New American Standard Bible
The tongue of the wise makes knowledge acceptable, But the mouth of fools spouts folly.
King James Bible
The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness.
Darby Bible Translation
The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright; but the mouth of the foolish poureth out folly.
World English Bible
The tongue of the wise commends knowledge, but the mouth of fools gush out folly.
Young's Literal Translation
The tongue of the wise maketh knowledge good, And the mouth of fools uttereth folly.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Useth knowledge aright - Rather, makes knowledge goodly. The power of well-considered speech to commend true wisdom, is contrasted with the pouring (literally as in the margin) forth of folly.
LibraryGod, the All-Seeing One
We have in our text, first of all, a great fact declared,--"Hell and destruction are before the Lord ;" we have, secondly, a great fact inferred,--"How much more then the hearts of the children of men?" I. We will begin with THE GREAT FACT WHICH IS DECLARED--a fact which furnishes us with premises from which we deduce the practical conclusion of the second sentence--"How much more then the hearts of the children of men?" The best interpretation that you can give of those two words, "hell" and "destruction," …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 4: 1858
Epistle cxxii. To Rechared, King of the visigoths .
Behold, they belch forth with their mouth; Swords are in their lips, For, they say, "Who hears?"
A prudent man conceals knowledge, But the heart of fools proclaims folly.
Every prudent man acts with knowledge, But a fool displays folly.
The lips of the wise spread knowledge, But the hearts of fools are not so.
The heart of the righteous ponders how to answer, But the mouth of the wicked pours out evil things.
For the dream comes through much effort and the voice of a fool through many words.
Yet the fool multiplies words. No man knows what will happen, and who can tell him what will come after him?
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