Proverbs 12:14

“A man shall be satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth: and the recompence of a man's hands shall be rendered unto him.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

A man shall bee satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth, and the recompence of a mans hands shall bee rendred vnto him.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

A man will be satisfied with good by the fruit of his words, And the deeds of a man's hands will return to him.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

A man shall be satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth; And the doings of a man's hands shall be rendered unto him.
- American Standard Version (1901)

From the fruit of his mouth will a man have good food in full measure, and the work of a man's hands will be rewarded.
- Basic English Bible

A man is satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth; and the recompense of a man's hands shall be rendered unto him.
- Darby Bible

A man shall be satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth: and the recompense of a man's hands shall be rendered to him.
- Webster's Bible

A man shall be satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth. The work of a man's hands shall be rewarded to him.
- World English Bible

From the fruit of the mouth [is] one satisfied [with] good, And the deed of man's hands returneth to him.
- Youngs Literal Bible

A man shall be satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth, and the doings of a man's hands shall be rendered unto him.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 12:14


12:14 Mouth - By his pious and profitable discourses. Hands - Of his actions.


Discussion for Proverbs 12

  • Steve morrow
    PROVERBS 12:17 HE THAT SPEAKETH TRUTH SHOWETH FORTH RIGHTEOUSNESS BUT A FALSE WITNESS DECEIT --- PSALM 15:1 LORD WHO SHALL ABIDE IN THY TABERNACLE WHO SHALL DWELL IN THY HOLY HILL --- 15:2 HE THAT WAKETH UPRIGHTLY AND WORKETH RIGHTEOUSNESS AND SPEAKETH THE TRUTH IN HIS HEART --- EPHESIANS 5:9 FOR THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT IS IN ALL GOOD NESS AND RIGHTEOUSNESS AND TRUTH
  • Bert Clayton
    Too many get pleasure at anothers'misery and suffering. Doesn't matter if human or other species of animal. Or even turning a blind eye with neglect.
  • Brianna vs. 3
    We may see a lot of wickedness in this world go unpunished, however it is not rooted. When God brings judgement, Satan and his elements will be destroyed. However, righteous individuals will be firmly rooted in the life to come. ( Psalms 37:9-11,29)
  • Steve morrow
    PROVERBS 12:15 THE WAY OF A FOOL IS RIGHT IN HIS OWN EYES BUT HE THAT HEARKENETH UNTO COUNSEL IS WISE PROVERBS 9:6 FORSKAE THE FOOLISH AND LIVE AND GO IN THE WAY OF UNDERSTANDING PROVERBS 4:14 ENTER NOT INTO THE PATH OF THE WICKED AND GO NOT IN THE WAY OF EVIL MEN***PROVERBS 21:16 THE MAN THAT WANDERETH OUT OF THE WAY OF UNDERSTANDING SHALL REMAIN IN THE CONGREGATION OF THE DEAD
  • Steve morrow
    PROVERBS 12:22 LYING LIPS ARE ABOMINATION TO THE LORD BUT THEY THAT DEAL TRULY ARE HIS DELIGHT 2 TIMOTHY 4:3 FOR THE TIME WILL COME WHEN THEY WILL NOT ENDURE SOUND DOCTRINE BUT AFTER THEIR OWN LUSTS SHALL THEY HEAP TO THEMSELVES TEACHERS HAVING ITCHING EARS PSALM 52:3 THOU LOVEST EVIL MORE THAN GOOD AND LYING RATHER THAN TO SPEAK RIGHTEOUSNESS SELAH
  • Bridgette Alvarez
    Verse 7 says, "The wicked are overthrown, and are not: but the house of the righteous shall stand." I struggled with this verse because of God's mercies. Then God lead me to the story of Paul, the chief sinner as he called himself, and how he was delivered and I came to the understanding how both could be true. God gives the wicked a chance to repent but if they don't then there is a consequence.

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