Proverbs 12:18

“There is that speaketh like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise is health.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

There is that speaketh like the pearcings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise is health.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

There is one who speaks rashly like the thrusts of a sword, But the tongue of the wise brings healing.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

There is that speaketh rashly like the piercings of a sword; But the tongue of the wise is health.
- American Standard Version (1901)

There are some whose uncontrolled talk is like the wounds of a sword, but the tongue of the wise makes one well again.
- Basic English Bible

There is that babbleth like the piercings of a sword; but the tongue of the wise is health.
- Darby Bible

There is that speaketh like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise is health.
- Webster's Bible

There is one who speaks rashly like the piercing of a sword, but the tongue of the wise heals.
- World English Bible

A rash speaker is like piercings of a sword, And the tongue of the wise is healing.
- Youngs Literal Bible

There is that speaketh like the piercings of a sword; but the tongue of the wise is health.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 12:18


12:18 Health - Tends to the comfort and benefit of others.


Discussion for Proverbs 12:18

  • Chukwuma chris for verse 18
    It's very interesting to see how God's word addresses human frailty even those that are deeply ingrained. His word is indeed a light unto my path. Blesses be God.
  • Fred Thomas for verse 18
    Proverbs is one of the books that u should read over n over again. U should here like meds for ur soul.... Wisdom has to be a deep ingredient.
  • Thanks for words of healing. I really needed it.

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