20 A man's belly shall be satisfied with the fruit of his mouth; and with the increase of his lips shall he be filled.

Other Translations of Proverbs 18:20

New International Version

20 From the fruit of their mouth a person's stomach is filled; with the harvest of their lips they are satisfied.

English Standard Version

20 From the fruit of a man's mouth his stomach is satisfied; he is satisfied by the yield of his lips.

The Message

20 Words satisfy the mind as much as fruit does the stomach; good talk is as gratifying as a good harvest.

New King James Version

20 A man's stomach shall be satisfied from the fruit of his mouth, From the produce of his lips he shall be filled.

New Living Translation

20 Wise words satisfy like a good meal; the right words bring satisfaction.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Proverbs 18:20

Commentary on Proverbs 18:20

(Read Proverbs 18:20)

The belly is here put for the heart, as elsewhere; and what that is filled with, our satisfaction will be accordingly, and our inward peace.