New International Version
The mouths of fools are their undoing, and their lips are a snare to their very lives.
King James Bible
A fool's mouth is his destruction, and his lips are the snare of his soul.
Darby Bible Translation
A fool's mouth is destruction to him, and his lips are a snare to his soul.
World English Bible
A fool's mouth is his destruction, and his lips are a snare to his soul.
Young's Literal Translation
The mouth of a fool is ruin to him, And his lips are the snare of his soul.
Proverbs 18:7 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
To accept the person of the wicked - We must not, in judicial cases, pay any attention to a man's riches, influence, friends, offices, etc., but judge the case according to its own merits. But when the wicked rich man opposes and oppresses the poor righteous, then all those things should be utterly forgotten.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
'The name of the Lord is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe. 11. The rich man's wealth is his strong city, and as an high wall in his own conceit'--PROVERBS xviii. 10,11. The mere reading of these two verses shows that, contrary to the usual rule in the Book of Proverbs, they have a bearing on each other. They are intended to suggest a very strong contrast, and that contrast is even more emphatic in the original than in our translation; because, as the margin of your Bibles …
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The Cause and Cure of a Wounded Spirit
"And if Christ be in You, the Body is Dead Because of Sin: but the Spirit is Life Because of Righteousness. "
He will turn their own tongues against them and bring them to ruin; all who see them will shake their heads in scorn.
Those who surround me proudly rear their heads; may the mischief of their lips engulf them.
The wise store up knowledge, but the mouth of a fool invites ruin.
Evildoers are trapped by their sinful talk, and so the innocent escape trouble.
Those who guard their lips preserve their lives, but those who speak rashly will come to ruin.
The words of a gossip are like choice morsels; they go down to the inmost parts.
Words from the mouth of the wise are gracious, but fools are consumed by their own lips.
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