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A fool's mouth is his destruction, and his lips are the snare of his soul.

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Bible References

His destruction

Proverbs 10:8
The wise person accepts commands, but the chattering fool will be brought down.
Proverbs 12:13
An evil man's sinful speech ensnares him, but the righteous person escapes from trouble.
Proverbs 13:3
Anyone who guards his words protects his life; anyone who talks too much is ruined.
Ecclesiastes 10:11
If a serpent strikes despite being charmed, there's no point in being a snake charmer.

His lips

Proverbs 6:2
trapped by your own words, and caught by your own words,
Judges 11:35
When he saw her, he ripped his clothes and cried out, "Oh no! My daughter! You have terribly burdened me! You've joined those who are causing me trouble, because I've given my word to the LORD, and I cannot go back on it.
1 Samuel 14:24
The men of Israel were hard pressed on that day, and Saul required the army to take an oath: "Cursed is the person who eats food before evening and before I've been avenged of my enemies." So no one tasted food.
Mark 6:23
He swore with an oath to her, "I'll give you anything you ask for, up to half of my kingdom."
Acts 23:14
They went to the high priests and elders and said, "We have taken a solemn oath not to taste any food before we have killed Paul.

General references

Proverbs 6:2
trapped by your own words, and caught by your own words,

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