Proverbs 15:2
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English Standard Version
The tongue of the wise commends knowledge, but the mouths of fools pour out folly.

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

American Standard Version
The tongue of the wise uttereth knowledge aright; But the mouth of fools poureth out folly.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The tongue of the wise adorneth knowledge: but the mouth of fools bubbleth out folly.

English Revised Version
The tongue of the wise uttereth knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools poureth out folly.

Webster's Bible Translation
The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

31 He who oppresseth the poor reproacheth his Maker;

     And whosoever is merciful to the poor, it is an honour to him.

Line first is repeated in Proverbs 17:5 somewhat varied, and the relation of the idea in 31b is as Proverbs 19:17, according to which וּמכבּדו is the predicate and חונן אביון the subject (Symmachus, Targ., Jerome, Venet., Luther), not the reverse (Syr.); חונן is thus not the 3 per. Po. (lxx), but the part. Kal (for which 21b has the part. Po. מחונן). The predicates חרף עשׂהוּ (vid., regarding the perf. Gesen. 126, 3) and ומכבדו follow one another after the scheme of the Chiasmus. עשׁק has Munach on the first syllable, on which the tone is thrown back, and on the second the העמדה sign (vid., Torath Emeth, p. 21), as e.g., פּוטר, Proverbs 17:14, and אהב, Proverbs 17:19. The showing of forbearance and kindness to the poor arising from a common relation to one Creator, and from respect towards a personality bearing the image of God, is a conception quite in the spirit of the Chokma, which, as in the Jahve religion it becomes the universal religion, so in the national law it becomes the human. Thus also Job 31:15, cf. Proverbs 3:9 of the Epistle of James, which in many respects has its roots in the Book of Proverbs. Mat 25:40 is a New Testament side-piece to 31b.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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Proverbs 15:23,28 A man has joy by the answer of his mouth: and a word spoken in due season, how good is it!...

Proverbs 12:23 A prudent man conceals knowledge: but the heart of fools proclaims foolishness.

Proverbs 13:16 Every prudent man deals with knowledge: but a fool lays open his folly.

Proverbs 16:23 The heart of the wise teaches his mouth, and adds learning to his lips.

Proverbs 25:11,12 A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver...

Psalm 45:1 My heart is gushing a good matter: I speak of the things which I have made touching the king: my tongue is the pen of a ready writer.

Ecclesiastes 10:12,13 The words of a wise man's mouth are gracious; but the lips of a fool will swallow up himself...

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

Cross References
Psalm 59:7
There they are, bellowing with their mouths with swords in their lips-- for "Who," they think, "will hear us?"

Proverbs 12:23
A prudent man conceals knowledge, but the heart of fools proclaims folly.

Proverbs 13:16
Every prudent man acts with knowledge, but a fool flaunts his folly.

Proverbs 15:7
The lips of the wise spread knowledge; not so the hearts of fools.

Proverbs 15:28
The heart of the righteous ponders how to answer, but the mouth of the wicked pours out evil things.

Ecclesiastes 5:3
For a dream comes with much business, and a fool's voice with many words.

Ecclesiastes 10:14
A fool multiplies words, though no man knows what is to be, and who can tell him what will be after him?

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