New International Version
From the fruit of their mouth a person's stomach is filled; with the harvest of their lips they are satisfied.
King James Bible
A man's belly shall be satisfied with the fruit of his mouth; and with the increase of his lips shall he be filled.
Darby Bible Translation
A man's belly is satisfied with the fruit of his mouth; with the increase of his lips is he satisfied.
World English Bible
A man's stomach is filled with the fruit of his mouth. With the harvest of his lips he is satisfied.
Young's Literal Translation
From the fruit of a man's mouth is his belly satisfied, From the increase of his lips he is satisfied.
Proverbs 18:20 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
With the fruit of his mouth - Our own words frequently shape our good or evil fortune in life.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
'The name of the Lord is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe. 11. The rich man's wealth is his strong city, and as an high wall in his own conceit'--PROVERBS xviii. 10,11. The mere reading of these two verses shows that, contrary to the usual rule in the Book of Proverbs, they have a bearing on each other. They are intended to suggest a very strong contrast, and that contrast is even more emphatic in the original than in our translation; because, as the margin of your Bibles …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
The Cause and Cure of a Wounded Spirit
"And if Christ be in You, the Body is Dead Because of Sin: but the Spirit is Life Because of Righteousness. "
From the fruit of their lips people are filled with good things, and the work of their hands brings them reward.
The faithless will be fully repaid for their ways, and the good rewarded for theirs.
A brother wronged is more unyielding than a fortified city; disputes are like the barred gates of a citadel.
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