Proverbs 18:7
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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
Commentary
Clarke'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

his destruction

Proverbs 10:8,14 The wise in heart will receive commandments: but a prating fool shall fall...

Proverbs 12:13 The wicked is snared by the transgression of his lips: but the just shall come out of trouble.

Proverbs 13:3 He that keeps his mouth keeps his life: but he that opens wide his lips shall have destruction.

Ecclesiastes 10:11-14 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 rent his clothes, and said, Alas, my daughter! you have brought me very low...

1 Samuel 14:24 And the men of Israel were distressed that day: for Saul had adjured the people, saying...

Mark 5:23-28 And sought him greatly, saying, My little daughter lies at the point of death: I pray you, come and lay your hands on her...

Acts 23:14 And they came to the chief priests and elders, and said, We have bound ourselves under a great curse...

Library
Two Fortresses
'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
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The Cause and Cure of a Wounded Spirit
A sermon (2494) intended for reading on Lord's Day, December 6th, 1896, delivered by C. H. Spurgeon at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington on Thursday Evening, April 16th, 1885. "The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity; but a wounded spirit who can bear?"--Proverbs 18:14. Every man sooner or later has some kind of infirmity to bear. It may be that his constitution from the very first will be inclined to certain disease and pains, or possibly he may in passing through life suffer from accident
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs

"And if Christ be in You, the Body is Dead Because of Sin: but the Spirit is Life Because of Righteousness. "
Rom. viii. 10.--"And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin: but the Spirit is life because of righteousness." "The sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin is the law," saith our apostle, 1 Cor. xv. 56. These two concur to make man mortal, and these two are the bitter ingredients of death. Sin procured it, and the law appointed it, and God hath seen to the exact execution of that law in all ages; for what man liveth and shall not taste of death? Two only escaped the common
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

Commerce
The remarkable change which we have noticed in the views of Jewish authorities, from contempt to almost affectation of manual labour, could certainly not have been arbitrary. But as we fail to discover here any religious motive, we can only account for it on the score of altered political and social circumstances. So long as the people were, at least nominally, independent, and in possession of their own land, constant engagement in a trade would probably mark an inferior social stage, and imply
Alfred Edersheim—Sketches of Jewish Social Life

Cross References
Psalm 64:8
He will turn their own tongues against them and bring them to ruin; all who see them will shake their heads in scorn.

Psalm 140:9
Those who surround me proudly rear their heads; may the mischief of their lips engulf them.

Proverbs 10:14
The wise store up knowledge, but the mouth of a fool invites ruin.

Proverbs 12:13
Evildoers are trapped by their sinful talk, and so the innocent escape trouble.

Proverbs 13:3
Those who guard their lips preserve their lives, but those who speak rashly will come to ruin.

Proverbs 18:8
The words of a gossip are like choice morsels; they go down to the inmost parts.

Ecclesiastes 10:12
Words from the mouth of the wise are gracious, but fools are consumed by their own lips.

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