TOPICAL PROVERBS

by Grant Hodges

Wisdom for the Children of the King

SPEECH

NIV
4:24 - Put away perversity from your mouth; keep corrupt talk far from your lips.
10:11 - The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life, but violence overwhelms the mouth of the wicked.
10:19 - When words are many, sin is not absent, but he who holds his tongue is wise.
10:20 - The Lord detests men of perverse heart but he delights in those whose ways are blameless.
10:21 - The lips of the righteous nourish many, but fools die for lack of judgment.
10:31 - The mouth of the righteous brings forth wisdom, but a perverse tongue will be cut out.
10:32 - The lips of the righteous know what is fitting, but the mouth of the wicked only what is perverse.
11:9 - With his mouth the godless destroys his neighbor, but through knowledge the righteous escape.
11:11 - Through the blessing of the upright a city is exalted, but by the mouth of the wicked it is destroyed.
11:12 - A man who lacks judgment derides his neighbor, but a man of understanding holds his tongue.
11:13 - A gossip betrays a confidence, but a trustworthy man keeps a secret.
12:6 - The words of the wicked lie in wait for blood, but the speech of the upright rescues them.
12:13 - An evil man is trapped by his sinful talk, but a righteous man escapes trouble.
12:14 - From the fruit of his lips a man is filled with good things as surely as the work of his hands rewards him.
12:17 - A truthful witness gives honest testimony, but a false witness tells lies.
12:18 - Reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.
12:19 - Truthful lips endure forever, but a lying tongue lasts only a moment.
12:25 - An anxious heart weighs a man down, but a kind word cheers him up.
13:2 - From the fruit of his lips a man enjoys good things, but the unfaithful have a craving for violence.
13:3 - He who guards his lips guards his life, but he who speaks rashly will come to ruin.
14:3 - A fool's talk brings a rod to his back, but the lips of the wise protect them.
14:23 - All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty.
15:1 - A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.
15:2 - The tongue of the wise commends knowledge, but the mouth of the fool gushes folly.
15:4 - The tongue that brings healing is a tree of life, but a deceitful tongue crushes the spirit.
15:7 - The lips of the wise spread knowledge; not so the hearts of fools.
15:23 - A man finds joy in giving an apt reply-- and how good is a timely word!
15:26 - The Lord detests the thoughts of the wicked, but those of the pure are pleasing to him.
15:28 - The heart of the righteous weighs its answers, but the mouth of the wicked gushes evil.
16:24 - Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.
16:27 - A scoundrel plots evil, and his speech is like a scorching fire.
17:4 - A wicked man listens to evil lips; a liar pays attention to a malicious tongue.
17:27 - A man of knowledge uses words with restraint, and a man of understanding is even-tempered.
17:28 - Even a fool is thought wise if he keeps silent, and discerning if he holds his tongue.
18:6 - A fool's lips bring him strife, and his mouth invites a beating.
18:7 - A fool's mouth is his undoing, and his lips are a snare to his soul.
18:8 - The words of a gossip are like choice morsels; they go down to a man's inmost parts.
18:20 - From the fruit of his mouth a man's stomach is filled; with the harvest from his lips he is satisfied.
18:21 - The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.
20:15 - Gold there is, and rubies in abundance, but lips that speak knowledge are a rare jewel.
21:23 - He who guards his mouth and his tongue keeps himself from calamity.
22:11 - He who loves a pure heart and whose speech is gracious will have the king for his friend.
25:11 - A word aptly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver.
25:12 - Like an earring of gold or an ornament of fine gold is a wise man's rebuke to a listening ear.
25:23 - As a north wind brings rain, so a sly tongue brings angry looks.
29:11 - A fool gives full vent to his anger, but a wise man keeps himself under control.
29:20 - Do you see a man who speaks in haste? There is more hope for a fool than for him.
30:10 - "Do not slander a servant to his master, or he will curse you, and you will pay for it."
30:32 - "If you have played the fool and exalted yourself, or if you have planned evil, clap your hand over your mouth!"
31:8 - "Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute.
31:9 - Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy."

NASB
4:24 - Put away from you a deceitful mouth and put devious speech far from you.
10:11 - The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life, but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.
10:19 - When there are many words, transgression is unavoidable, but he who restrains his lips is wise
10:20 - The tongue of the righteous is as choice silver, the heart of the wicked is worth little.
10:21 - The lips of the righteous feed many, but fools die for lack of understanding.
10:31 - The mouth of the righteous flows with wisdom, but the perverted tongue will be cut out.
10:32 - The lips of the righteous bring forth what is acceptable, but the mouth of the wicked what is perverted.
11:9 - With his mouth the godless man destroys his neighbor, but through knowledge the righteous will be delivered.
11:11 - By the blessing of the upright a city is exalted, but by the mouth of the wicked it is torn down.
11:12 - He who despises his neighbor lacks sense, but a man of understanding keeps silent.
11:13 - He who goes about as a talebearer reveals secrets, but he who is trustworthy conceals a matter.
12:6 - The words of the wicked lie in wait for blood, but the mouth of the upright will deliver them.
12:13 - An evil man is ensnared by the transgression of his lips, but the righteous will escape from trouble.
12:14 - 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.
12:17 - He who speaks truth tells what is right, but a false witness, deceit.
12:18 - There is one who speaks rashly like the thrusts of a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.
12:19 - Truthful lips will be established forever, but a lying tongue is only for a moment.
12:25 - Anxiety in a man's heart weighs it down, but a good word makes it glad.
13:2 - From the fruit of a man's mouth he enjoys good, but the desire of the treacherous is violence.
13:3 - The one who guards his mouth preserves his life; The one who opens wide his lips comes to ruin.
14:3 - In the mouth of the foolish is a rod for his back,but the lips of the wise will protect them.
14:23 - In all labor there is profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty.
15:1 - A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.
15:2 - The tongue of the wise makes knowledge acceptable, but the mouth of fools spouts folly.
15:4 - A soothing tongue is a tree of life, but perversion in it crushes the spirit.
15:7 - The lips of the wise spread knowledge, but the hearts of fools are not so.
15:23 - A man has joy in an apt answer, and how delightful is a timely word!
15:26 - Evil plans are an abomination to the LORD, but pleasant words are pure.
15:28 - The heart of the righteous ponders how to answer, but the mouth of the wicked pours out evil things.
16:24 - Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.
16:27 - A worthless man digs up evil, while his words are like scorching fire.
17:4 - An evildoer listens to wicked lips; A liar pays attention to a destructive tongue.
17:27 - He who restrains his words has knowledge, and he who has a cool spirit is a man of understanding
17:28 - Even a fool, when he keeps silent, is considered wise; When he closes his lips, he is considered prudent.
18:6 - A fool's lips bring strife, and his mouth calls for blows.
18:7 - A fool's mouth is his ruin, and his lips are the snare of his soul.
18:8 - The words of a whisperer are like dainty morsels, and they go down into the innermost parts of the body.
18:20 - With the fruit of a man's mouth his stomach will be satisfied; He will be satisfied with the product of his lips.
18:21 = Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit.
20:15 - There is gold, and an abundance of jewels; But the lips of knowledge are a more precious thing.
21:23 - He who guards his mouth and his tongue, guards his soul from troubles.
22:11 - He who loves purity of heart and whose speech is gracious, the king is his friend.
25:11 - Like apples of gold in settings of silver is a word spoken in right circumstances.
25:12 - Like an earring of gold and an ornament of fine gold is a wise reprover to a listening ear.
25:23 - The north wind brings forth rain, and a backbiting tongue, an angry countenance.
29:11 - A fool always loses his temper, but a wise man holds it back.
29:20 - Do you see a man who is hasty in his words? There is more hope for a fool than for him.
30:10 - Do not slander a slave to his master, or he will curse you and you will be found guilty.
30:32 - If you have been foolish in exalting yourself or if you have plotted evil, put your hand on your mouth.
31:8 - Open your mouth for the mute, for the rights of all the unfortunate.
31:9 - Open your mouth, judge righteously, and defend the rights of the afflicted and needy.

KJV
4:24 - Put away from thee a froward mouth, and perverse lips put far from thee.
10:11 - The mouth of a righteous man is a well of life: but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked.
10:19 - In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin: but he that refraineth his lips is wise.
10:20 - The tongue of the just is as choice silver: the heart of the wicked is little worth.
10:21 - The lips of the righteous feed many: but fools die for want of wisdom.
10:31 - The mouth of the just bringeth forth wisdom: but the froward tongue shall be cut out.
10:32 - The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable: but the mouth of the wicked speaketh frowardness
11:9 - An hypocrite with his mouth destroyeth his neighbour: but through knowledge shall the just be delivered.
11:11 - By the blessing of the upright the city is exalted: but it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked.
11:12 - He that is void of wisdom despiseth his neighbour: but a man of understanding holdeth his peace.
11:13 - A talebearer revealeth secrets: but he that is of a faithful spirit concealeth the matter.
12:6 - The words of the wicked are to lie in wait for blood: but the mouth of the upright shall deliver them.
12:13 - The wicked is snared by the transgression of his lips: but the just shall come out of trouble.
12:14 - 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.
12:17 - He that speaketh truth showeth forth righteousness: but a false witness deceit.
12:18 - There is that speaketh like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise is health.
12:19 - The lip of truth shall be established for ever: but a lying tongue is but for a moment.
12:25 - Heaviness in the heart of man maketh it stoop: but a good word maketh it glad.
13:2 - A man shall eat good by the fruit of his mouth: but the soul of the transgressors shall eat violence.
13:3 - He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life: but he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction.
14:3 - In the mouth of the foolish is a rod of pride: but the lips of the wise shall preserve them.
14:23 - In all labour there is profit: but the talk of the lips tendeth only to penury.
15:1 - A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.
15:2 - The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness.
15:4 - A wholesome tongue is a tree of life: but perverseness therein is a breach in the spirit.
15:7 - The lips of the wise disperse knowledge: but the heart of the foolish doeth not so.
15:23 - A man hath joy by the answer of his mouth: and a word spoken in due season, how good is it!
15:26 - The thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to the LORD: but the words of the pure are pleasant words.
15:28 - The heart of the righteous studieth to answer: but the mouth of the wicked poureth out evil things.
16:24 - Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.
16:27 - An ungodly man diggeth up evil: and in his lips there is as a burning fire.
17:4 - A wicked doer giveth heed to false lips; and a liar giveth ear to a naughty tongue.
17:27 - He that hath knowledge spareth his words: and a man of understanding is of an excellent spirit.
17:28 - Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.
18:6 - A fool's lips enter into contention, and his mouth calleth for strokes.
18:7 - A fool's mouth is his destruction, and his lips are the snare of his soul.
18:8 - The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.
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.
18:21 - Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.
20:15 - There is gold, and a multitude of rubies: but the lips of knowledge are a precious jewel.
21:23 - Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles.
22:11 - He that loveth pureness of heart, for the grace of his lips the king shall be his friend.
25:11 - A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.
25:12 - As an earring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold, so is a wise reprover upon an obedient ear.
25:23 - The north wind driveth away rain: so doth an angry countenance a backbiting tongue.
29:11 - A fool uttereth all his mind: but a wise man keepeth it in till afterwards.
29:20 - Seest thou a man that is hasty in his words? there is more hope of a fool than of him.
30:10 - Accuse not a servant unto his master, lest he curse thee, and thou be found guilty.
30:32 - If thou hast done foolishly in lifting up thyself, or if thou hast thought evil, lay thine hand upon thy mouth.
31:8 - Open thy mouth for the dumb in the cause of all such as are appointed to destruction.
31:9 - Open thy mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy.


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