Proverbs 11:30
New International Version
The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and the one who is wise saves lives.

New Living Translation
The seeds of good deeds become a tree of life; a wise person wins friends.

English Standard Version
The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and whoever captures souls is wise.

Berean Study Bible
The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and he who wins souls is wise.

New American Standard Bible
The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, And he who is wise wins souls.

King James Bible
The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise.

Christian Standard Bible
The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and a wise person captivates people.

Contemporary English Version
Live right, and you will eat from the life-giving tree. And if you act wisely, others will follow.

Good News Translation
Righteousness gives life, but violence takes it away.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, but violence takes lives.

International Standard Version
The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and the one who wins people is wise.

NET Bible
The fruit of the righteous is like a tree producing life, and the one who wins souls is wise.

New Heart English Bible
The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he who plucks that life is wise.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life and the souls of the evil will be removed.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The fruit of a righteous person is a tree of life, and a winner of souls is wise.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; And he that is wise winneth souls.

New American Standard 1977
The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, And he who is wise wins souls.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and he that wins souls is wise.

King James 2000 Bible
The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that wins souls is wise.

American King James Version
The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that wins souls is wise.

American Standard Version
The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; And he that is wise winneth souls.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The fruit of the just man is a tree of life: and he that gaineth souls, is wise.

Darby Bible Translation
The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and the wise winneth souls.

English Revised Version
The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that is wise winneth souls.

Webster's Bible Translation
The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise.

World English Bible
The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life. He who is wise wins souls.

Young's Literal Translation
The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, And whoso is taking souls is wise.
Study Bible HEB ▾ 
Dishonest Scales
29He who brings trouble on his house will inherit the wind, and the fool will be servant to the wise of heart. 30The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and he who wins souls is wise. 31If the righteous receive their due on earth, how much more the ungodly and the sinner!…
Cross References
1 Corinthians 9:19
Though I am free of obligation to anyone, I make myself a slave to everyone, to win as many as possible.

James 5:20
consider this: Whoever turns a sinner from the error of his way will save his soul from death and cover over a multitude of sins.

Revelation 2:7
He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who is victorious, I will grant the right to eat from the tree of life in the paradise of God.

Psalm 92:14
In old age they will still bear fruit; healthy and green they will remain,

Proverbs 3:18
She is a tree of life to those who embrace her, and those who lay hold of her are blessed.

Proverbs 12:12
The wicked desire the plunder of evil men, but the root of the righteous flourishes.

Proverbs 14:25
A truthful witness saves lives, but one who utters lies is deceitful.

Daniel 12:3
Then the wise will shine like the brightness of the heavens, and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever.

Treasury of Scripture

The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that wins souls is wise.

fruit

Proverbs 3:18 She is a tree of life to them that lay hold on her: and happy is …

Proverbs 15:4 A wholesome tongue is a tree of life: but perverseness therein is …

and

Daniel 12:3 And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament…

Matthew 4:19 And he said to them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.

John 4:36 And he that reaps receives wages, and gathers fruit to life eternal: …

1 Corinthians 9:19-23 For though I be free from all men, yet have I made myself servant …

1 Thessalonians 2:19 For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? Are not even …

James 5:20 Let him know, that he which converts the sinner from the error of …

winneth

Luke 5:9,10 For he was astonished, and all that were with him, at the draught …







Lexicon
The fruit
פְּֽרִי־ (pə·rî-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 6529: Fruit

of the righteous
צַ֭דִּיק (ṣad·dîq)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6662: Just, righteous

is a tree
עֵ֣ץ (‘êṣ)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 6086: Tree, trees, wood

of life,
חַיִּ֑ים (ḥay·yîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2416: Alive, raw, fresh, strong, life

and he who wins
וְלֹקֵ֖חַ (wə·lō·qê·aḥ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3947: To take

souls
נְפָשׂ֣וֹת‪‬ (nə·p̄ā·śō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5315: A soul, living being, life, self, person, desire, passion, appetite, emotion

[is] wise.
חָכָֽם׃ (ḥā·ḵām)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2450: Wise
(30) The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life.--The righteous, by the performance of his duty to his neighbours, brings, as it were, life and healing (Revelation 22:2) to them, and "the wise man winneth souls," attracts them to himself, and induces them to follow his example.

Verse 30. - The fruit of righteousness (of the righteous) is a tree of life (Proverbs 3:18; Proverbs 13:12); lignum vitae, Vulgate. That which the righteous say and do is, as it were, a fruitful tree which delights and feeds many. A good man's example and teaching promote spiritual health and lead to immortal life. Septuagint, "From the fruit of righteousness springeth a tree of life." And he that winneth souls is wise; rather, he that is wise winneth souls. The latter member is parallel to the former. He who gives men of the tree of life attracts souls to himself, to listen to his teaching and to follow his example. With this "winning of souls" we may compare Christ's promise to the apostles that they should "catch men" (Luke 5:10; comp. James 5:20). The Septuagint introduces an antithesis not found in our Hebrew text: "But the souls of transgressors are taken untimely away." Ewald and others change the present order of clauses in vers. 29 and 30, thinking thus to improve the parallelism. They would rearrange the passage in the following way: "He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind; but the fruit of the righteous is a tree of life. The foolish shall be servant to the wise of heart; but he that is wise winneth souls." There is no authority whatever in the versions or older commentators for this alteration; and the existing arrangement, as we have shown, gives a very good sense. 11:28. The true believer is a branch of the living Vine. When those that take root in the world wither, those who are grafted into Christ shall be fruitful. 29. He that brings trouble upon himself and his family, by carelessness, or by wickedness, shall be unable to keep and enjoy what he gets, as a man is unable to hold the wind, or to satisfy himself with it. 30. The righteous are as trees of life; and their influence upon earth, like the fruits of that tree, support and nourish the spiritual life in many. 31. Even the righteous, when they offend on earth, shall meet with sharp corrections; much more will the wicked meet the due reward of their sins. Let us then seek those blessings which our Surety purchased by his sufferings and death; let us seek to copy his example, and to keep his commandments.
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