Ecclesiastes 10:12
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New American Standard Bible
Words from the mouth of a wise man are gracious, while the lips of a fool consume him;

King James Bible
The words of a wise man's mouth are gracious; but the lips of a fool will swallow up himself.

Darby Bible Translation
The words of a wise man's mouth are gracious; but the lips of a fool swallow up himself.

World English Bible
The words of a wise man's mouth are gracious; but a fool is swallowed by his own lips.

Young's Literal Translation
Words of the mouth of the wise are gracious, And the lips of a fool swallow him up.

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"For they that are after the Flesh do Mind,"
Rom. viii. s 5, 6.--"For they that are after the flesh do mind," &c. "For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace." There are many differences among men in this world, that, as to outward appearance, are great and wide, and indeed they are so eagerly pursued, and seriously minded by men, as if they were great and momentous. You see what a strife and contention there is among men, how to be extracted out of the dregs of the multitude, and set a little higher
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

Ahaz
The accession of Ahaz to the throne brought Isaiah and his associates face to face with conditions more appalling than any that had hitherto existed in the realm of Judah. Many who had formerly withstood the seductive influence of idolatrous practices were now being persuaded to take part in the worship of heathen deities. Princes in Israel were proving untrue to their trust; false prophets were arising with messages to lead astray; even some of the priests were teaching for hire. Yet the leaders
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

Cross References
Luke 4:22
And all were speaking well of Him, and wondering at the gracious words which were falling from His lips; and they were saying, "Is this not Joseph's son?"

Ephesians 4:29
Let no unwholesome word proceed from your mouth, but only such a word as is good for edification according to the need of the moment, so that it will give grace to those who hear.

Proverbs 10:14
Wise men store up knowledge, But with the mouth of the foolish, ruin is at hand.

Proverbs 10:32
The lips of the righteous bring forth what is acceptable, But the mouth of the wicked what is perverted.

Proverbs 18:7
A fool's mouth is his ruin, And his lips are the snare of his soul.

Proverbs 22:11
He who loves purity of heart And whose speech is gracious, the king is his friend.

Ecclesiastes 4:5
The fool folds his hands and consumes his own flesh.

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