Proverbs 16 :21

Proverbs 16 :21 Translations

King James Version (KJV)

The wise in heart shall be called prudent: and the sweetness of the lips increases learning.

American King James Version (AKJV)

The wise in heart shall be called prudent: and the sweetness of the lips increases learning.

American Standard Version (ASV)

The wise in heart shall be called prudent; And the sweetness of the lips increaseth learning.

Basic English Translation (BBE)

The wise-hearted will be named men of good sense: and by pleasing words learning is increased.

Webster's Revision

The wise in heart shall be called prudent: and the sweetness of the lips increaseth learning.

World English Bible

The wise in heart shall be called prudent. Pleasantness of the lips promotes instruction.

English Revised Version (ERV)

The wise in heart shall be called prudent: and the sweetness of the lips increaseth learning.

Definitions for Proverbs 16 :21

Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 16 :21

Barnes's Commentary on Proverbs 16 :21

The words point to the conditions of all true growth in wisdom; and he who has the gift of uttering it in winning speech increases it in himself and others.

Wesley's Commentary on Proverbs 16 :21

16:21 The wise - He who is truly wise, shall be so accounted by others. Sweetness - Eloquence added to wisdom. Increaseth - Both in himself, for while a man teaches others, he improves himself; and others, who by this means are induced to hear and receive his instructions.
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