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Proverbs 10:31

    Proverbs 10:31 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    The mouth of the just bringeth forth wisdom: but the froward tongue shall be cut out.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    The mouth of the just brings forth wisdom: but the fraudulent tongue shall be cut out.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    The mouth of the righteous bringeth forth wisdom; But the perverse tongue shall be cut off.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The mouth of the upright man is budding with wisdom, but the twisted tongue will be cut off.

    Webster's Revision

    The mouth of the righteous bringeth forth wisdom; But the perverse tongue shall be cut off.

    World English Bible

    The mouth of the righteous brings forth wisdom, but the perverse tongue will be cut off.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    The mouth of the righteous bringeth forth wisdom: but the froward tongue shall be cut off.

    Definitions for Proverbs 10:31

    Froward - Perverse; deceitful; false.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 10:31

    The froward tongue shall be cut out - This probably alludes to the punishment of cutting out the tongue for blasphemy, treasonable speeches, profane swearing, or such like. The tunge of schrewis schal perishen. - Old MS. Bible. Were the tongue of every shrew or scold to be extracted, we should soon have much less noise in the world.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 10:31

    Bringeth forth ... - As a tree full of life and sap brings forth its fruit. So the "froward tongue" is like a tree that brings forth evil and not good fruit; it "shall be cut down." The abuse of God's gift of speech will lead ultimately to its forfeiture. There shall, at last, be the silence of shame and confusion.