Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness.


Bible References


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 12:23
The sane man conceals his wisdom: but the heart of fools proclaims foolishness.
Proverbs 13:16
Every sane man works according to wisdom: but the fool shall manifest his folly.
Proverbs 16:23
The heart of the wise causes his mouth to be prudent, and with his lips he shall increase doctrine.
Proverbs 25:11
A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold inscribed with silver.
Psalm 45:1
My heart is overflowing with a good word; I speak of the things which I have done concerning the king; my tongue is the pen of a ready writer.
Ecclesiastes 10:12
The words from the mouth of the wise man are grace, but the lips of the fool will swallow up himself.
Isaiah 50:4
The Lord GOD has given me the tongue of the wise that I should know how to speak a word in season to him that is weary; he wakes up early, early shall he awaken my ear, that I might hear, as the wise.


Psalm 59:7
Behold, they belch out with their mouth; swords are in their lips; for who, say they, doth hear?

General references

Proverbs 14:33
Wisdom shall rest in the heart of him that is sane and is made known in the midst of the fools.
Proverbs 17:28
Even a fool, when he is silent is counted wise, and he that shuts his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.
Matthew 15:18
But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart, and they defile the man.