Proverbs 16:21-24 NIV

21 The wise in heart are called discerning, and pleasant words promote instruction.a1

References for Proverbs 16:21

    • a 16:21 - Or "words make a man persuasive"
      22 Understanding is a fountain of life to those who have it,2 but folly brings punishment to fools.

      References for Proverbs 16:22

      23 A wise man's heart guides his mouth,3 and his lips promote instruction.b4

      References for Proverbs 16:23

        • b 16:23 - Or "mouth / and makes his lips persuasive"
          24 Pleasant words are a honeycomb,5 sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.6

          References for Proverbs 16:24