Proverbs 18:21
Context
The Unfriendly Pursue Selfishness

1Through desire a man, having separated himself, seeks and intermeddles with all wisdom. 2A fool has no delight in understanding, but that his heart may discover itself. 3When the wicked comes, then comes also contempt, and with ignominy reproach. 4The words of a man's mouth are as deep waters, and the wellspring of wisdom as a flowing brook. 5It is not good to accept the person of the wicked, to overthrow the righteous in judgment. 6A fool's lips enter into contention, and his mouth calls for strokes. 7A fool's mouth is his destruction, and his lips are the snare of his soul. 8The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly. 9He also that is slothful in his work is brother to him that is a great waster. 10The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runs into it, and is safe. 11The rich man's wealth is his strong city, and as an high wall in his own conceit. 12Before destruction the heart of man is haughty, and before honor is humility. 13He that answers a matter before he hears it, it is folly and shame to him. 14The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity; but a wounded spirit who can bear? 15The heart of the prudent gets knowledge; and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge. 16A man's gift makes room for him, and brings him before great men. 17He that is first in his own cause seems just; but his neighbor comes and searches him. 18The lot causes contentions to cease, and parts between the mighty. 19A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city: and their contentions are like the bars of a castle. 20A man's belly shall be satisfied with the fruit of his mouth; and with the increase of his lips shall he be filled. 21Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof. 22Whoever finds a wife finds a good thing, and obtains favor of the LORD. 23The poor uses entreaties; but the rich answers roughly. 24A man that has friends must show himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticks closer than a brother.
Cross References
Matthew 12:37
For by your words you shall be justified, and by your words you shall be condemned.


Proverbs 10:19
In the multitude of words there wants not sin: but he that refrains his lips is wise.


Proverbs 12:13
The wicked is snared by the transgression of his lips: but the just shall come out of trouble.


Proverbs 13:2
A man shall eat good by the fruit of his mouth: but the soul of the transgressors shall eat violence.


Proverbs 13:3
He that keeps his mouth keeps his life: but he that opens wide his lips shall have destruction.


Proverbs 21:23
Whoever keeps his mouth and his tongue keeps his soul from troubles.


Isaiah 3:10
Say you to the righteous, that it shall be well with him: for they shall eat the fruit of their doings.


Hosea 10:13
You have plowed wickedness, you have reaped iniquity; you have eaten the fruit of lies: because you did trust in your way, in the multitude of your mighty men.


Treasury of Scripture

Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.

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Proverbs 18:4-7 The words of a man's mouth are as deep waters, and the wellspring of wisdom as a flowing brook...

Proverbs 10:20,21,31 The tongue of the just is as choice silver: the heart of the wicked is little worth...

Proverbs 11:30 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that wins souls is wise.

Matthew 12:35-37 A good man out of the good treasure of the heart brings forth good things...

Romans 10:14,15 How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard...

2 Corinthians 2:16 To the one we are the smell of death to death; and to the other the smell of life to life. And who is sufficient for these things?

2 Corinthians 11:15 Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness...

Ephesians 4:29 Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying...

Colossians 4:6 Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer every man.

Titus 1:10,11 For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, specially they of the circumcision...

James 3:6-9 And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defiles the whole body...

2 Peter 2:18 For when they speak great swelling words of vanity, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through much wantonness...

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Proverbs 10:9 He that walks uprightly walks surely: but he that perverts his ways shall be known.

Ecclesiastes 10:12-14 The words of a wise man's mouth are gracious; but the lips of a fool will swallow up himself...

Isaiah 57:19 I create the fruit of the lips; Peace, peace to him that is far off, and to him that is near, said the LORD; and I will heal him.

Strong's Concordance
Death and life [are] in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.
Topical Bible
Dear Death Eat Fruit Fruits Indulge Love Loving Power Thereof Tongue
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Proverbs Chapter 18 Verse 21

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