Proverbs 15:2
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New International Version
The tongue of the wise adorns knowledge, but the mouth of the fool gushes folly.

King James Bible
The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness.

Darby Bible Translation
The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright; but the mouth of the foolish poureth out folly.

World English Bible
The tongue of the wise commends knowledge, but the mouth of fools gush out folly.

Young's Literal Translation
The tongue of the wise maketh knowledge good, And the mouth of fools uttereth folly.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Useth knowledge aright - This is very difficult to know: - when to speak, and when to be silent; what to speak, and what to leave unspoken; the manner that is best and most suitable to the occasion, the subject, the circumstances, and the persons. All these are difficulties, often even to the wisest men. Even wise counsel may be foolishly given.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Proverbs 15:23,28 A man has joy by the answer of his mouth: and a word spoken in due season, how good is it!...

Proverbs 12:23 A prudent man conceals knowledge: but the heart of fools proclaims foolishness.

Proverbs 13:16 Every prudent man deals with knowledge: but a fool lays open his folly.

Proverbs 16:23 The heart of the wise teaches his mouth, and adds learning to his lips.

Proverbs 25:11,12 A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver...

Psalm 45:1 My heart is gushing a good matter: I speak of the things which I have made touching the king: my tongue is the pen of a ready writer.

Ecclesiastes 10:12,13 The words of a wise man's mouth are gracious; but the lips of a fool will swallow up himself...




Psalm 59:7 Behold, they belch out with their mouth: swords are in their lips: for who, say they, does hear?

God, the All-Seeing One
A sermon (No. 177) delivered on Sabbath morning, February 14, 1858 At The Music Hall, Royal Surrey Gardens by C. H. Spurgeon. "Hell and destruction are before the Lord: how much more then the hearts of the children of men?" -- Proverbs 15:11. You have often smiled at the ignorance of heathens who bow themselves before gods of wood and stone. You have quoted the words of Scripture and you have said, "Eyes have they, but they see not; ears have they, but they hear not." You have therefore argued that
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs

How the Humble and the Haughty are to be Admonished.
(Admonition 18.) Differently to be admonished are the humble and the haughty. To the former it is to be insinuated how true is that excellence which they hold in hoping for it; to the latter it is to be intimated how that temporal glory is as nothing which even when embracing it they hold not. Let the humble hear how eternal are the things that they long for, how transitory the things which they despise; let the haughty hear how transitory are the things they court, how eternal the things they
Leo the Great—Writings of Leo the Great

An Exposition on the First Ten Chapters of Genesis, and Part of the Eleventh
An unfinished commentary on the Bible, found among the author's papers after his death, in his own handwriting; and published in 1691, by Charles Doe, in a folio volume of the works of John Bunyan. ADVERTISEMENT BY THE EDITOR Being in company with an enlightened society of Protestant dissenters of the Baptist denomination, I observed to a doctor of divinity, who was advancing towards his seventieth year, that my time had been delightfully engaged with John Bunyan's commentary on Genesis. "What,"
John Bunyan—The Works of John Bunyan Volumes 1-3

In the reign of David and Solomon, Israel became strong among the nations and had many opportunities to wield a mighty influence in behalf of truth and the right. The name of Jehovah was exalted and held in honor, and the purpose for which the Israelites had been established in the Land of Promise bade fair of meeting with fulfillment. Barriers were broken down, and seekers after truth from the lands of the heathen were not turned away unsatisfied. Conversions took place, and the church of God on
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

Cross References
Psalm 59:7
See what they spew from their mouths-- the words from their lips are sharp as swords, and they think, "Who can hear us?"

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

Proverbs 13:16
All who are prudent act with knowledge, but fools expose their folly.

Proverbs 15:7
The lips of the wise spread knowledge, but the hearts of fools are not upright.

Proverbs 15:28
The heart of the righteous weighs its answers, but the mouth of the wicked gushes evil.

Ecclesiastes 5:3
A dream comes when there are many cares, and many words mark the speech of a fool.

Ecclesiastes 10:14
and fools multiply words. No one knows what is coming-- who can tell someone else what will happen after them?

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