Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

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

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.

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.

Darby Translation

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

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 snake bites before it is charmed, then there is no advantage for the charmer. 12 The words from the mouth of a wise man are gracious, but the lips of a fool consume him. 13 The beginning of the words of his mouth is folly, but the end of his speaking is evil madness.



Cross References

Luke 4:22

They were all speaking well of Him and were amazed by the gracious words that came from His mouth, yet they said, "Isn't this Joseph's son?"

Proverbs 15:2

The tongue of the wise makes knowledge attractive, but the mouth of fools blurts out foolishness.

2 Samuel 1:16

For David had said to the Amalekite, "Your blood is on your own head because your own mouth testified against you by saying, 'I killed the Lord's anointed.' "

1 Kings 20:40-42

But while your servant was busy here and there, he disappeared." The king of Israel said to him, "That will be your sentence; you yourself have decided it."

Job 4:3-4

Look! You have instructed many and have strengthened weak hands.

Job 16:5

I would encourage you with my mouth, and the consolation from my lips would bring relief.

Psalm 37:30

The mouth of the righteous utters wisdom; his tongue speaks what is just.

Psalm 40:9-10

I proclaim righteousness in the great assembly; see, I do not keep my mouth closed -as You know, Lord.

Psalm 64:8

They will be made to stumble; their own tongues work against them. All who see them will shake their heads.

Psalm 71:15-18

My mouth will tell about Your righteousness and Your salvation all day long, though I cannot sum them up.

Psalm 140:9

As for the heads of those who surround me, let the trouble their lips cause overwhelm [them].

Proverbs 10:8

A wise heart accepts commands, but foolish lips will be destroyed.

Proverbs 10:10

A sly wink of the eye causes grief, and foolish lips will be destroyed.

Proverbs 10:13-14

Wisdom is found on the lips of the discerning, but a rod is for the back of the one who lacks sense.

Proverbs 10:20-21

The tongue of the righteous is pure silver; the heart of the wicked is of little value.

Proverbs 10:31-32

The mouth of the righteous produces wisdom, but a perverse tongue will be cut out.

Proverbs 12:13-14

An evil man is trapped by [his] rebellious speech, but the righteous escapes from trouble.

Proverbs 12:18

There is one who speaks rashly, like a piercing sword; but the tongue of the wise [brings] healing.

Proverbs 15:23

A man takes joy in giving an answer; and a timely word-how good that is!

Proverbs 16:21-24

Anyone with a wise heart is called discerning, and pleasant speech increases learning.

Proverbs 18:6-8

A fool's lips lead to strife, and his mouth provokes a beating.

Proverbs 19:5

A false witness will not go unpunished, and one who utters lies will not escape.

Proverbs 22:11

The one who loves a pure heart and gracious lips-the king is his friend.

Proverbs 22:17-18

Listen closely, pay attention to the words of the wise, and apply your mind to my knowledge.

Proverbs 25:11-12

A word spoken at the right time is like golden apples on a silver tray.

Proverbs 26:9

A proverb in the mouth of a fool is like a stick with thorns, brandished by the hand of a drunkard.

Proverbs 31:26

She opens her mouth with wisdom, and loving instruction is on her tongue.

Matthew 12:35

A good man produces good things from his storeroom of good, and an evil man produces evil things from his storeroom of evil.

Luke 19:22

"He told him, 'I will judge you by what you have said, you evil slave! [If] you knew I was a tough man, collecting what I didn't deposit and reaping what I didn't sow,

Ephesians 4:29

No rotten talk should come from your mouth, but only what is good for the building up of someone in need, in order to give grace to those who hear.

Colossians 4:6

Your speech should always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you should answer each person.

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