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Proverbs 10:20–21

20  The tongue of the just is as jchoice silver:

The heart of the wicked is little worth.

21  The lips of the righteous feed many:

kBut fools die for want of wisdom.

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Proverbs 10:20–21 — The New International Version (NIV)

20 The tongue of the righteous is choice silver,

but the heart of the wicked is of little value.

21 The lips of the righteous nourish many,

but fools die for lack of sense.

Proverbs 10:20–21 — English Standard Version (ESV)

20 The tongue of the righteous is choice silver;

the heart of the wicked is of little worth.

21 The lips of the righteous feed many,

but fools die for lack of sense.

Proverbs 10:20–21 — New Living Translation (NLT)

20 The words of the godly are like sterling silver;

the heart of a fool is worthless.

21 The words of the godly encourage many,

but fools are destroyed by their lack of common sense.

Proverbs 10:20–21 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

20 The tongue of the righteous is choice silver;

The heart of the wicked is worth little.

21 The lips of the righteous feed many,

But fools die for lack of wisdom.

Proverbs 10:20–21 — New Century Version (NCV)

20 The words of a good person are like pure silver,

but an evil person’s thoughts are worth very little.

21 Good people’s words will help many others,

but fools will die because they don’t have wisdom.

Proverbs 10:20–21 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

20 The tongue of the righteous is as choice silver:

The heart of the wicked is little worth.

21 The lips of the righteous feed many;

But the foolish die for lack of understanding.

Proverbs 10:20–21 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

20 The tongue of the righteous man is as choice silver; the heart of the wicked is little worth. 21 The lips of a righteous man feed many; but fools die for want of understanding.

Proverbs 10:20–21 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

20 The tongue of a righteous person is pure silver. 

The hearts of wicked people are worthless. 

21 The lips of a righteous person feed many, 

but stubborn fools die because they have no sense. 

Proverbs 10:20–21 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

20 The tongue of the righteous is pure silver;

the heart of the wicked is of little value.

21 The lips of the righteous feed many,

but fools die for lack of sense.

Proverbs 10:20–21 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

20 The tongue of the righteous is choice silver;

the mind of the wicked is of little worth.

21 The lips of the righteous feed many,

but fools die for lack of sense.

Proverbs 10:20–21 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

20 Choice silver is a tongue of righteousness,

a heart of wickedness is of little worth.

21 Lips of righteousness feed many,

but fools die for lack of sense.

Proverbs 10:20–21 — New International Reader’s Version, 1998 ed. (NIrV) (NIrV)

20 The tongues of those who do right are like fine silver.

But the hearts of those who do wrong aren’t worth very much.

21 The words of those who do right benefit many people.

But those who are foolish die because they have no sense.

Proverbs 10:20–21 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

20 The tongue of the righteous is as choice silver,

The heart of the wicked is worth little.

21 The lips of the righteous feed many,

But fools die for lack of understanding.