New Living Translation
Fools' words get them into constant quarrels; they are asking for a beating.
King James Bible
A fool's lips enter into contention, and his mouth calleth for strokes.
Darby Bible Translation
A fool's lips enter into contention, and his mouth calleth for stripes.
World English Bible
A fool's lips come into strife, and his mouth invites beatings.
Young's Literal Translation
The lips of a fool enter into strife, And his mouth for stripes calleth.
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LibraryA Faithful Friend
Friendship, however, though very pleasing and exceedingly blessed, has been the cause of the greatest misery to men when it has been unworthy and unfaithful; for just in proportion as a good friend is sweet, a false friend is full of bitterness. "A faithless friend is sharper than an adder's tooth." It is sweet to repose in some one; but O! how bitter to have that support snapped, and to receive a grievous fall as the effect of your confidence. Fidelity is an absolute necessary in a true friend; …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 3: 1857
Would that I were More Closely Bound
Epistle cxv. To Syagrius, Bishop of Augustodunum (Autun).
Have Read the Letter which You in Your Wisdom have Written Me. You Inveigh against Me
Punishment is made for mockers, and the backs of fools are made to be beaten.
Throw out the mocker, and fighting goes, too. Quarrels and insults will disappear.
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