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Proverbs 15:4

4 A 1soothing tongue is a tree of life,

But perversion in it 2crushes the spirit.

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Proverbs 15:4 — The New International Version (NIV)

The soothing tongue is a tree of life,

but a perverse tongue crushes the spirit.

Proverbs 15:4 — English Standard Version (ESV)

A gentle tongue is a tree of life,

but perverseness in it breaks the spirit.

Proverbs 15:4 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

A wholesome tongue is a tree of life:

But perverseness therein is a breach in the spirit.

Proverbs 15:4 — New Living Translation (NLT)

Gentle words are a tree of life;

a deceitful tongue crushes the spirit.

Proverbs 15:4 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

A wholesome tongue is a tree of life,

But perverseness in it breaks the spirit.

Proverbs 15:4 — New Century Version (NCV)

As a tree gives fruit, healing words give life,

but dishonest words crush the spirit.

Proverbs 15:4 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

A gentle tongue is a tree of life;

But perverseness therein is a breaking of the spirit.

Proverbs 15:4 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

Gentleness of tongue is a tree of life; but crookedness therein is a breaking of the spirit.

Proverbs 15:4 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

A soothing tongue is a tree of life,

but a deceitful tongue breaks the spirit.

Proverbs 15:4 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

The tongue that heals is a tree of life,

but a devious tongue breaks the spirit.

Proverbs 15:4 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

A gentle tongue is a tree of life,

but perverseness in it breaks the spirit.

Proverbs 15:4 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

Gentleness of tongue is a tree of life,

but perverseness in it causes a break in spirit.

Proverbs 15:4 — New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)

A tongue that brings healing is like a tree of life.

But a tongue that tells lies produces a broken spirit.