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Proverbs 11:30

    Proverbs 11:30 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that wins souls is wise.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; And he that is wise winneth souls.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The fruit of righteousness is a tree of life, but violent behaviour takes away souls.

    Webster's Revision

    The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; And he that is wise winneth souls.

    World English Bible

    The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life. He who is wise wins souls.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that is wise winneth souls.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 11:30

    The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life - עץ חיים ets chaiyim, "the tree of lives." It is like that tree which grew in the paradise of God; increasing the bodily and mental vigor of those who ate of it.

    He that winneth souls is wise - Wisdom seeks to reclaim the wanderers; and he who is influenced by wisdom will do the same.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 11:30

    Winneth souls - Better, a wise man winneth souls. He that is wise draws the souls of people to himself, just as the fruit of the righteous is to all around him a tree of life, bearing new fruits of healing evermore. The phrase is elsewhere translated by "taketh the life" 1 Kings 19:4; Psalm 31:13. The wise man is the true conqueror. For the Christian meaning given to these words, see the New Testament reference in the margin.

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 11:30

    11:30 The fruit - His discourses and his whole conversation, is like the fruit of the tree of life. Winneth - That gains souls to God.