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.

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

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

New American Standard Bible
A fool’s lips bring strife, And his mouth invites beatings.

NASB 1995
A fool’s lips bring strife, And his mouth calls for blows.

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

Amplified Bible
A fool’s lips bring contention and strife, And his mouth invites a beating.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Literal Standard Version
The lips of a fool enter into strife, And his mouth calls for stripes.

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.

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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
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 him 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.

fools

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: …









(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."

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

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

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

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

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

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

a beating.
לְֽמַהֲלֻמ֥וֹת (lə·ma·hă·lu·mō·wṯ)
Preposition-l | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 4112: Strokes, blows


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