Proverbs 18:6
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English Standard Version
A fool’s lips walk into a fight, and his mouth invites a beating.

King James Bible
A fool's lips enter into contention, and his mouth calleth for strokes.

American Standard Version
A fool's lips enter into contention, And his mouth calleth for stripes.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The lips of a fool intermeddle with strife: and his mouth provoketh quarrels.

English Revised Version
A fool's lips enter into contention, and his mouth calleth for stripes.

Webster's Bible Translation
A fool's lips enter into contention, and his mouth calleth for strokes.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Ver. 28 continues the same theme, the value of silence:

Even a fool, when he keeps silence, is counted wise;

When he shutteth his mouth, discreet.

The subj. as well as the pred. of the first line avail for the second. אטם, obturare, occludere, usually of the closing the ear, is here transferred to the mouth. The Hiph. החרישׁ means mutum agere (cf. Arab. khrs, mutum esse), from חרשׁ, which, like κωφός, passes from the meaning surdus to that of mutus (Fl.). The words of Job 13:5, and also those of Alexander: si tacuisses sapiens mansisses, are applicable to fools. An Arab. proverb says, "silence is the covering of the stupid." In the epigrammatical hexameter,

πᾶς τις ἀπαίδευτος φρονιμώτατός ἐστι σιωπῶν,

the word σιωπῶν has the very same syntactical position as these two participles.

(Note: Cf. C. Schultze's Die bibl. Sprichwrter (1860), p. 60f.)

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fools

Proverbs 12:16 A fool's wrath is presently known: but a prudent man covers shame.

Proverbs 13:10 Only by pride comes contention: but with the well advised is wisdom.

Proverbs 14:16 A wise man fears, and departs from evil: but the fool rages, and is confident.

Proverbs 16:27,28 An ungodly man digs up evil: and in his lips there is as a burning fire...

Proverbs 17:14 The beginning of strife is as when one lets out water: therefore leave off contention, before it be meddled with.

Proverbs 20:3 It is an honor for a man to cease from strife: but every fool will be meddling.

Proverbs 27:3 A stone is heavy, and the sand weighty; but a fool's wrath is heavier than them both.

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Proverbs 14:3 In the mouth of the foolish is a rod of pride: but the lips of the wise shall preserve them.

Proverbs 19:19 A man of great wrath shall suffer punishment: for if you deliver him, yet you must do it again.

Proverbs 22:24-25 Make no friendship with an angry man; and with a furious man you shall not go...

Proverbs 25:24 It is better to dwell in the corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman and in a wide house.

Proverbs 29:9 If a wise man contends with a foolish man, whether he rage or laugh, there is no rest.

Cross References
Proverbs 19:29
Condemnation is ready for scoffers, and beating for the backs of fools.

Proverbs 22:10
Drive out a scoffer, and strife will go out, and quarreling and abuse will cease.

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