14 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.

Other Translations of Proverbs 12:14

New International Version

14 From the fruit of their lips people are filled with good things, and the work of their hands brings them reward.

English Standard Version

14 From the fruit of his mouth a man is satisfied with good, and the work of a man's hand comes back to him.

The Message

14 Well-spoken words bring satisfaction; well-done work has its own reward.

New King James Version

14 A man will be satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth, And the recompense of a man's hands will be rendered to him.

New Living Translation

14 Wise words bring many benefits, and hard work brings rewards.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Proverbs 12:14

Commentary on Proverbs 12:14

(Read Proverbs 12:14)

When men use their tongues aright, to teach and comfort others, they enjoy acceptance through Christ Jesus; and the testimony of their conscience, that they in some measure answer the end of their being.