Proverbs 11:17

“The merciful man doeth good to his own soul: but he that is cruel troubleth his own flesh.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The mercifull man doeth good to his owne soule: but he that is cruell, troubleth his owne flesh.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The merciful man does himself good, But the cruel man does himself harm.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The merciful man doeth good to his own soul; But he that is cruel troubleth his own flesh.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The man who has mercy will be rewarded, but the cruel man is the cause of trouble to himself.
- Basic English Bible

The merciful man doeth good to his own soul; but the cruel troubleth his own flesh.
- Darby Bible

The merciful man doeth good to his own soul: but he that is cruel troubleth his own flesh.
- Webster's Bible

The merciful man does good to his own soul, but he who is cruel troubles his own flesh.
- World English Bible

A kind man is rewarding his own soul, And the fierce is troubling his own flesh.
- Youngs Literal Bible

The merciful man doeth good to his own soul; but he that is cruel troubleth his own flesh.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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