Proverbs 12:14
New International Version
From the fruit of their lips people are filled with good things, and the work of their hands brings them reward.

New Living Translation
Wise words bring many benefits, and hard work brings rewards.

English Standard Version
From the fruit of his mouth a man is satisfied with good, and the work of a man’s hand comes back to him.

Berean Study Bible
By fruitful speech a man will be filled with good things, and the work of a man’s hands will reward him.

New American Standard Bible
A man will be satisfied with good by the fruit of his words, And the deeds of a man's hands will return to him.

King James Bible
A man shall be satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth: and the recompence of a man's hands shall be rendered unto him.

Christian Standard Bible
A person will be satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth, and the work of a person's hands will reward him.

Contemporary English Version
We are rewarded or punished for what we say and do.

Good News Translation
Your reward depends on what you say and what you do; you will get what you deserve.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A man will be satisfied with good by the words of his mouth, and the work of a man's hands will reward him.

International Standard Version
By his fruitful speech a man can remain satisfied, and a man's handiwork will reward him.

NET Bible
A person will be satisfied with good from the fruit of his words, and the work of his hands will be rendered to him.

New Heart English Bible
A man shall be satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth. The work of a man's hands shall be rewarded to him.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
A man will be satisfied from the fruit of his mouth and every son of man is rewarded according to the work of his hands.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
One person enjoys good things as a result of his speaking ability. Another is paid according to what his hands have accomplished.

JPS Tanakh 1917
A man shall be satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth, And the doings of a man's hands shall be rendered unto him.

New American Standard 1977
A man will be satisfied with good by the fruit of his words, And the deeds of a man’s hands will return to him.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Man shall be satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth, and the recompense of a man's hands shall be rendered unto him.

King James 2000 Bible
A man shall be satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth: and the recompense of a man's hands shall be rendered unto him.

American King James Version
A man shall be satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth: and the recompense of a man's hands shall be rendered to him.

American Standard Version
A man shall be satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth; And the doings of a man's hands shall be rendered unto him.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
The soul of a man shall be filled with good from the fruits of his mouth; and the recompence of his lips shall be given to him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
By the fruit of his own mouth shall a man be filled with good things, and according to the works of his hands it shall be repaid him.

Darby Bible Translation
A man is satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth; and the recompense of a man's hands shall be rendered unto him.

English Revised Version
A man shall be satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth: and the doings of a man's hands shall be rendered unto him.

Webster's Bible Translation
A man shall be satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth: and the recompense of a man's hands shall be rendered to him.

World English Bible
A man shall be satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth. The work of a man's hands shall be rewarded to him.

Young's Literal Translation
From the fruit of the mouth is one satisfied with good, And the deed of man's hands returneth to him.
Study Bible
Loving Discipline and Knowledge
13An evil man is trapped by his rebellious speech, but a righteous man escapes from trouble. 14By fruitful speech a man will be filled with good things, and the work of a man’s hands will reward him. 15The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man listens to counsel.…
Cross References
Job 34:11
For according to a man's deeds, He repays him; according to a man's ways, He brings consequences.

Proverbs 1:31
So they will eat the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices.

Proverbs 13:2
From the fruit of his lips a man will enjoy good things, but the desire of the faithless is violence.

Proverbs 14:14
The backslider in heart will have the fill of his own ways, but a good man will be rewarded for his.

Proverbs 15:23
A man takes joy in a fitting reply, and how good is a timely word!

Proverbs 18:20
From the fruit of his mouth a man's belly is filled; with the harvest from his lips he is satisfied.

Proverbs 19:17
Kindness to the poor is a loan to the LORD, and He will repay the lender.

Proverbs 24:12
If you say, "Behold, we did not know about this," will not He who weighs hearts consider it? Does not the One who guards your life know? Will He not repay a man according to his deeds?

Isaiah 3:10
Tell the righteous it will be well for them, for they will enjoy the fruit of their labor.

Isaiah 3:11
Woe to the wicked; disaster is upon them! For they will be repaid with what their hands have done.

Hosea 4:9
And it shall be like people, like priest. I will punish both of them for their ways and repay them for their deeds.

Treasury of Scripture

A man shall be satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth: and the recompense of a man's hands shall be rendered to him.

satisfied

Proverbs 13:2
A man shall eat good by the fruit of his mouth: but the soul of the transgressors shall eat violence.

Proverbs 18:20,21
A man's belly shall be satisfied with the fruit of his mouth; and with the increase of his lips shall he be filled…

Psalm 63:5
My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness; and my mouth shall praise thee with joyful lips:

and

Isaiah 3:10,11
Say ye to the righteous, that it shall be well with him: for they shall eat the fruit of their doings…

Matthew 10:41,42
He that receiveth a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet's reward; and he that receiveth a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man's reward…

Matthew 16:27
For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works.







Lexicon
By fruitful
מִפְּרִ֣י (mip·pə·rî)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 6529: Fruit

speech
פִי־ (p̄î-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 6310: The mouth, edge, portion, side, according to

a man
אִ֭ישׁ (’îš)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 376: A man as an individual, a male person

will be filled
יִשְׂבַּע־ (yiś·ba‘-)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7646: To be sated, satisfied or surfeited

with good things,
ט֑וֹב (ṭō·wḇ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2896: Pleasant, agreeable, good

and the work
וּגְמ֥וּל (ū·ḡə·mūl)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1576: Treatment, an act, service, requital

of a man’s
אָ֝דָ֗ם (’ā·ḏām)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 120: Ruddy, a human being

hands
יְדֵי־ (yə·ḏê-)
Noun - fdc
Strong's Hebrew 3027: A hand

will reward him.
יָשִׁ֥יב (yā·šîḇ)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7725: To turn back, in, to retreat, again
(14) A man shall be satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth . . .--Even in this life the wise counsels and kindly deeds by which others are aided, the "bread cast upon the waters" (Ecclesiastes 11:1), return to the giver in the shape of love and respect, and. it may be, of similar aid; while the full recompense, "good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over," will come later, at the great day of retribution.

Verse 14. - A man shall be satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth (Proverbs 13:2; Proverbs 14:14; Proverbs 18:20). A man's words are like seeds, and if they are wise and pure and kindly, they will bring forth the fruit of love and favour and respect. Christian commentaters see here a reference to the day of judgment, wherein great stress is laid on the words (Matthew 12:37). Of a man's hands. That which a man has done, his kindly actions, shall meet with full reward (comp. Isaiah 3:10, 11; Matthew 25:35, etc.; Romans 2:6). 12:14. When men use their tongues aright, to teach and comfort others, they enjoy acceptance through Christ Jesus; and the testimony of their conscience, that they in some measure answer the end of their being. 15. A fool, in the sense of Scripture, means a wicked man, one who acts contrary to the wisdom that is from above. His rule is, to do what is right in his own eyes.
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