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Proverbs 15:4 English Standard Version (ESV)

A gentle[a] tongue is a tree of life,
    but perverseness in it breaks the spirit.

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  1. Proverbs 15:4 Or healing
English Standard Version (ESV)

The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. ESV® Text Edition: 2016. Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.

Proverbs 15:4 Amplified Bible (AMP)


A soothing tongue [speaking words that build up and encourage] is a tree of life,
But a perversive tongue [speaking words that overwhelm and depress] crushes the spirit.

Amplified Bible (AMP)

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Proverbs 15:4 New International Version (NIV)

The soothing tongue is a tree of life,
    but a perverse tongue crushes the spirit.

New International Version (NIV)

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