Proverbs 12:13
New International Version
Evildoers are trapped by their sinful talk, and so the innocent escape trouble.

New Living Translation
The wicked are trapped by their own words, but the godly escape such trouble.

English Standard Version
An evil man is ensnared by the transgression of his lips, but the righteous escapes from trouble.

Berean Study Bible
An evil man is trapped by his rebellious speech, but a righteous man escapes from trouble.

New American Standard Bible
An evil man is ensnared by the transgression of his lips, But the righteous will escape from trouble.

King James Bible
The wicked is snared by the transgression of his lips: but the just shall come out of trouble.

Christian Standard Bible
By rebellious speech an evil person is trapped, but a righteous person escapes from trouble.

Contemporary English Version
We trap ourselves by telling lies, but we stay out of trouble by living right.

Good News Translation
The wicked are trapped by their own words, but honest people get themselves out of trouble.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
An evil man is trapped by his rebellious speech, but a righteous one escapes from trouble.

International Standard Version
An evil man's sinful speech ensnares him, but the righteous person escapes from trouble.

NET Bible
The evil person is ensnared by the transgression of his speech, but the righteous person escapes out of trouble.

New Heart English Bible
An evil man is trapped by sinfulness of lips, but the righteous shall come out of trouble.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The evil one is caught in the evil of his lips and the righteous escapes from trouble.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
An evil person is trapped by his own sinful talk, but a righteous person escapes from trouble.

JPS Tanakh 1917
In the transgression of the lips is a snare to the evil man; But the righteous cometh out of trouble.

New American Standard 1977
An evil man is ensnared by the transgression of his lips, But the righteous will escape from trouble.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The wicked is snared by the transgression of his lips, but the just shall come out of the tribulation.

King James 2000 Bible
The wicked is snared by the transgression of his lips: but the just shall escape from trouble.

American King James Version
The wicked is snared by the transgression of his lips: but the just shall come out of trouble.

American Standard Version
In the transgression of the lips is a snare to the evil man; But the righteous shall come out of trouble.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For the sin of his lips a sinner falls into snare; but a righteous man escapes from them. He whose looks are gentle shall be pitied, but he that contends in the gates will afflict souls.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For the sins of the lips ruin draweth nigh to the evil mall: but the just shall escape out of distress.

Darby Bible Translation
In the transgression of the lips is an evil snare; but a righteous [man] shall go forth out of trouble.

English Revised Version
In the transgression of the lips is a snare to the evil man: but the righteous shall come out of trouble.

Webster's Bible Translation
The wicked is snared by the transgression of his lips: but the just shall come out of trouble.

World English Bible
An evil man is trapped by sinfulness of lips, but the righteous shall come out of trouble.

Young's Literal Translation
In transgression of the lips is the snare of the wicked, And the righteous goeth out from distress.
Study Bible
Loving Discipline and Knowledge
12The wicked desire the plunder of evil men, but the root of the righteous flourishes. 13An evil man is trapped by his rebellious speech, but a righteous man escapes from trouble. 14By fruitful speech a man will be filled with good things, and the work of a man’s hands will reward him.…
Cross References
2 Peter 2:9
if all this is so, then the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from trials and to hold the unrighteous for punishment on the day of judgment.

Psalm 59:12
By the sins of their mouths and the words of their lips, let them be trapped in their pride, in the curses and lies they utter.

Psalm 64:8
They will be made to stumble, their own tongues turned against them. All who see will shake their heads.

Proverbs 11:8
The righteous man is delivered from trouble; in his place the wicked man goes in.

Proverbs 18:7
A fool's mouth is his ruin, and his lips are a snare to his soul.

Proverbs 18:21
Life and death are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit.

Proverbs 21:23
He who guards his mouth and tongue keeps his soul from distress.

Treasury of Scripture

The wicked is snared by the transgression of his lips: but the just shall come out of trouble.

Proverbs 6:2
Thou art snared with the words of thy mouth, thou art taken with the words of thy mouth.

Proverbs 15:2
The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness.

Proverbs 18:6,7
A fool's lips enter into contention, and his mouth calleth for strokes…

but

Proverbs 11:8
The righteous is delivered out of trouble, and the wicked cometh in his stead.

Genesis 48:16
The Angel which redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads; and let my name be named on them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; and let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth.

2 Samuel 4:9
And David answered Rechab and Baanah his brother, the sons of Rimmon the Beerothite, and said unto them, As the LORD liveth, who hath redeemed my soul out of all adversity,







Lexicon
An evil
רָ֑ע (rā‘)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7451: Bad, evil

man is trapped
מוֹקֵ֣שׁ (mō·w·qêš)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4170: A bait or lure, a snare

by his rebellious
בְּפֶ֣שַׁע (bə·p̄e·ša‘)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 6588: Transgression

speech,
שְׂ֭פָתַיִם (p̄ā·ṯa·yim)
Noun - fd
Strong's Hebrew 8193: The lip, language, a margin

but a righteous man
צַדִּֽיק׃ (ṣad·dîq)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6662: Just, righteous

escapes
וַיֵּצֵ֖א (way·yê·ṣê)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3318: To go, bring, out, direct and proxim

from trouble.
מִצָּרָ֣ה (miṣ·ṣā·rāh)
Preposition-m | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6869: Tightness, a female rival
(13) The wicked is cursed by the transgression of his lips.--For his words, the product of his evil heart, while designed to injure others, often bring the offender himself into trouble (Psalm 7:16), and moreover, as being the true index of the inner life of the soul, are being stored up as a witness against him at the day of judgment" (Matthew 12:37). The "just man," on the contrary, avoids all this "trouble."

Verse 13. - The wicked is snared by the transgression of his lips; rather, in the transgression of the lips is an evil snare (Proverbs 18:7). A man by speaking unadvisedly or intemperately brings trouble upon himself, involves himself in difficulties which he did not foresee. Often when he has spoken in order to injure others, the slander or the censure has redounded on himself (comp. Psalm 7:15, 16; Psalm 9:16). The just; the man who does not offend with his lips, avoids these snares. The Septuagint here introduces a couplet not found in the Hebrew: "He who looketh gently (ὁ βλέπων λεῖα) shall obtain mercy; but he who frequents the gates [or, 'contends in the gates,' συναντῶν ἐν πύλαις] will harass souls." This seems to mean the man who is calm and considerate for others will himself be treated with pity and consideration (Matthew 5:7); but he who is a gossip, or a busybody, or litigious, will be always vexing his neighbours. 12:10. A godly man would not put even an animal to needless pain. But the wicked often speak of others as well used, when they would not endure like treatment for a single day. 11. It is men's wisdom to mind their business, and follow an honest calling. But it is folly to neglect business; and the grace of God teaches men to disdain nothing but sin. 12. When the ungodly see others prosper by sin, they wish they could act in the same way. But the root of Divine grace, in the heart of the righteous, produces other desires and purposes. 13. Many a man has paid dear in this world for the transgression of his lips.
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