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Proverbs 18:20 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— A man's belly shall be filled with the fruit of his mouth; With the increase of his lips shall he be satisfied.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— A man's belly shall be satisfied with the fruit of his mouth; [and] with the increase of his lips shall he be filled.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— With the fruit of a man’s mouth his stomach will be satisfied; He will be satisfied [with] the product of his lips.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— A man's belly shall be satisfied with the fruit of his mouth; [and] with the increase of his lips shall he be filled.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— A man's belly is satisfied with the fruit of his mouth; with the increase of his lips is he satisfied.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Of the fruit of a man's mouth, shall his inmost mind be satisfied, with the product of his lips, shall he be satisfied.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— From the fruit of a man's mouth is his belly satisfied, [From the] increase of his lips he is satisfied.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Of the fruit of a man's mouth shall his belly be satisfied: and the offspring of his lips shall fill him.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— A mans belly shall be satisfied with the fruite of his mouth; [and] with the increase of his lippes shall he be filled.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— A man fills his belly with the fruits of his mouth; and he shall be satisfied with the fruits of his lips.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— A man's belly shall be satisfied with the fruit of his mouth; [and] with the increase of his lips shall he be filled.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
A man's 376
{0376} Prime
אִישׁ
'iysh
{eesh}
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.).
belly 990
{0990} Prime
בֶּטֶן
beten
{beh'-ten}
From an unused root probably meaning to be hollow; the belly, especially the womb; also the bosom or body of anything.
shall be satisfied 7646
{7646} Prime
שָׂבַע
saba`
{saw-bah'}
A primitive root; to sate, that is, fill to satisfaction (literally or figuratively).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
with the fruit 6529
{6529} Prime
פְּרִי
p@riy
{per-ee'}
From H6509; fruit (literally or figuratively).
x4480
(4480) Complement
מִן
min
{min}
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
of his 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.
[and] with the increase 8393
{8393} Prime
תְּבוּאָה
t@buw'ah
{teb-oo-aw'}
From H0935; income, that is, produce (literally or figuratively).
of his lips 8193
{8193} Prime
שָׂפָה
saphah
{saw-faw'}
(The second form is in dual and plural); Probably from H5595 or H8192 through the idea of termination (compare H5490); the lip (as a natural boundary); by implication language; by analogy a margin (of a vessel, water, cloth, etc.).
shall he be filled. 7646
{7646} Prime
שָׂבַע
saba`
{saw-bah'}
A primitive root; to sate, that is, fill to satisfaction (literally or figuratively).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Proverbs 18:20

_ _ (Compare Proverbs 12:14; Proverbs 13:2). Men’s words are the fruit, or, increase of his lips, and when good, benefit them.

_ _ satisfied with — (Compare Proverbs 1:31; Proverbs 14:14).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

Proverbs 18:20

_ _ Note, 1. Our comfort depends very much upon the testimony of our own consciences, for us or against us. The belly is here put for the conscience, as Proverbs 20:27. Now it is of great consequence to us whether that be satisfied, and what that is filled with, for, accordingly, will our satisfaction be and our inward peace. 2. The testimony of our consciences will be for us, or against us, according as we have or have not governed our tongues well. According as the fruit of the mouth is good or bad, unto iniquity or unto righteousness, so the character of the man is, and consequently the testimony of his conscience concerning him. “We ought to take as great care about the words we speak as we do about the fruit of our trees or the increase of the earth, which we are to eat; for, according as they are wholesome or unwholesome, so will the pleasure or the pain be wherewith we shall be filled.” So bishop Patrick.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Proverbs 18:20

Satisfied — Wise discourses tend to the satisfaction of the speaker, as well as to the good of the hearers.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Proverbs 12:13-14 The wicked is snared by the transgression of [his] lips: but the just shall come out of trouble. ... 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.
Proverbs 13:2 A man shall eat good by the fruit of [his] mouth: but the soul of the transgressors [shall eat] violence.
Proverbs 22:18 For [it is] a pleasant thing if thou keep them within thee; they shall withal be fitted in thy lips.
Proverbs 22:21 That I might make thee know the certainty of the words of truth; that thou mightest answer the words of truth to them that send unto thee?
Proverbs 25:11-12 A word fitly spoken [is like] apples of gold in pictures of silver. ... [As] an earring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold, [so is] a wise reprover upon an obedient ear.
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