Parallel Verses

World English Bible

A fool's lips come into strife, and his mouth invites beatings.

New American Standard Bible

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

King James Version

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

Holman Bible

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

International Standard Version

A fool's words bring strife, and his mouth invites fighting.

A Conservative Version

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

American Standard Version

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

Amplified

A [self-confident] fool's lips bring contention, and his mouth invites a beating.

Bible in Basic English

A foolish man's lips are a cause of fighting, and his mouth makes him open to blows.

Darby Translation

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

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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

Julia Smith Translation

The lips of the foolish one will come into contention, and his mouth will call for blows.

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

The lips of a fool will bring strife, and his mouth calls out for a flogging.

Modern King James verseion

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

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

A fool's lips are ever brawling, and his mouth provoketh unto battle.

NET Bible

The lips of a fool enter into strife, and his mouth invites a flogging.

New Heart English Bible

A fool's lips come into strife, and his mouth invites beatings.

The Emphasized Bible

the lips of a dullard, enter into contention, and his mouth, for blows, crieth out.

Webster

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

Youngs Literal Translation

The lips of a fool enter into strife, And his mouth for stripes calleth.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
A fool's
כּסיל 
K@ciyl 
Usage: 70

שׂפת שׂפה 
Saphah 
Usage: 176


come, bring, ... in, enter, go, carry, ...down, pass, ...out,
Usage: 0

רב ריב 
Riyb 
Usage: 60

קרא 
Qara' 
Usage: 736

References

Easton

Context Readings

How Fools Live

5 To be partial to the faces of the wicked is not good, nor to deprive the innocent of justice. 6 A fool's lips come into strife, and his mouth invites beatings. 7 A fool's mouth is his destruction, and his lips are a snare to his soul.



Cross References

Proverbs 12:16

A fool shows his annoyance the same day, but one who overlooks an insult is prudent.

Proverbs 13:10

Pride only breeds quarrels, but with ones who take advice is wisdom.

Proverbs 14:3

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

Proverbs 14:16

A wise man fears, and shuns evil, but the fool is hotheaded and reckless.

Proverbs 16:27-28

A worthless man devises mischief. His speech is like a scorching fire.

Proverbs 17:14

The beginning of strife is like breaching a dam, therefore stop contention before quarreling breaks out.

Proverbs 19:19

A hot-tempered man must pay the penalty, for if you rescue him, you must do it again.

Proverbs 19:29

Penalties are prepared for scoffers, and beatings for the backs of fools.

Proverbs 20:3

It is an honor for a man to keep aloof from strife; but every fool will be quarreling.

Proverbs 22:24-25

Don't befriend a hot-tempered man, and don't associate with one who harbors anger:

Proverbs 25:24

It is better to dwell in the corner of the housetop, than to share a house with a contentious woman.

Proverbs 27:3

A stone is heavy, and sand is a burden; but a fool's provocation is heavier than both.

Proverbs 29:9

If a wise man goes to court with a foolish man, the fool rages or scoffs, and there is no peace.

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