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Proverbs 12:18

    Proverbs 12:18 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    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 rashly 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.

    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.

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 12:18

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