Proverbs 13:2
New International Version
From the fruit of their lips people enjoy good things, but the unfaithful have an appetite for violence.

New Living Translation
Wise words will win you a good meal, but treacherous people have an appetite for violence.

English Standard Version
From the fruit of his mouth a man eats what is good, but the desire of the treacherous is for violence.

Berean Study Bible
From the fruit of his lips a man enjoys good things, but the desire of the faithless is violence.

King James Bible
A man shall eat good by the fruit of his mouth: but the soul of the transgressors shall eat violence.

New King James Version
A man shall eat well by the fruit of his mouth, But the soul of the unfaithful feeds on violence.

New American Standard Bible
From the fruit of a person’s mouth he enjoys good, But the desire of the treacherous is violence.

NASB 1995
From the fruit of a man’s mouth he enjoys good, But the desire of the treacherous is violence.

NASB 1977
From the fruit of a man’s mouth he enjoys good, But the desire of the treacherous is violence.

Amplified Bible
From the fruit of his mouth a [wise] man enjoys good, But the desire of the treacherous is for violence.

Christian Standard Bible
From the fruit of his mouth, a person will enjoy good things, but treacherous people have an appetite for violence.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
From the words of his mouth, a man will enjoy good things, but treacherous people have an appetite for violence.

American Standard Version
A man shall eat good by the fruit of his mouth; But the soul of the treacherous'shall eat violence.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
A good man will be satisfied from the fruit of his mouth and the souls of the evil will be destroyed.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
A good man shall eat of the fruits of righteousness: but the lives of transgressors shall perish before their time.

Contemporary English Version
You will be well rewarded for saying something kind, but all some people think about is how to be cruel and mean.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Of the fruit of his own mouth shall a man be filled with good things: but the soul of transgressors is wicked.

English Revised Version
A man shall eat good by the fruit of his mouth: but the soul of the treacherous shall eat violence.

Good News Translation
Good people will be rewarded for what they say, but those who are deceitful are hungry for violence.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A person eats well as a result of his speaking ability, but the appetite of treacherous people [craves] violence.

International Standard Version
From the fruit of his words a man receives benefit, but the treacherous crave violence.

JPS Tanakh 1917
A man shall eat good from the fruit of his mouth; But the desire of the faithless is violence.

Literal Standard Version
A man eats good from the fruit of the mouth, And the soul of the treacherous—violence.

NET Bible
From the fruit of his speech a person eats good things, but the faithless desire the fruit of violence.

New Heart English Bible
By the fruit of his lips, a man enjoys good things; but the unfaithful crave violence.

World English Bible
By the fruit of his lips, a man enjoys good things; but the unfaithful crave violence.

Young's Literal Translation
From the fruit of the mouth a man eateth good, And the soul of the treacherous -- violence.

Additional Translations ...
Context
A Father's Discipline
1A wise son heeds his father’s discipline, but a mocker does not listen to rebuke. 2From the fruit of his lips a man enjoys good things, but the desire of the faithless is violence. 3He who guards his mouth protects his life, but the one who opens his lips invites his own ruin.…

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

Proverbs 4:17
For they eat the bread of wickedness and drink the wine of violence.

Proverbs 12:14
By fruitful speech a man is filled with good things, and the work of his hands returns to him.

Proverbs 18:21
Life and death are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit.

Hosea 10:13
You have plowed wickedness and reaped injustice; you have eaten the fruit of lies. Because you have trusted in your own way and in the multitude of your mighty men,


Treasury of Scripture

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

eat

Proverbs 12:14
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.

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

the soul

Proverbs 1:11-13,18,31
If they say, Come with us, let us lay wait for blood, let us lurk privily for the innocent without cause: …

Proverbs 4:17
For they eat the bread of wickedness, and drink the wine of violence.

Proverbs 10:11
The mouth of a righteous man is a well of life: but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked.









(2) A man shall eat good by the fruit of his mouth.--See above on Proverbs 12:14.

Shall eat violence.--Comp. Proverbs 1:31; Proverbs 26:6.

Verse 2. - A man shall eat good by the fruit of his mouth (Proverbs 12:14; Proverbs 18:20). By his kindly speech and wise counsels he shall gain the good will of his neighbours and the blessing of God. Schultens observes that the word rendered "good" (tob) means what is pleasant to taste and smell, while that translated "violence" (chamas) signifies literally what is crude and unripe. The soul of the transgressors shall eat violence (Proverbs 1:31). The Authorized Version introduces the verb from the first clause unnecessarily. The meaning of this rendering is that sinners, especially the treacherous, bring on themselves retribution; the injuries which they devise against others recoil on their own heads (Proverbs 10:6). The Hebrew is, "The soul (i.e. the desire, or delight) of the perfidious (is) violence." Such men have only one thing at heart, viz. to wrong their neighbour, and to increase their own property by any, even nefarious, precedings. Septuagint, "Of the fruits of righteousness the good man shall eat; but the lives of transgressors shall perish untimely."

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
From the fruit
מִפְּרִ֣י (mip·pə·rî)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 6529: Fruit

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

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

will enjoy
יֹ֣אכַל (yō·ḵal)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 398: To eat

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

but the desire
וְנֶ֖פֶשׁ (wə·ne·p̄eš)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 5315: A soul, living being, life, self, person, desire, passion, appetite, emotion

of the faithless
בֹּגְדִ֣ים (bō·ḡə·ḏîm)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's 898: To cover, to act covertly, to pillage

is violence.
חָמָֽס׃ (ḥā·mās)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 2555: Violence, wrong, by meton, unjust gain


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