Proverbs 10:14
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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.

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Clarke'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


Proverbs 1:5 A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain to wise counsels:

Proverbs 9:9 Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: teach a just man, and he will increase in learning.

Proverbs 18:1,15 Through desire a man, having separated himself, seeks and intermeddles with all wisdom...

Proverbs 19:8 He that gets wisdom loves his own soul: he that keeps understanding shall find good.

Matthew 12:35 A good man out of the good treasure of the heart brings forth good things...

Matthew 13:44,52 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like to treasure hid in a field; the which when a man has found, he hides...

2 Corinthians 4:6,7 For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, has shined in our hearts...

the mouth

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

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

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

Proverbs 21:23 Whoever keeps his mouth and his tongue keeps his soul from troubles.

The 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.
In the discussion of this subject, I shall show-- I. What constitute the sanctions of law. 1. The sanctions of law are the motives to obedience, the natural and the governmental consequences or results of obedience and of disobedience. 2. They are remuneratory, that is, they promise reward to obedience. 3. They are vindicatory, that is, they threaten the disobedient with punishment. 4. They are natural, that is, happiness is to some extent naturally connected with, and the necessary consequence of,
Charles Grandison Finney—Systematic Theology

How the Simple and the Crafty are to be Admonished.
(Admonition 12.) Differently to be admonished are the simple and the insincere. The simple are to be praised for studying never to say what is false, but to be admonished to know how sometimes to be silent about what is true. For, as falsehood has always harmed him that speaks it, so sometimes the hearing of truth has done harm to some. Wherefore the Lord before His disciples, tempering His speech with silence, says, I have many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now (Joh. xvi. 12).
Leo the Great—Writings of Leo the Great

Letter xv (Circa A. D. 1129) to Alvisus, Abbot of Anchin
To Alvisus, Abbot of Anchin He praises the fatherly gentleness of Alvisus towards Godwin. He excuses himself, and asks pardon for having admitted him. To Alvisus, Abbot of Anchin. [18] 1. May God render to you the same mercy which you have shown towards your holy son Godwin. I know that at the news of his death you showed yourself unmindful of old complaints, and remembering only your friendship for him, behaved with kindness, not resentment, and putting aside the character of judge, showed yourself
Saint Bernard of Clairvaux—Some Letters of Saint Bernard, Abbot of Clairvaux

Cross References
Proverbs 9:9
Instruct the wise and they will be wiser still; teach the righteous and they will add to their learning.

Proverbs 10:8
The wise in heart accept commands, but a chattering fool comes to ruin.

Proverbs 10:10
Whoever winks maliciously causes grief, and a chattering fool comes to ruin.

Proverbs 12:23
The prudent keep their knowledge to themselves, but a fool's heart blurts out folly.

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

Proverbs 18:7
The mouths of fools are their undoing, and their lips are a snare to their very lives.

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

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