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

  • Lu2677
    Proverbs15:16"Better is little with fear of the Lord, than great treasure and trouble therein." (have better life even if you do not have much material things, if you be afraid of God,"fear" 26"The thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to the Lord,but the words of the pure are pleasant words."(thoughts of the wicked;Talking about mere thoughts, not just wicked thoughts.)pure heart=pure words.
  • BSP
    Verse 19 shows how Jehovah God views laziness. He views it in a negative way and we should avoid it.
  • BSP
    Verse 15 brings out that if we see everything negatively then we will feel afflicted all day long. We need to try to have a positive viewpoint.
  • Lu2677
    Proverbs 15:3 "The eyes of the Lord are in every place, beholding the evil and the good." I believe through faith that this verse is true. Yet, there are some people that call themselves "Christian" telling a lie to their children and say that it is Santa that has the power to do this. Is this a harmless lie?
  • Steve morrow
    proverbs15:10correction is grievous unto him that forsaketh the way and he that hateth reproof shall die PROVERBS21:16THE MAN THAT WANDERETH OUT OF THE WAY OF UNDERSTANDING SHALL REMAIN IN THE CONGREGATION OF THE DEAD 1JOHN5:20 AND WE KNOW THAT THE SON OF GOD IS COME AND HATH GIVEN US AN UNDERSTANDING THAT WE MAY KNOW him THAT IS TRUE AND WE ARE IN him THAT IS TRUE EVEN IN his SON JESUS CHRIST....
  • Irene123
    V. 1 - a soft (compassionate) answer turneth way wrath; One needs the Holy Ghost indwelling in him everyday, thru daily prayer, to accomplish this. When talking to someone - anger begets anger so easily without His spirit living in you. And it works!! For2 1/2 yrs. His spirit has worked for me. Matt. 6:33 is so very true. To seek His righteousness is to follow Acts2:38, cont.

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