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Proverbs 10:11 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life; But violence covereth the mouth of the wicked.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— The mouth of a righteous [man is] a well of life: but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life, But the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— The mouth of a righteous [man is] a well of life: but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— The mouth of a righteous [man] is a fountain of life; but the mouth of the wicked covereth violence.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— A well-spring of life, is the mouth of the righteous, but, the mouth of the lawless, covereth wrong.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— A fountain of life [is] the mouth of the righteous, And the mouth of the wicked cover doth violence.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— The mouth of the just is a vein of life: and the mouth of the wicked covereth iniquity.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— The mouth of a righteous man is a well of life: but violence couereth the mouth of the wicked.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— [There is] a fountain of life in the hand of a righteous man; but destruction shall cover the mouth of the ungodly.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— The mouth of a righteous [man is] a well of life: but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
The mouth 6310
{6310} Prime
פֶּה
peh
{peh}
From H6284; the mouth (as the means of blowing), whether literally or figuratively (particularly speech); specifically edge, portion or side; adverbially (with preposition) according to.
of a righteous 6662
{6662} Prime
צַדִּיק
tsaddiyq
{tsad-deek'}
From H6663; just.
[man is] a well 4726
{4726} Prime
מָקוֹר
maqowr
{maw-kore'}
From H6979; properly something dug, that is, a (generally) source (of water, even when naturally flowing; also of tears, blood (by euphemism of the female pudenda); figuratively of happiness, wisdom, progeny).
of life: 2416
{2416} Prime
חַי
chay
{khah'-ee}
From H2421; alive; hence raw (flesh); fresh (plant, water, year), strong; also (as noun, especially in the feminine singular and masculine plural) life (or living thing), whether literally or figuratively.
but violence 2555
{2555} Prime
חָמָס
chamac
{khaw-mawce'}
From H2554; violence; by implication wrong; by metonymy unjust gain.
covereth 3680
{3680} Prime
כָּסָה
kacah
{kaw-saw'}
A primitive root; properly to plump, that is, fill up hollows; by implication to cover (for clothing or secrecy).
z8762
<8762> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 2447
the mouth 6310
{6310} Prime
פֶּה
peh
{peh}
From H6284; the mouth (as the means of blowing), whether literally or figuratively (particularly speech); specifically edge, portion or side; adverbially (with preposition) according to.
of the wicked. 7563
{7563} Prime
רָשָׁע
rasha`
{raw-shaw'}
From H7561; morally wrong; concretely an (actively) bad person.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Proverbs 10:11

_ _ a well — or, “source” of good to himself and others (John 7:37, John 7:38). On last clause, see on Proverbs 10:6.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

Proverbs 10:11

_ _ See here, 1. How industrious a good man is, by communicating his goodness, to do good with it: His mouth, the outlet of his mind, is a well of life; it is a constant spring, whence issues good discourse for the edification of others, like streams that water the ground and make it fruitful, and for their consolation, like streams that quench the thirst of the weary traveller. It is like a well of life, that is pure and clean, not only not poisoned, but not muddled, with any corrupt communication. 2. How industrious a bad man is, by concealing his badness, to do hurt with it: The mouth of the wicked covers violence, disguises the designed mischief with professions of friendship, that it may be carried on the more securely and effectually, as Joab kissed and killed, Judas kissed and betrayed; this is his sin, to which the punishment answers (Proverbs 10:6): Violence covers the mouth of the wicked; what he got by violence shall by violence be taken from him, Job 5:4, Job 5:5.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
mouth of a:

Proverbs 10:20-21 The tongue of the just [is as] choice silver: the heart of the wicked [is] little worth. ... The lips of the righteous feed many: but fools die for want of wisdom.
Proverbs 10:32 The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable: but the mouth of the wicked [speaketh] frowardness.
Proverbs 13:14 The law of the wise [is] a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.
Proverbs 15:7 The lips of the wise disperse knowledge: but the heart of the foolish [doeth] not so.
Proverbs 16:22-24 Understanding [is] a wellspring of life unto him that hath it: but the instruction of fools [is] folly. ... Pleasant words [are as] an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.
Proverbs 18:4 The words of a man's mouth [are as] deep waters, [and] the wellspring of wisdom [as] a flowing brook.
Proverbs 20:15 There is gold, and a multitude of rubies: but the lips of knowledge [are] a precious jewel.
Psalms 37:30-31 The mouth of the righteous speaketh wisdom, and his tongue talketh of judgment. ... The law of his God [is] in his heart; none of his steps shall slide.
Ephesians 4:29 Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.

but:

Proverbs 10:6 Blessings [are] upon the head of the just: but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked.
Psalms 107:42 The righteous shall see [it], and rejoice: and all iniquity shall stop her mouth.
Ecclesiastes 10:12-14 The words of a wise man's mouth [are] gracious; but the lips of a fool will swallow up himself. ... A fool also is full of words: a man cannot tell what shall be; and what shall be after him, who can tell him?
Matthew 12:34-37 O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh. ... For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.
James 3:5-8 Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth! ... But the tongue can no man tame; [it is] an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.
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Ps 37:30; 107:42. Pv 10:6, 20, 32; 13:14; 15:7; 16:22; 18:4; 20:15. Ec 10:12. Mt 12:34. Ep 4:29. Jm 3:5.

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