Proverbs 18:6
New International Version
The lips of fools bring them strife, and their mouths invite a beating.

New Living Translation
Fools’ words get them into constant quarrels; they are asking for a beating.

English Standard Version
A fool’s lips walk into a fight, and his mouth invites a beating.

Berean Study Bible
A fool’s lips bring him strife, and his mouth invites a beating.

New American Standard Bible
A fool's lips bring strife, And his mouth calls for blows.

New King James Version
A fool’s lips enter into contention, And his mouth calls for blows.

King James Bible
A fool's lips enter into contention, and his mouth calleth for strokes.

Christian Standard Bible
A fool's lips lead to strife, and his mouth provokes a beating.

Contemporary English Version
Foolish talk will get you into a lot of trouble.

Good News Translation
When some fool starts an argument, he is asking for a beating.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A fool's lips lead to strife, and his mouth provokes a beating.

International Standard Version
A fool's words bring strife, and his mouth invites fighting.

NET Bible
The lips of a fool enter into strife, and his mouth invites a flogging.

New Heart English Bible
A fool's lips come into strife, and his mouth invites beatings.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The lips of a fool bring into judgment and his mouth brings him to death.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
By talking, a fool gets into an argument, and his mouth invites a beating.

JPS Tanakh 1917
A fool's lips enter into contention, And his mouth calleth for strokes.

New American Standard 1977
A fool’s lips bring strife, And his mouth calls for blows.

Jubilee Bible 2000
A fool's lips enter into contention, and his mouth calls for strokes.

King James 2000 Bible
A fool's lips enter into contention, and his mouth calls for blows.

American King James Version
A fool's lips enter into contention, and his mouth calls for strokes.

American Standard Version
A fool's lips enter into contention, And his mouth calleth for stripes.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
The lips of a fool bring him into troubles, and his bold mouth calls for death.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The lips of a fool intermeddle with strife: and his mouth provoketh quarrels.

Darby Bible Translation
A fool's lips enter into contention, and his mouth calleth for stripes.

English Revised Version
A fool's lips enter into contention, and his mouth calleth for stripes.

Webster's Bible Translation
A fool's lips enter into contention, and his mouth calleth for strokes.

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.
Study Bible
The Selfishness of the Unfriendly
5Showing partiality to the wicked is not good, nor is depriving the innocent of justice. 6A fool’s lips bring strife, and his mouth invites a beating. 7A fool’s mouth is his ruin, and his lips are a snare to his soul.…
Cross References
Proverbs 19:29
Judgments are prepared for mockers, and beatings for the backs of fools.

Proverbs 22:10
Drive out the mocker, and conflict will depart; even quarreling and insults will cease.

Treasury of Scripture

A fool's lips enter into contention, and his mouth calls for strokes.

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Proverbs 12:16
A fool's wrath is presently known: but a prudent man covereth shame.

Proverbs 13:10
Only by pride cometh contention: but with the well advised is wisdom.

Proverbs 14:16
A wise man feareth, and departeth from evil: but the fool rageth, and is confident.

his

Proverbs 14:3
In the mouth of the foolish is a rod of pride: but the lips of the wise shall preserve them.

Proverbs 19:19
A man of great wrath shall suffer punishment: for if thou deliver him, yet thou must do it again.

Proverbs 22:24-25
Make no friendship with an angry man; and with a furious man thou shalt not go: …







Lexicon
A fool’s
כְ֭סִיל (ḵə·sîl)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3684: Stupid fellow, dullard, fool

lips
שִׂפְתֵ֣י (śip̄·ṯê)
Noun - fdc
Strong's Hebrew 8193: The lip, language, a margin

bring
יָבֹ֣אֽוּ (yā·ḇō·’ū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 935: To come in, come, go in, go

strife,
בְרִ֑יב (ḇə·rîḇ)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7379: Strife, dispute

and his mouth
וּ֝פִ֗יו (ū·p̄îw)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6310: The mouth, edge, portion, side, according to

invites
יִקְרָֽא׃ (yiq·rā)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7121: To call, proclaim, read

a beating.
לְֽמַהֲלֻמ֥וֹת (lə·ma·hă·lu·mō·wṯ)
Preposition-l | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 4112: Strokes, blows
(6) His mouth calleth for strokes, which he provokes by his insolence and quarrelsomeness.

Verse 6. - A fool's lips enter into contention; literally, come with quarrel (comp. Psalm 66:13); i.e. they lead him into strife and quarrels; miscent se rixis, Vulgate; "lead him into evils," Septuagint. The foolish man meddles with disputes in which he is not concerned, and by his silly interference not only exposes himself to reprisals, but also exacerbates the original difficulty. His mouth calleth for strokes. His words provoke severe punishment, "stripes for his back," as it is said in Proverbs 19:29. Septuagint, "His mouth which is audacious calls for death." 18:4. The well-spring of wisdom in the heart of a believer, continually supplies words of wisdom. 5. The merits of a cause must be looked to, not the person. 6,7. What mischief bad men do to themselves by their ungoverned tongues! 8. How base are those that sow contention! and what fatal effects may be expected from small beginnings of jealousy! 9. Omissions of duty, and in duty, are fatal to the soul, as well as commissions of sin. 10,11. The Divine power, made known in and through our Lord Jesus Christ, forms a strong tower for the believer, who relies on the Lord. How deceitful the defence of the rich man, who has his portion and treasure in this world! It is a strong city and a high wall only in his own conceit; for it will fail when most in need. They will be exposed to the just wrath of that Judge whom they despised as a Saviour. 12. After the heart has been lifted up with pride, a fall comes. But honour shall be the reward of humility. 13. Eagerness, with self-conceit, will expose to shame. 14. Firmness of mind supports under many pains and trials. But when the conscience is tortured with remorse, no human fortitude can bear the misery; what then will hell be? 15. We must get knowledge, not only into our heads, but into our hearts. 16. Blessed be the Lord, who makes us welcome to come to his throne, without money and without price. May his gifts make room for him in our souls.
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