Proverbs 11:30

“The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life: and hee that winneth soules, is wise.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, And he who is wise wins souls.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; And he that is wise winneth souls.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The fruit of righteousness is a tree of life, but violent behaviour takes away souls.
- Basic English Bible

The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and the wise winneth souls.
- Darby Bible

The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise.
- Webster's Bible

The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life. He who is wise wins souls.
- World English Bible

The fruit of the righteous [is] a tree of life, And whoso is taking souls [is] wise.
- Youngs Literal Bible

The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that is wise winneth souls.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 11:30


11:30 The fruit - His discourses and his whole conversation, is like the fruit of the tree of life. Winneth - That gains souls to God.


Discussion for Proverbs 11:30

  • Show me a soul winner and i will show you a man who knows the way to God 's heart.
  • MockingBird for verse 30
    I believe the fruit that the Lord is talking about here is the fruit of my mouth : What am I saying ? I ask myself : Am I speaking words of life to an individual and myself so that it will turn them to the Lord Jesus or negative words that bring death and destruction. Life and death is in the power of the tongue. It is the wisdom of God to bring forth life and healing to a lost and dying world and to our fellow believers and myself. And ourselves. My tongue controls my ship where I want it to go !!!
  • AMEN JAY for verse 30
    its said what will it profit a man to gain the whole world and loss his soul, so greater to win soul and help individual grow in THY LORD rather offering things of this world because is totally going to be worthless at the end of time.Oh LORD may our work Honor YOU,and attract men to YOUR Kingdom AMEN
  • Michelle for verse 30
    The word that come from our mouth are soul food so be wise in what we say to another
  • The Basic English Bible translation is jarringly different from the other translations, and in my opinion, wrong how does it get "violent behaviour takes away souls " from "he that winneth souls is wise "? Compare with all of the other translations. Where did the violence them come from? How could Basic turn a basically evangelic verse into such a negative expression?
  • HARRY ALLISON for verse 30
    PEOPLE OF INTEGRITY,HONOR,and GRACE are better off than the wicked,in the short and long run.