The tongue of the wise commends knowledge, but the mouth of the fool spouts folly.
Cross ReferencesPsalm 59:7
See what they spew from their mouths--sharp words from their lips: "For who can hear us?"
A shrewd man keeps his knowledge to himself, but a foolish heart proclaims its folly.
Every prudent man acts with knowledge, but a fool displays his folly.
The lips of the wise spread knowledge, but not so the hearts of fools.
The heart of the righteous ponders how to answer, but the mouth of the wicked blurts out evil.
As a dream comes through many cares, so the speech of a fool comes with many words.
Yet the fool multiplies words. No one knows what is coming, and who can tell him what will come after him?
Chapter Outline1. A gentle answer turns away wrath
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