Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

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 in heart will heed commandments: but a prating fool shall fall.
Proverbs 12:13
The wicked is snared by the transgression of his lips: but the just shall escape from trouble.
Proverbs 13:3
He that keeps his mouth keeps his life: but he that opens wide his lips shall have destruction.
Ecclesiastes 10:11
Surely the serpent will bite without enchantment; and a babbler is no better.

His lips

Proverbs 6:2
You are snared with the words of your mouth, you are taken with the words of your mouth.
Judges 11:35
And it came to pass, when he saw her, that he tore his clothes, and said, Alas, my daughter! you have brought me very low, and you are one of them that trouble me: for I have opened my mouth unto the LORD, and I cannot go back.
1 Samuel 14:24
And the men of Israel were distressed that day: for Saul had lain an oath on the people, saying, Cursed be the man that eats any food until evening, that I may be avenged on my enemies. So none of the people tasted any food.
Mark 6:23
And he swore unto her, Whatsoever you shall ask of me, I will give it to you, unto the half of my kingdom.
Acts 23:14
And they came to the chief priests and elders, and said, We have bound ourselves under a great curse, that we will eat nothing until we have slain Paul.

General references

Proverbs 6:2
You are snared with the words of your mouth, you are taken with the words of your mouth.