Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

In the mouth of the foolish is a rod for his back, But the lips of the wise will protect them.

King James Version

In the mouth of the foolish is a rod of pride: but the lips of the wise shall preserve them.

Holman Bible

The proud speech of a fool [brings] a rod [of discipline], but the lips of the wise protect them.

International Standard Version

What a fool says brings a rod to his back, but the words of the wise protect them.

A Conservative Version

In the mouth of a fool is a rod of pride, but the lips of the wise shall preserve them.

American Standard Version

In the mouth of the foolish is a rod for his pride; But the lips of the wise shall preserve them.

Amplified

In the fool's own mouth is a rod [to shame] his pride, but the wise men's lips preserve them.

Bible in Basic English

In the mouth of the foolish man is a rod for his back, but the lips of the wise will keep them safe.

Darby Translation

In the fool's mouth is a rod of pride; but the lips of the wise shall preserve them.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

In the mouth of the foolish is a rod of pride, but the lips of the wise shall preserve them.

Julia Smith Translation

In the month of the foolish one a rod of pride: and the lips of the wise shall watch them.

King James 2000

In the mouth of the foolish is a rod of pride: but the lips of the wise shall preserve them.

Lexham Expanded Bible

In the mouth of a fool is the rod of pride, but the lips of the wise preserve them.

Modern King James verseion

In the mouth of the foolish is a rod of pride, but the lips of the wise shall keep them.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

In the mouth of the foolish is the boasting of lordship; but the lips of the wise will beware of such.

NET Bible

In the speech of a fool is a rod for his back, but the words of the wise protect them.

New Heart English Bible

The fool's talk brings a rod to his back, but the lips of the wise protect them.

The Emphasized Bible

In the mouth of the foolish, is a haughty rod, but, as for the lips of the wise, thou shalt give heed to them!

Webster

In the mouth of the foolish is a rod of pride: but the lips of the wise shall preserve them.

World English Bible

The fool's talk brings a rod to his back, but the lips of the wise protect them.

Youngs Literal Translation

In the mouth of a fool is a rod of pride, And the lips of the wise preserve them.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
In the mouth
פּה 
Peh 
Usage: 497

of the foolish
אויל 
'eviyl 
Usage: 26

is a rod
חטר 
Choter 
rod
Usage: 2

of pride
גּאוה 
Ga`avah 
Usage: 19

but the lips
שׂפת שׂפה 
Saphah 
Usage: 176

of the wise
חכם 
Chakam 
Usage: 137

שׁמר 
Shamar 
Usage: 468

Context Readings

Proverbs Of Solomon

2 He who walks in his uprightness fears the LORD, But he who is devious in his ways despises Him. 3 In the mouth of the foolish is a rod for his back, But the lips of the wise will protect them. 4 Where no oxen are, the manger is clean, But much revenue comes by the strength of the ox.



Cross References

Proverbs 12:6

The words of the wicked lie in wait for blood, But the mouth of the upright will deliver them.

1 Samuel 2:3

"Boast no more so very proudly, Do not let arrogance come out of your mouth; For the LORD is a God of knowledge, And with Him actions are weighed.

Job 5:21

"You will be hidden from the scourge of the tongue, And you will not be afraid of violence when it comes.

Psalm 12:3

May the LORD cut off all flattering lips, The tongue that speaks great things;

Psalm 31:18

Let the lying lips be mute, Which speak arrogantly against the righteous With pride and contempt.

Psalm 52:1-2

Why do you boast in evil, O mighty man? The lovingkindness of God endures all day long.

Psalm 57:4

My soul is among lions; I must lie among those who breathe forth fire, Even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows And their tongue a sharp sword.

Proverbs 18:6

A fool's lips bring strife, And his mouth calls for blows.

Proverbs 21:24

"Proud," "Haughty," "Scoffer," are his names, Who acts with insolent pride.

Proverbs 22:8

He who sows iniquity will reap vanity, And the rod of his fury will perish.

Proverbs 28:25

An arrogant man stirs up strife, But he who trusts in the LORD will prosper.

Daniel 7:20

and the meaning of the ten horns that were on its head and the other horn which came up, and before which three of them fell, namely, that horn which had eyes and a mouth uttering great boasts and which was larger in appearance than its associates.

Romans 10:9-10

that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved;

James 3:5-6

So also the tongue is a small part of the body, and yet it boasts of great things See how great a forest is set aflame by such a small fire!

2 Peter 2:18

For speaking out arrogant words of vanity they entice by fleshly desires, by sensuality, those who barely escape from the ones who live in error,

Revelation 3:10

'Because you have kept the word of My perseverance, I also will keep you from the hour of testing, that hour which is about to come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth.

Revelation 12:11

"And they overcame him because of the blood of the Lamb and because of the word of their testimony, and they did not love their life even when faced with death.

Revelation 15:5-6

After these things I looked, and the temple of the tabernacle of testimony in heaven was opened,

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