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Knowledge is spread by people who are wise, not by fools.
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The lips of the wise shall disperse knowledge: the heart of fools shall be unlike.
Psalm 37:30 The mouth of the just shall meditate wisdom: and his tongue shall speak judgment.
Psalm 45:2 Thou art beautiful above the sons of men: grace is poured abroad in thy lips; therefore hath God blessed thee for ever.
Psalm 51:13-15 I will teach the unjust thy ways: and the wicked shall be converted to thee. . . .
Psalm 71:15-18 My mouth shall shew forth thy justice; thy salvation all the day long. Because I have not known learning, . . .
Psalm 78:2-6 I will open my mouth in parables: I will utter propositions from the beginning. . . .
Psalm 119:13 With my lips I have pronounced all the judgments of thy mouth.
Ecclesiastes 12:9,10 And whereas Ecclesiastes was very wise, he taught the people, and declared the things that he had done: and seeking out, he set forth many parables. . . .
Songs 4:11 Thy lips, my spouse, are as a dropping honeycomb, honey and milk are under thy tongue; and the smell of thy garments, as the smell of frankincense.
Matthew 10:27 That which I tell you in the dark, speak ye in the light: and that which you hear in the ear, preach ye upon the housetops.
Matthew 28:18-20 And Jesus coming, spoke to them, saying: All power is given to me in heaven and in earth. . . .
Mark 16:15 And he said to them: Go ye into the whole world and preach the gospel to every creature.
Acts 18:9,10 And the Lord said to Paul in the night, by a vision: Do not fear, but speak. And hold not thy peace, . . .
Romans 10:14-17 How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? Or how shall they believe him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? . . .
Romans 15:18-21 For I dare not to speak of any of those things which Christ worketh not by me, for the obedience of the Gentiles, by word and deed, . . .
Ephesians 4:29 Let no evil speech proceed from your mouth: but that which is good, to the edification of faith: that it may administer grace to the hearers.
2 Timothy 2:2 And the things which thou hast heard of me by many witnesses, the same commend to faithful men who shall be fit to teach others also.
Proverbs 10:20,21 The lips of the just teach many: but they that are ignorant, shall die in the want of understanding. . . .
Matthew 12:34 O generation of vipers, how can you speak good things, whereas you are evil? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.
James 3:6 And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity. The tongue is placed among our members, which defileth the whole body and inflameth the wheel of our nativity, being set on fire by hell.
ContextA Gentle Answer Turns Away Wrath
…6The house of the just is very much strength: and in the fruits of the wicked is trouble. 7The lips of the wise shall disperse knowledge: the heart of fools shall be unlike.8The victims of the wicked are abominable to the Lord: the vows of the just are acceptable.…
The tongue of the wise adorneth knowledge: but the mouth of fools bubbleth out folly.
The house of the just is very much strength: and in the fruits of the wicked is trouble.
The victims of the wicked are abominable to the Lord: the vows of the just are acceptable.
Additional TranslationsThe lips of the wise spread knowledge, but not so the hearts of fools.The lips of the wise disperse knowledge: but the heart of the foolish does not so.
The lips of the wise disperse knowledge; But the heart of the foolish doeth not so.
The lips of the wise are bound by discretion: but the hearts of the foolish are not safe.
The lips of the wise disperse knowledge, but not so the heart of the foolish.
The lips of the wise disperse knowledge: but the heart of the foolish doeth not so.
The lips of the wise diffuse knowledge: but the heart of the foolish doeth not so.
The lips of the wise spread knowledge; not so with the heart of fools.
The lips of the wise scatter knowledge, And the heart of fools is not right.
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