Proverbs 10:21

“The lips of the righteous feed many: but fools die for want of wisdom.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The lippes of the righteous feed many: but fooles die for want of wisedome.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The lips of the righteous feed many, But fools die for lack of understanding.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The lips of the righteous feed many; But the foolish die for lack of understanding.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The lips of the upright man give food to men, but the foolish come to death for need of sense.
- Basic English Bible

The lips of a righteous [man] feed many; but fools die for want of understanding.
- Darby Bible

The lips of the righteous feed many: but fools die for want of wisdom.
- Webster's Bible

The lips of the righteous feed many, but the foolish die for lack of understanding.
- World English Bible

The lips of the righteous delight many, And fools for lack of heart die.
- Youngs Literal Bible

The lips of the righteous feed many; but the foolish die for want of understanding.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 10:21


10:21 Feed - By their wise discourses and counsels. Die - They have not wisdom to preserve themselves, much less to feed others.


Discussion for Proverbs 10:21

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