Proverbs 18:21-22

21 The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.
22 He who finds a wife finds what is good and receives favor from the LORD.

Proverbs 18:21 in Other Translations

KJV
21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.
ESV
21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits.
NLT
21 The tongue can bring death or life; those who love to talk will reap the consequences.
MSG
21 Words kill, words give life; they're either poison or fruit - you choose.
CSB
21 Life and death are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit.

Proverbs 18:21-22 In-Context

19 A brother wronged is more unyielding than a fortified city; disputes are like the barred gates of a citadel.
20 From the fruit of their mouth a person’s stomach is filled; with the harvest of their lips they are satisfied.
21 The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.
22 He who finds a wife finds what is good and receives favor from the LORD.
23 The poor plead for mercy, but the rich answer harshly.
24 One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.

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Cross References 4

  • 1. S Psalms 12:4
  • 2. Proverbs 13:2-3; S Matthew 12:37
  • 3. S Proverbs 12:4
  • 4. S Job 33:26; Proverbs 19:14; Proverbs 31:10
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