Parallel Verses

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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

Darby Translation

The words of a wise man's mouth are gracious; but the lips of a fool 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 bites without being enchanted, then the babbler is no more. 12 The words from the mouth of the wise man are grace, but the lips of the fool will swallow up himself. 13 The beginning of the words of his mouth is foolishness, and the end of his talk is mischievous madness.



Cross References

Luke 4:22

And all bore him witness and marvelled at the words of grace which proceeded out of his mouth. And they said, Is not this Joseph's son?

Proverbs 15:2

The tongue of the wise shall adorn wisdom, but the mouth of fools shall speak foolishness.

2 Samuel 1:16

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

1 Kings 20:40-42

And when thy slave was busy here and there, he disappeared. Then the king of Israel said unto him, So shall thy sentence be; thou 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 strengthen you with my mouth, and the consolation of my lips would assuage the pain.

Psalm 37:30

Pe The mouth of the righteous speaks wisdom, and his tongue brings forth judgment.

Psalm 40:9-10

I have preached righteousness in the great congregation; behold, I have not refrained my lips, O LORD, thou knowest.

Psalm 64:8

So they shall make their own council and agreements to fall upon themselves; all that see them shall flee away.

Psalm 71:15-18

My mouth shall show forth 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 compass me about, let the perversion of their own lips cover them.

Proverbs 10:8

The wise in heart will receive the commandments, but he who speaks foolishness shall fall.

Proverbs 10:10

He that winks with the eye causes sorrow, and he that speaks foolishness shall fall.

Proverbs 10:13-14

In the lips of the prudent wisdom is found and is a rod unto the back of him that is void of understanding.

Proverbs 10:20-21

The tongue of the just is as choice silver, but the understanding of the wicked is worth little.

Proverbs 10:31-32

The mouth of the just shall bring forth wisdom, but the perverse tongue shall be cut out.

Proverbs 12:13-14

The wicked is snared by the transgression of his lips, but the just shall come out of the tribulation.

Proverbs 12:18

There are those that speak like the piercings of a sword, but the tongue of the wise is medicine.

Proverbs 15:23

A man has joy by the answer of his mouth, and a word spoken in due season, how good it is!

Proverbs 16:21-24

The wise in heart is called a man of understanding; and the sweetness of the lips shall increase doctrine.

Proverbs 18:6-8

A fool's lips enter into contention, and his mouth calls for strokes.

Proverbs 19:5

A false witness shall not go unpunished, and he that speaks lies shall not escape.

Proverbs 22:11

He that loves pureness of heart, for the grace of his lips the king shall be his friend.

Proverbs 22:17-18

Bow down thine ear and hear the words of the wise, and apply thine heart unto my wisdom.

Proverbs 25:11-12

A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold inscribed with silver.

Proverbs 26:9

As thorns sunk into the hand of one who is drunk, so is a proverb in the mouth of fools.

Proverbs 31:26

Pe She opened her mouth with wisdom, and the law of mercy is upon her tongue.

Matthew 12:35

The good man out of the good treasure of the heart brings forth good things, and the evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil things.

Luke 19:22

Then he said unto him, Out of thine own mouth I will judge thee, thou wicked slave. Thou knewest that I was an austere man, taking up that which I did not lay down, and reaping that which I did not sow;

Ephesians 4:29

Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good for edification, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.

Colossians 4:6

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

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