Proverbs 15:4
Modern Translations
New International Version
The soothing tongue is a tree of life, but a perverse tongue crushes the spirit.

New Living Translation
Gentle words are a tree of life; a deceitful tongue crushes the spirit.

English Standard Version
A gentle tongue is a tree of life, but perverseness in it breaks the spirit.

Berean Study Bible
A soothing tongue is a tree of life, but a perverse tongue crushes the spirit.

New American Standard Bible
A soothing tongue is a tree of life, But perversion in it crushes the spirit.

NASB 1995
A soothing tongue is a tree of life, But perversion in it crushes the spirit.

NASB 1977
A soothing tongue is a tree of life, But perversion in it crushes the spirit.

Amplified Bible
A soothing tongue [speaking words that build up and encourage] is a tree of life, But a perversive tongue [speaking words that overwhelm and depress] crushes the spirit.

Christian Standard Bible
The tongue that heals is a tree of life, but a devious tongue breaks the spirit.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The tongue that heals is a tree of life, but a devious tongue breaks the spirit.

Contemporary English Version
Kind words are good medicine, but deceitful words can really hurt.

Good News Translation
Kind words bring life, but cruel words crush your spirit.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A soothing tongue is a tree of life, but a deceitful tongue breaks the spirit.

International Standard Version
A gentle statement is a tree of life, but perverted speech shatters the spirit.

NET Bible
Speech that heals is like a life-giving tree, but a perverse tongue breaks the spirit.
Classic Translations
King James Bible
A wholesome tongue is a tree of life: but perverseness therein is a breach in the spirit.

New King James Version
A wholesome tongue is a tree of life, But perverseness in it breaks the spirit.

King James 2000 Bible
A wholesome tongue is a tree of life: but perverseness therein is a breach in the spirit.

New Heart English Bible
A gentle tongue is a tree of life, but deceit in it crushes the spirit.

World English Bible
A gentle tongue is a tree of life, but deceit in it crushes the spirit.

American King James Version
A wholesome tongue is a tree of life: but perverseness therein is a breach in the spirit.

American Standard Version
A gentle tongue is a tree of life; But perverseness therein is a breaking of the spirit.

A Faithful Version
A wholesome tongue is a tree of life, but perverseness in it crushes the spirit.

Darby Bible Translation
Gentleness of tongue is a tree of life; but crookedness therein is a breaking of the spirit.

English Revised Version
A wholesome tongue is a tree of life: but perverseness therein is a breaking of the spirit.

Webster's Bible Translation
A wholesome tongue is a tree of life: but perverseness in it is a breach in the spirit.

Early Modern
Geneva Bible of 1587
A wholesome tongue is as a tree of life: but the frowardnes therof is the breaking of ye minde.

Bishops' Bible of 1568
A wholsome tongue is a tree of lyfe: but the frowardnesse therof doth make sad the spirite.

Coverdale Bible of 1535
A wholsome tonge is a tre of life, but he that abuseth it, hath a broken mynde.
Literal Translations
Literal Standard Version
A healed tongue [is] a tree of life, "" And perverseness in it—a breach in the spirit.

Young's Literal Translation
A healed tongue is a tree of life, And perverseness in it -- a breach in the spirit.

Smith's Literal Translation
The healing of the tongue the tree of life: and perverseness in it a breaking in the spirit.

Catholic Translations
Douay-Rheims Bible
A peaceable tongue is a tree of life: but that which is immoderate, shall crush the spirit.

Catholic Public Domain Version
A peaceful tongue is a tree of life. But that which is immoderate will crush the spirit.

Translations from Aramaic
Peshitta Holy Bible Translated
The tree of life is the healing of the tongue, and he that eats its fruit will be filled by it.

Lamsa Bible
A wholesome tongue is a tree of life, and he who eats of its fruit shall be filled with it.

OT Translations
JPS Tanakh 1917
A soothing tongue is a tree of life; But perverseness therein is a wound to the spirit.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
The wholesome tongue is a tree of life, and he that keeps it shall be filled with understanding.








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