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Proverbs 12:18–19

18  eeThere is that fspeaketh glike the piercings of a sword:

But the tongue of the wise is hhealth.

19  The lip of truth shall be established for ever:

But ia lying tongue is but for a moment.

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Proverbs 12:18–19 — The New International Version (NIV)

18 The words of the reckless pierce like swords,

but the tongue of the wise brings healing.

19 Truthful lips endure forever,

but a lying tongue lasts only a moment.

Proverbs 12:18–19 — English Standard Version (ESV)

18 There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts,

but the tongue of the wise brings healing.

19 Truthful lips endure forever,

but a lying tongue is but for a moment.

Proverbs 12:18–19 — New Living Translation (NLT)

18 Some people make cutting remarks,

but the words of the wise bring healing.

19 Truthful words stand the test of time,

but lies are soon exposed.

Proverbs 12:18–19 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

18 There is one who speaks like the piercings of a sword,

But the tongue of the wise promotes health.

19 The truthful lip shall be established forever,

But a lying tongue is but for a moment.

Proverbs 12:18–19 — New Century Version (NCV)

18 Careless words stab like a sword,

but wise words bring healing.

19 Truth will continue forever,

but lies are only for a moment.

Proverbs 12:18–19 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

18 There is that speaketh rashly like the piercings of a sword;

But the tongue of the wise is health.

19 The lip of truth shall be established for ever;

But a lying tongue is but for a moment.

Proverbs 12:18–19 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

18 There is that babbleth like the piercings of a sword; but the tongue of the wise is health.

19 The lip of truth shall be established for ever; but a lying tongue is but for a moment.

Proverbs 12:18–19 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

18 Careless words stab like a sword, 

but the words of wise people bring healing. 

19 The word of truth lasts forever, 

but lies last only a moment. 

Proverbs 12:18–19 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

18 There is one who speaks rashly,

like a piercing sword;

but the tongue of the wise brings healing.

19 Truthful lips endure forever,

but a lying tongue, only a moment.

Proverbs 12:18–19 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

18 Rash words are like sword thrusts,

but the tongue of the wise brings healing.

19 Truthful lips endure forever,

but a lying tongue lasts only a moment.

Proverbs 12:18–19 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

18 There is one who speaks rashly, like the thrust of a sword,

but the tongue of the wise brings healing.

19 A lip of truth endures forever,

but a tongue of deception lasts only a moment.

Proverbs 12:18–19 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

18 Thoughtless words cut like a sword.

But the tongue of wise people brings healing.

19 Truthful words last forever.

But lies last for only a moment.

Proverbs 12:18–19 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

18 There is one who speaks rashly like the thrusts of a sword,

But the tongue of the wise brings healing.

19 Truthful lips will be established forever,

But a lying tongue is only for a moment.


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