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Proverbs 14:23 | The Talk of the Lips

A Verse Mapping Bible Study on Proverbs

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Week 32: Proverbs 14:23

In all labour there is profit: but the talk of the lips tendeth only to penury.

Scripture Memory

In all labour there is profit: but the talk of the lips tendeth only to penury. Proverbs 14:23

In all labour there is profit: but the talk of the lips tendeth only to penury. Proverbs 14:23

I_ a__ l_____ t____ i_ p_____: b__ t__ t___ o_ t__ l___ t______ o___ t_ p_____. Proverbs 14:23

Bible Context

Who?

King Solomon

When?

Early in his reign, after 970 B.C.

Why?

To apply God’s wisdom to daily life.

For whom?

Israelites (The Jewish People).

Word Studies

In all labour there is profit: but the talk of the lips tendeth only to penury. Proverbs 14:23

Labour | עֵצֶב

ēṣeḇ

Pronunciation: eh'-tseb

Definition:

  • Sorrow, labour
  • Hurt, offense
  • Toil, hardship

Translations:

  • Sorrow 3x
  • Labour 2x
  • Grievous 1x

Profit | מוֹתָר

môṯār

Pronunciation: mo-thar'

Definition:

  • Pre-eminence, abundance, profit, superiority

Translations:

  • Profit 1x
  • Plenteousness 1x
  • Preeminence 1x

Talk | דָּבָר

dāḇār

Pronunciation: daw-baw'

Definition:

  • Speech
  • Saying, utterance
  • Business, occupation, acts

Translations:

  • Word 807x
  • Thing 231x
  • Acts 51x

Penury | מַחְסוֹר

maḥsôr

Pronunciation: makh-sore'

Definition:

  • Need, thing needed
  • Lack, want
  • Need, poverty

Translations:

  • Want 8x
  • Lack 1x
  • Poverty 1x

Paraphrase

In all [sorrow, toil] there is [profit, abundance]: but the [utterance, business] of the lips tendeth only to [lack, need]. Proverbs 14:23

Bible Cross References

Ecclesiastes 5:3

For a dream cometh through the multitude of business; and a fool's voice is known by multitude of words.

Proverbs 28:19

He that tilleth his land shall have plenty of bread: but he that followeth after vain persons shall have poverty enough.

John 6:27

Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for him hath God the Father sealed.

Reflections

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About Self

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