Parallel Bible VersionsHebrew Bible Study Tools

Proverbs 12:14 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— A man shall be satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth; And the doings of a man's hands shall be rendered unto him.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— A man shall be satisfied with good by the fruit of [his] mouth: and the recompence of a man's hands shall be rendered unto him.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— A man will be satisfied with good by the fruit of his words, And the deeds of a man’s hands will return to him.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— A man shall be satisfied with good by the fruit of [his] mouth: and the recompense of a man's hands shall be rendered to him.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— A man is satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth; and the recompense of a man's hands shall be rendered unto him.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Of the fruit of a man's mouth, shall he be satisfied with good, and, the dealing of the hands of a son of earth, shall be paid back to him.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— From the fruit of the mouth [is] one satisfied [with] good, And the deed of man's hands returneth to him.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— By the fruit of his own mouth shall a man be filled with good things, and according to the works of his hands it shall be repaid him.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— A man shall bee satisfied with good by the fruit of [his] mouth, and the recompence of a mans hands shall bee rendred vnto him.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— The soul of a man shall be filled with good from the fruits of his mouth; and the recompence of his lips shall be given to him.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— A man shall be satisfied with good by the fruit of [his] mouth: and the recompence of a man's hands shall be rendered unto him.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
A man 376
{0376} Prime
Contracted for H0582 (or perhaps rather from an unused root meaning to be extant); a man as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term (and in such cases frequently not expressed in translation.).
shall be satisfied 7646
{7646} Prime
A primitive root; to sate, that is, fill to satisfaction (literally or figuratively).
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
with good 2896
{2896} Prime
From H2895; good (as an adjective) in the widest sense; used likewise as a noun, both in the masculine and the feminine, the singular and the plural (good, a good or good thing, a good man or woman; the good, goods or good things, good men or women), also as an adverb (well).
by the fruit 6529
{6529} Prime
From H6509; fruit (literally or figuratively).
(4480) Complement
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
of [his] mouth: 6310
{6310} Prime
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.
and the recompence 1576
{1576} Prime
From H1580; treatment, that is, an act (of good or ill); by implication service or requital.
of a man's 120
{0120} Prime
From H0119; ruddy, that is, a human being (an individual or the species, mankind, etc.).
hands 3027
{3027} Prime
A primitive word; a hand (the open one (indicating power, means, direction, etc.), in distinction from H3709, the closed one); used (as noun, adverb, etc.) in a great variety of applications, both literally and figuratively, both proximate and remote.
shall be rendered 7725
{7725} Prime
A primitive root; to turn back (hence, away) transitively or intransitively, literally or figuratively (not necessarily with the idea of return to the starting point); generally to retreat; often adverbially again.
<8686> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 4046
<8675> Grammar
Kethiv Reading

Where the translators of the Authorised Version followed the qere reading rather than the kethiv.
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
unto him.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Proverbs 12:13-14.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

Proverbs 12:14

_ _ We are here assured, for our quickening to every good word and work, 1. That even good words will turn to a good account (Proverbs 12:14): A man shall be satisfied with good (that is, he shall gain present comfort, that inward pleasure which is truly satisfying) by the fruit of his mouth, by the good he does with his pious discourse and prudent advice. While we are teaching others we may ourselves learn, and feed on the bread of life we break to others. 2. That good works, much more, will be abundantly rewarded: The recompence of a man's hands for all his work and labour of love, all he has done for the glory of God and the good of his generation, shall be rendered unto him, and he shall reap as he has sown. Or it may be understood of the general rule of justice; God will render to every man according to his work, Romans 2:6.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Proverbs 12:14

Mouth — By his pious and profitable discourses. Hands — Of his actions.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

[[no comment]]

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Proverbs 13:2 A man shall eat good by the fruit of [his] mouth: but the soul of the transgressors [shall eat] violence.
Proverbs 18:20-21 A man's belly shall be satisfied with the fruit of his mouth; [and] with the increase of his lips shall he be filled. ... Death and life [are] in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.
Psalms 63:5 My soul shall be satisfied as [with] marrow and fatness; and my mouth shall praise [thee] with joyful lips:


Isaiah 3:10-11 Say ye to the righteous, that [it shall be] well [with him]: for they shall eat the fruit of their doings. ... Woe unto the wicked! [it shall be] ill [with him]: for the reward of his hands shall be given him.
Matthew 10:41-42 He that receiveth a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet's reward; and he that receiveth a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man's reward. ... And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold [water] only in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward.
Matthew 16:27 For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works.
2 Thessalonians 1:6-7 Seeing [it is] a righteous thing with God to recompense tribulation to them that trouble you; ... And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels,
Hebrews 2:2 For if the word spoken by angels was stedfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompence of reward;
Hebrews 11:26 Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompence of the reward.
Random Bible VersesNew Quotes

Chain-Reference Bible Search

Ps 63:5. Pv 13:2; 18:20. Is 3:10. Mt 10:41; 16:27. 2Th 1:6. He 2:2; 11:26.

Newest Chat Bible Comment
Comment HereComplete Biblical ResearchComplete Chat Bible Commentary
Please post your comment on Proverbs 12:14.

WWW Chat Bible Commentary

User-Posted Comments on Proverbs 12:14

Recent Chat Bible Comments