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A wholesome tongue is a tree of life: but perverseness therein is a breach in the spirit.
- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
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Other Translations of Proverbs 15:4
A wholesome tongue is a tree of life: but peruersnesse therein is a breach in the spirit.- King James Version (1611)
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A soothing tongue is a tree of life, But perversion in it crushes the spirit.- New American Standard Version (1995)
A gentle tongue is a tree of life; But perverseness therein is a breaking of the spirit.- American Standard Version (1901)
A comforting tongue is a tree of life, but a twisted tongue is a crushing of the spirit.- Basic English Bible
Gentleness of tongue is a tree of life; but crookedness therein is a breaking of the spirit.- Darby Bible
A wholesome tongue is a tree of life: but perverseness in it is a breach in the spirit. - Webster's Bible
A gentle tongue is a tree of life, but deceit in it crushes the spirit.- World English Bible
A healed tongue [is] a tree of life, And perverseness in it -- a breach in the spirit.- Youngs Literal Bible
A soothing tongue is a tree of life; but perverseness therein is a wound to the spirit.- Jewish Publication Society Bible
View Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 15:4
15:4 Wholesome - Which utters sound and useful counsels. Tree of life - Is greatly useful to preserve the present life, and to promote the spiritual and eternal life, both of the speaker and hearers. Perverseness - False or corrupt speeches. A breach - Disturbs and wounds the spirits, both of the speaker and hearers.
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