Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

The words of a wise man's mouth are gracious; but the lips of a fool swallow up himself.

New American Standard Bible

Words from the mouth of a wise man are gracious, while the lips of a fool consume him;

King James Version

The words of a wise man's mouth are gracious; but the lips of a fool will swallow up himself.

Holman Bible

The words from the mouth of a wise man are gracious,
but the lips of a fool consume him.

International Standard Version

The words spoken by the wise are gracious, but the lips of a fool will devour him.

A Conservative Version

The words of a wise man's mouth are gracious, but the lips of a fool will swallow himself up.

American Standard Version

The words of a wise man's mouth are gracious; but the lips of a fool will swallow up himself.

Amplified

The words of a wise man's mouth are gracious and win him favor, but the lips of a fool consume him.

Bible in Basic English

The words of a wise man's mouth are sweet to all, but the lips of a foolish man are his destruction.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

The words from the mouth of the wise man are grace, but the lips of the fool will swallow up himself.

Julia Smith Translation

The words of the wise one's mouth, grace; and the lips of the foolish one shall swallow him down.

King James 2000

The words of a wise man's mouth are gracious; but the lips of a fool will swallow him up.

Lexham Expanded Bible

The wise man [wins] favor by the words of his mouth, but the fool is devoured by his own lips.

Modern King James verseion

The words of a wise mouth are gracious; but the lips of a fool will swallow him.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

The words out of a wise man's mouth are gracious, but the lips of a fool will destroy himself.

NET Bible

The words of a wise person win him favor, but the words of a fool are self-destructive.

New Heart English Bible

The words of a wise man's mouth are gracious; but a fool is swallowed by his own lips.

The Emphasized Bible

The words of a wise man's mouth, are pleasant, - but, the lips of a dullard, will swallow him up:

Webster

The words of a wise man's mouth are gracious; but the lips of a fool will swallow up himself.

World English Bible

The words of a wise man's mouth are gracious; but a fool is swallowed by his own lips.

Youngs Literal Translation

Words of the mouth of the wise are gracious, And the lips of a fool swallow him up.

Topics

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1438

of a wise man's
חכם 
Chakam 
Usage: 137

but the lips
שׂפת שׂפה 
Saphah 
Usage: 176

of a fool
כּסיל 
K@ciyl 
Usage: 70

will swallow up
בּלע 
Bala` 
Usage: 49

References

Context Readings

The Burden Of Folly

11 If the serpent bite before enchantment, then the charmer hath no advantage. 12 The words of a wise man's mouth are gracious; but the lips of a fool swallow up himself. 13 The beginning of the words of his mouth is folly; and the end of his talk is mischievous madness.



Cross References

Luke 4:22

And all bore witness to him, and wondered at the words of grace which were coming out of his mouth. And they said, Is not this the son of Joseph?

Proverbs 15:2

The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright; but the mouth of the foolish poureth out folly.

2 Samuel 1:16

And David said to him, Thy blood be upon thy head; for thy mouth has testified against thee, saying, I have slain Jehovah's anointed.

1 Kings 20:40-42

And as thy servant was busy here and there, he was gone. And the king of Israel said to him, So is thy judgment: thyself hast decided it.

Job 4:3-4

Behold, thou hast instructed many, and thou hast strengthened the weak hands;

Job 16:5

But I would encourage you with my mouth, and the solace of my lips should assuage your pain.

Psalm 37:30

The mouth of the righteous proffereth wisdom, and his tongue speaketh judgment;

Psalm 40:9-10

I have published righteousness in the great congregation: behold, I have not withheld my lips, Jehovah, thou knowest.

Psalm 64:8

By their own tongue they are made to fall over one another: all that see them shall flee away.

Psalm 71:15-18

My mouth shall declare thy righteousness, and thy salvation all the day: for I know not the numbers thereof.

Psalm 140:9

As for the head of those that encompass me, let the mischief of their own lips cover them.

Proverbs 10:8

The wise in heart receiveth commandments; but a prating fool shall fall.

Proverbs 10:10

He that winketh with the eye causeth grief, and a prating fool shall fall.

Proverbs 10:13-14

In the lips of an intelligent man wisdom is found; but a rod is for the back of him that is void of understanding.

Proverbs 10:20-21

The tongue of the righteous man is as choice silver; the heart of the wicked is little worth.

Proverbs 10:31-32

The mouth of a righteous man putteth forth wisdom; but the froward tongue shall be cut out.

Proverbs 12:13-14

In the transgression of the lips is an evil snare; but a righteous man shall go forth out of trouble.

Proverbs 12:18

There is that babbleth like the piercings of a sword; but the tongue of the wise is health.

Proverbs 15:23

A man hath joy by the answer of his mouth; and a word in its season, how good is it!

Proverbs 16:21-24

The wise in heart is called intelligent, and the sweetness of the lips increaseth learning.

Proverbs 18:6-8

A fool's lips enter into contention, and his mouth calleth for stripes.

Proverbs 19:5

A false witness shall not be held innocent, and he that uttereth lies shall not escape.

Proverbs 22:11

He that loveth pureness of heart, upon whose lips is grace, the king is his friend.

Proverbs 22:17-18

Incline thine ear, and hear the words of the wise, and apply thy heart unto my knowledge.

Proverbs 25:11-12

As apples of gold in pictures of silver, is a word spoken in season.

Proverbs 26:9

As a thorn goeth up into the hand of a drunkard, so is a proverb in the mouth of fools.

Proverbs 31:26

She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and upon her tongue is the law of kindness.

Matthew 12:35

The good man out of the good treasure brings forth good things; and the wicked man out of the wicked treasure brings forth wicked things.

Luke 19:22

He says to him, Out of thy mouth will I judge thee, wicked bondman: thou knewest that I am a harsh man, taking up what I have not laid down and reaping what I have not sowed.

Ephesians 4:29

Let no corrupt word go out of your mouth, but if there be any good one for needful edification, that it may give grace to those that hear it.

Colossians 4:6

Let your word be always with grace, seasoned with salt, so as to know how ye ought to answer each one.

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