Proverbs 15:28

“The heart of the righteous studieth to answer: but the mouth of the wicked poureth out evil things.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The heart of the righteous studieth to answere: but the mouth of the wicked, powreth out euil things.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The heart of the righteous ponders how to answer, But the mouth of the wicked pours out evil things.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The heart of the righteous studieth to answer; But the mouth of the wicked poureth out evil things.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The heart of the upright gives thought to his answer; but from the mouth of the evil-doer comes a stream of evil things.
- Basic English Bible

The heart of a righteous [man] studieth to answer; but the mouth of the wicked poureth out evil things.
- Darby Bible

The heart of the righteous studieth to answer: but the mouth of the wicked poureth out evil things.
- Webster's Bible

The heart of the righteous weighs answers, but the mouth of the wicked gushes out evil.
- World English Bible

The heart of the righteous meditateth to answer, And the mouth of the wicked uttereth evil things.
- Youngs Literal Bible

The heart of the righteous studieth to answer; but the mouth of the wicked poureth out evil things.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 15:28


15:28 Studieth - He speaks considerately. The mouth - Not the heart; for he rashly speaks what comes into his mouth, without the direction of his heart or conscience.


Discussion for Proverbs 15:28

  • This verse emphasizes the need to think before we speak. One who takes the time to think before they say something are considered upright or righteous according to this scripture.

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