISEMENT BY THE EDITOR Being in company with an enlightened society of Protestant dissenters of the Baptist denomination, I observed to a doctor of divinity, who was advancing towards his seventieth year, that my time had been delightfully engaged with John Bunyan's commentary on Genesis. "What,"
John Bunyan—The Works of John Bunyan Volumes 1-3

Solomon
In the reign of David and Solomon, Israel became strong among the nations and had many opportunities to wield a mighty influence in behalf of truth and the right. The name of Jehovah was exalted and held in honor, and the purpose for which the Israelites had been established in the Land of Promise bade fair of meeting with fulfillment. Barriers were broken down, and seekers after truth from the lands of the heathen were not turned away unsatisfied. Conversions took place, and the church of God on
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

Cross References
Proverbs 15:2
The tongue of the wise adorns knowledge, but the mouth of the fool gushes folly.

Proverbs 15:6
The house of the righteous contains great treasure, but the income of the wicked brings ruin.

Proverbs 15:8
The LORD detests the sacrifice of the wicked, but the prayer of the upright pleases him.

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