Proverbs 18:4

4 The words of the mouth are deep waters, but the fountain of wisdom is a rushing stream.

Proverbs 18:4 in Other Translations

KJV
4 The words of a man's mouth are as deep waters, and the wellspring of wisdom as a flowing brook.
ESV
4 The words of a man's mouth are deep waters; the fountain of wisdom is a bubbling brook.
NLT
4 Wise words are like deep waters; wisdom flows from the wise like a bubbling brook.
MSG
4 Many words rush along like rivers in flood, but deep wisdom flows up from artesian springs.
CSB
4 The words of a man's mouth are deep waters, a flowing river, a fountain of wisdom.

Proverbs 18:4 In-Context

2 Fools find no pleasure in understanding but delight in airing their own opinions.
3 When wickedness comes, so does contempt, and with shame comes reproach.
4 The words of the mouth are deep waters, but the fountain of wisdom is a rushing stream.
5 It is not good to be partial to the wicked and so deprive the innocent of justice.
6 The lips of fools bring them strife, and their mouths invite a beating.

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