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Proverbs 10:11

    Proverbs 10:11 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    The mouth of a righteous man is a well of life: but violence covers the mouth of the wicked.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life; But violence covereth the mouth of the wicked.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The mouth of the upright man is a fountain of life, but the mouth of the evil-doer is a bitter cup.

    Webster's Revision

    The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life; But violence covereth the mouth of the wicked.

    World English Bible

    The mouth of the righteous is a spring of life, but violence covers the mouth of the wicked.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life: but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 10:11

    The mouth of a righteous man is a well of life - מקור חיים mekor chaiyim, is the vein of lives; an allusion to the great aorta, which conveys the blood from the heart to every art of the body. The latter clause of this verse is the same with that of Proverbs 10:6.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 10:11

    Compare Proverbs 10:6. Streams of living water (like the "fountain of living waters" of Jeremiah 2:13; Jeremiah 17:13, and the "living water" of John 4:10), flow from the mouth of the righteous, but that of the wicked is "covered," i. e., stopped and put to silence by their own violence.