New International Version
The wise store up knowledge, but the mouth of a fool invites ruin.
King James Bible
Wise men lay up knowledge: but the mouth of the foolish is near destruction.
Darby Bible Translation
The wise lay up knowledge; but the mouth of the fool is near destruction.
World English Bible
Wise men lay up knowledge, but the mouth of the foolish is near ruin.
Young's Literal Translation
The wise lay up knowledge, and the mouth of a fool is near ruin.
Proverbs 10:14 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Wise men lay up knowledge - They keep secret every thing that has a tendency to disturb domestic or public peace; but the foolish man blabs all out, and produces much mischief. Think much, speak little, and always think before you speak. This will promote your own peace and that of your neighbor.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryThe Two-Fold Aspect of the Divine Working
'The way of the Lord is strength to the upright: but destruction shall be to the workers of iniquity.'--PROVERBS x. 29. You observe that the words 'shall be,' in the last clause, are a supplement. They are quite unnecessary, and in fact they rather hinder the sense. They destroy the completeness of the antithesis between the two halves of the verse. If you leave them out, and suppose that the 'way of the Lord' is what is spoken of in both clauses, you get a far deeper and fuller meaning. 'The way …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Sanctions of Moral Law, Natural and Governmental.
How the Simple and the Crafty are to be Admonished.
Letter xv (Circa A. D. 1129) to Alvisus, Abbot of Anchin
Instruct the wise and they will be wiser still; teach the righteous and they will add to their learning.
The wise in heart accept commands, but a chattering fool comes to ruin.
Whoever winks maliciously causes grief, and a chattering fool comes to ruin.
The prudent keep their knowledge to themselves, but a fool's heart blurts out folly.
Those who guard their lips preserve their lives, but those who speak rashly will come to ruin.
The mouths of fools are their undoing, and their lips are a snare to their very lives.
Words from the mouth of the wise are gracious, but fools are consumed by their own lips.
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