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Proud fools talk too much; the words of the wise protect them.
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In the mouth of a fool is the rod of pride: but the lips of the wise preserve them.
Proverbs 18:6 The lips of a fool intermeddle with strife: and his mouth provoketh quarrels.
Proverbs 21:24 The proud and the arrogant is called ignorant, who in anger worketh pride.
Proverbs 22:8 He that soweth iniquity, shall reap evils, and with the rod of his anger he shall be consumed.
Proverbs 28:25 He that boasteth and puffeth up himself, stirreth up quarrels: but he that trusteth in the Lord, shall be healed.
1 Samuel 2:3 Do not multiply to speak lofty things, boasting: let old matters depart from your mouth: for the Lord is a God of all knowledge, and to him are thoughts prepared.
Job 5:21 Thou shalt be hidden from the scourge of the tongue: and thou shalt not fear calamity when it cometh.
Psalm 12:8 The wicked walk round about: according to thy highness, thou hast multiplied the children of men.
Psalm 31:18 Let deceitful lips be made dumb. Which speak iniquity against the just, with pride and abuse.
Psalm 52:1,2 Unto the end, understanding for David,  When Doeg the Edomite came and told Saul: David went to the house of Achimelech.  Why dost thou glory in malice, thou that art mighty in iniquity? . . .
Psalm 57:4 And he hath delivered my soul from the midst of the young lions. I slept troubled. The sons of men, whose teeth are weapons and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword.
Daniel 7:20 And concerning the ten horns that he had on his head: and concerning the other that came up, before which three horns fell: and of that horn that had eyes, and a mouth speaking great things, and was greater than the rest.
James 3:5,6 Even so the tongue is indeed a little member and boasteth great things. Behold how small a fire kindleth a great wood. . . .
2 Peter 2:18 For, speaking proud words of vanity, they allure by the desires of fleshly riotousness those who for a little while escape, such as converse in error:
Revelation 15:5,6 And after these things, I looked: and behold, the temple of the tabernacle of the testimony in heaven was opened. . . .
Proverbs 12:6 Turn the wicked, and they shall not be: but the house of the just shall stand firm.
Romans 10:9,10 For if thou confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in thy heart that God hath raised him up from the dead, thou shalt be saved. . . .
Revelation 3:10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I will also keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon the whole world to try them that dwell upon the earth.
Revelation 12:11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of the testimony: and they loved not their lives unto death.
ContextThe Wise Woman
…2He that walketh in the right way, and feareth God, is despised by him that goeth by an infamous way. 3In the mouth of a fool is the rod of pride: but the lips of the wise preserve them.4Where there are no oxen, the crib is empty: but where there is much corn, there the strength of the ox is manifest.…
Turn the wicked, and they shall not be: but the house of the just shall stand firm.
Where there are no oxen, the crib is empty: but where there is much corn, there the strength of the ox is manifest.
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