Proverbs 12 :18

Proverbs 12 :18 Translations

American King James Version (AKJV)

There is that speaks like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise is health.

King James Version (KJV)

There is that speaks like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise is health.

American Standard Version (ASV)

There is that speaketh rashly like the piercings of a sword; But the tongue of the wise is health.

Basic English Translation (BBE)

There are some whose uncontrolled talk is like the wounds of a sword, but the tongue of the wise makes one well again.

Webster's Revision

There is that speaketh like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise is health.

World English Bible

There is one who speaks rashly like the piercing of a sword, but the tongue of the wise heals.

English Revised Version (ERV)

There is that speaketh rashly like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise is health.

Definitions for Proverbs 12 :18

Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 12 :18

There is that speaketh - Instead of בוטה boteh, blabbing out, blustering, several MSS. have בוטח boteach, Trusting: and instead of כמדקרות kemadkeroth, As the piercings, seven MSS., with the Complutensian Polyglot, have במדקרות bemadkeroth, In the piercings. "There is that trusteth in the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise is health." But I suppose the former to be the true reading.

Barnes' Commentary on Proverbs 12 :18

Wesley's Commentary on Proverbs 12 :18

12:18 Health - Tends to the comfort and benefit of others.
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