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

  • BSP
    Verse 25: Some may hold back from giving because they feel that they will not have enough for themselves. This verse is a promise from God that the generous person will prosper.
  • Obbie Beal
    Thank God for His Wisdom in this proverb, It is a 'Lamp' and 'Guide' for the human race. WOW!
  • Galen Wright
    Very hard to answer,"never give up, you wouldn't stop keeping his commandments. Did Jesus give up or did he stick it out to the very end!
    There is so much opposition out there or most the people closest to you!
  • Steve morrow
    PROVERBS 15:4 A WHOLESOME TONGUE IS A TREE OF LIFE BUT PERVERSENESS THEREIN IS A BREACH IN THE SPIRIT JOHN 6:63 IT IS THE SPIRIT THAT QUICKENETH THE FLESH PROFITETH NOTHING THE WORDS THAT --- I SPEAK --- THEY ARE SPIRIT AND THEY ARE LIFE ROMANS 8:10 AND IF CHRIST BE IN YOU THE BODY IS DEAD BECAUSE OF SIN BUT THE SPIRIT IS --LIFE-- BECAUSE OF --RIGHTEOUSNESS-- PROVERBS 8:8 ALL THE WORDS OF --MY MOUTH-- ARE IN RIGHTEOUSNESS THERE IS NOTHING FROWARD OR PERVERSE IN THEM EPHESIANS 5:9 FOR THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT IS IN ALL GOODNESS AND RIGHTEOUSNESS AND TRUTH PROVERBS 12:17 HE THAT SPEAKETH TRUTH SHOWETH FORTH RIGHTEOUSNESS BUT A FALSE WITNESS DECEIT ROMANS 6:16 KNOW YOU NOT THAT TO WHOM YOU YIELD YOURSELVES SERVANTS TO OBEY HIS SERVANTS YOU ARE TO WHOM YOU OBEY WHETHER OF SIN UNTO DEATH OR OF OBEDIENCE UNTO RIGHTEOUSNESS 1 JOHN 2:29 IF YOU KNOW THAT HE IS RIGHTEOUS YOU KNOW THAT EVERYONE THAT DOETH RIGHTEOUSNESS IS BORN OF HIM
  • Lilian
    We must be born again in Spirit and not in the flesh I will praise you and worship you Jesus for you are worthy thanks to your blood Jesus amen
  • Steve morrow
    PROVERBS 11:4 RICHES PROFIT NOT IN THE DAY OF WRATH BUT RIGHTEOUSNESS DELIVERETH FROM DEATH PROVERBS 10:2 TREASURES OF WICKEDNESS PROFIT NOTHING BUT RIGHTEOUSNESS DELIVERETH FROM DEATH ACTS 10:35 BUT IN EVERY NATION HE THAT FEARETH HIM AND WORKETH RIGHTEOUSNESS IS ACCEPTED WITH HIM