New Living Translation
Wise words are like deep waters; wisdom flows from the wise like a bubbling brook.
King James Bible
The words of a man's mouth are as deep waters, and the wellspring of wisdom as a flowing brook.
Darby Bible Translation
The words of a man's mouth are deep waters, and the fountain of wisdom is a gushing brook.
World English Bible
The words of a man's mouth are like deep waters. The fountain of wisdom is like a flowing brook.
Young's Literal Translation
Deep waters are the words of a man's mouth, The fountain of wisdom is a flowing brook.
Proverbs 18:4 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
18:4 A man's - A wise man's. As a brook - That wisdom which is in his heart is continually pouring forth wise and good counsels.
LibraryA Faithful Friend
Friendship, however, though very pleasing and exceedingly blessed, has been the cause of the greatest misery to men when it has been unworthy and unfaithful; for just in proportion as a good friend is sweet, a false friend is full of bitterness. "A faithless friend is sharper than an adder's tooth." It is sweet to repose in some one; but O! how bitter to have that support snapped, and to receive a grievous fall as the effect of your confidence. Fidelity is an absolute necessary in a true friend; …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 3: 1857
Would that I were More Closely Bound
Epistle cxv. To Syagrius, Bishop of Augustodunum (Autun).
Have Read the Letter which You in Your Wisdom have Written Me. You Inveigh against Me
The words of the godly are a life-giving fountain; the words of the wicked conceal violent intentions.
Doing wrong leads to disgrace, and scandalous behavior brings contempt.
Though good advice lies deep within the heart, a person with understanding will draw it out.
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