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Proverbs 15:28

    Proverbs 15:28 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    The heart of the righteous studieth to answer: but the mouth of the wicked poureth out evil things.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    The heart of the righteous studies to answer: but the mouth of the wicked pours out evil things.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    The heart of the righteous studieth to answer; But the mouth of the wicked poureth out evil things.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The heart of the upright gives thought to his answer; but from the mouth of the evil-doer comes a stream of evil things.

    Webster's Revision

    The heart of the righteous studieth to answer; But the mouth of the wicked poureth out evil things.

    World English Bible

    The heart of the righteous weighs answers, but the mouth of the wicked gushes out evil.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    The heart of the righteous studieth to answer: but the mouth of the wicked poureth out evil things.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 15:28

    The heart of the righteous studieth to answer - His tongue never runs before his wit, he never speaks rashly, and never unadvisedly; because he studies - ponders, his thoughts and his words.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 15:28

    Contrast the "studying" of the wise before he answers and the hasty babbling of the foolish. The teaching of our Lord Matthew 10:19 presents us with a different and higher precept, resting upon different conditions.

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 15:28

    15:28 Studieth - He speaks considerately. The mouth - Not the heart; for he rashly speaks what comes into his mouth, without the direction of his heart or conscience.