Proverbs 12:18
Modern Translations
New International Version
The words of the reckless pierce like swords, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.

New Living Translation
Some people make cutting remarks, but the words of the wise bring healing.

English Standard Version
There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.

Berean Study Bible
Speaking rashly is like a piercing sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.

New American Standard Bible
There is one who speaks rashly like the thrusts of a sword, But the tongue of the wise brings healing.

NASB 1995
There is one who speaks rashly like the thrusts of a sword, But the tongue of the wise brings healing.

NASB 1977
There is one who speaks rashly like the thrusts of a sword, But the tongue of the wise brings healing.

Amplified Bible
There is one who speaks rashly like the thrusts of a sword, But the tongue of the wise brings healing.

Christian Standard Bible
There is one who speaks rashly, like a piercing sword; but the tongue of the wise brings healing.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
There is one who speaks rashly, like a piercing sword; but the tongue of the wise brings healing.

Contemporary English Version
Sharp words cut like a sword, but words of wisdom heal.

Good News Translation
Thoughtless words can wound as deeply as any sword, but wisely spoken words can heal.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Careless words stab like a sword, but the words of wise people bring healing.

International Standard Version
Some speak rashly like the cutting of a sword, but what the wise say promotes healing.

NET Bible
Speaking recklessly is like the thrusts of a sword, but the words of the wise bring healing.
Classic Translations
King James Bible
There is that speaketh like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise is health.

New King James Version
There is one who speaks like the piercings of a sword, But the tongue of the wise promotes health.

King James 2000 Bible
There is one that speaks like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise brings health.

New Heart English Bible
There is one who speaks rashly like the piercing of a sword, but the tongue of the wise heals.

World English Bible
There is one who speaks rashly like the piercing of a sword, but the tongue of the wise heals.

American King James Version
There is that speaks like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise is health.

American Standard Version
There is that speaketh rashly like the piercings of a sword; But the tongue of the wise is health.

A Faithful Version
There are those who speak like the piercings of a sword, but the tongue of the wise heals.

Darby Bible Translation
There is that babbleth like the piercings of a sword; but the tongue of the wise is health.

English Revised Version
There is that speaketh rashly like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise is health.

Webster's Bible Translation
There is that speaketh like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise is health.

Early Modern
Geneva Bible of 1587
There is that speaketh wordes like the prickings of a sworde: but the tongue of wise men is health.

Bishops' Bible of 1568
A slaunderous person pricketh lyke a sworde: but a wise mans tongue is wholsome.

Coverdale Bible of 1535
A slaunderous personne pricketh like a swerde, but a wyse mans tonge is wholsome.
Literal Translations
Literal Standard Version
A rash speaker is like piercings of a sword, "" And the tongue of the wise is healing.

Young's Literal Translation
A rash speaker is like piercings of a sword, And the tongue of the wise is healing.

Smith's Literal Translation
There is he talking idly as the piercings of the sword: and the tongue of the wise is healing.

Catholic Translations
Douay-Rheims Bible
There is that promiseth, and is pricked as it were with a sword of conscience: but the tongue of the wise is health.

Catholic Public Domain Version
He who makes promises is also jabbed, as if with a sword, in conscience. But the tongue of the wise is reasonable.

Translations from Aramaic
Peshitta Holy Bible Translated
There are those that speak a stabbing sword, but the tongue of the wise heals.

Lamsa Bible
There are those whose speech is like the piercing of a sword; but the tongue of the wise heals.

OT Translations
JPS Tanakh 1917
There is that speaketh like the piercings of a sword; But the tongue of the wise is health.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Some wound as they speak, like swords; but the tongues of the wise heal.








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