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Proverbs 18:20

    Proverbs 18:20 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    A man's belly shall be satisfied with the fruit of his mouth; and with the increase of his lips shall he be filled.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    A man's belly shall be satisfied with the fruit of his mouth; and with the increase of his lips shall he be filled.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    A man's belly shall be filled with the fruit of his mouth; With the increase of his lips shall he be satisfied.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    With the fruit of a man's mouth his stomach will be full; the produce of his lips will be his in full measure.

    Webster's Revision

    A man's belly shall be filled with the fruit of his mouth; With the increase of his lips shall he be satisfied.

    World English Bible

    A man's stomach is filled with the fruit of his mouth. With the harvest of his lips he is satisfied.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    A man's belly shall be filled with the fruit of his mouth; with the increase of his lips shall he be satisfied.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 18:20

    With the fruit of his mouth - Our own words frequently shape our good or evil fortune in life.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 18:20

    The general sense is plain. A man must for good or evil take the consequence of his words, as well as his deeds. Compare the marginal reference.

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 18:20

    18:20 Satisfied - Wise discourses tend to the satisfaction of the speaker, as well as to the good of the hearers.