Proverbs 21:6

“The getting of treasures by a lying tongue, is a vanitie tossed to and fro of them that seeke death.”

1611 King James Version (KJV)




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Other Translations

The getting of treasures by a lying tongue [is] a vanity tossed to and fro of them that seek death.
- King James Version

The acquisition of treasures by a lying tongue Is a fleeting vapor, the pursuit of death.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The getting of treasures by a lying tongue Is a vapor driven to and fro by them that seek death.
- American Standard Version (1901)

He who gets stores of wealth by a false tongue, is going after what is only breath, and searching for death.
- Basic English Bible

The getting of treasures by a lying tongue is a fleeting breath of them that seek death.
- Darby Bible

The getting of treasures by a lying tongue is a vanity tossed to and fro by them that seek death.
- Webster's Bible

Getting treasures by a lying tongue is a fleeting vapor for those who seek death.
- World English Bible

The making of treasures by a lying tongue, [Is] a vanity driven away of those seeking death.
- Youngs Literal Bible

The getting of treasures by a lying tongue is a vapour driven to and fro; they that seek them seek death.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 21:6


21:6 Lying tongue - By any false or deceitful words or actions. Is tossed - Is like the chaff or smoak driven away by the wind. Of them - That take those courses which will bring destruction upon them.


Discussion for Proverbs 21

  • Will of my father
    A brawling woman is not a Godly woman. The man and the woman must yield to the leading of the Holy Ghost just as the bride of Christ (the chuch) to Him that your prayers be not hindered. Check out 1 Peter 3
  • Donna
    I'm shocked and sadden. Are these Christians responding here. You talk only about the nagging wife.-But there is a root to this fruit. "Why?" She is responding to something wrong. How she responds gets on the man's nerves, but there is something the man is lacking here. It is responsiblity. When she responds like this, it may make you want to be anywhere but there, but She has unmet needs. Love h
  • Benny
    Clay it's just saying who can mess with the creator? You can't touch his absolute superiority on all counts.
  • Cynthia
    In life there are so many enemies of destiny and talking about our plans most times gives them the edge to manipulate. It is better to talk your plans over to God than man. He will give you better direction. So, thank God for this word that came to me today as a reminder that I should talk less about my plans and depend on God to help achieve my plans. Also, I don t need to have an opinion in every matter that is brought around me. Sometimes, people capitalize on the word you say and use it against you. I have been in so many situations to know that most times having no opinion is better than be a smart aleck . So yes, He who keeps his mouth and tongue, keeps his soul from trouble.
  • BSP
    It is important that we keep our words in check and we can avoid a lot of problems if we think before we speak.
  • BSP
    Verse 30~ No matter how practical human wisdom may seem, if it is in opposition to the wisdom from Jehovah God it will ultimately result in foolishness.

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