Ecclesiastes 10:12
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King James Version
The words of a wise man's mouth are gracious; but the lips of a fool will swallow up himself.

Darby Bible Translation
The words of a wise man's mouth are gracious; but the lips of a fool swallow up himself.

World English Bible
The words of a wise man's mouth are gracious; but a fool is swallowed by his own lips.

Young's Literal Translation
Words of the mouth of the wise are gracious, And the lips of a fool swallow him up.

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King James Translators' Notes

gracious: Heb. grace

Geneva Study Bible

The words of a wise man's mouth are gracious; but the lips of a fool will swallow up himself.Ecclesiastes 10:12 Parallel Commentaries

Library
"For they that are after the Flesh do Mind,"
Rom. viii. s 5, 6.--"For they that are after the flesh do mind," &c. "For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace." There are many differences among men in this world, that, as to outward appearance, are great and wide, and indeed they are so eagerly pursued, and seriously minded by men, as if they were great and momentous. You see what a strife and contention there is among men, how to be extracted out of the dregs of the multitude, and set a little higher
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners Or, a Brief Relation of the Exceeding Mercy of God in Christ, to his Poor Servant, John Bunyan
In this my relation of the merciful working of God upon my soul, it will not be amiss, if in the first place, I do in a few words give you a hint of my pedigree, and manner of bringing up; that thereby the goodness and bounty of God towards me, may be the more advanced and magnified before the sons of men. 2. For my descent then, it was, as is well known by many, of a low and inconsiderable generation; my father's house being of that rank that is meanest, and most despised of all the families in
John Bunyan—Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners

Luther Before the Diet
A new emperor, Charles V, had ascended the throne of Germany, and the emissaries of Rome hastened to present their congratulations and induce the monarch to employ his power against the Reformation. On the other hand, the elector of Saxony, to whom Charles was in great degree indebted for his crown, entreated him to take no step against Luther until he should have granted him a hearing. The emperor was thus placed in a position of great perplexity and embarrassment. The papists would be satisfied
Ellen Gould White—The Great Controversy

Cross References
Luke 4:22
And all bare him witness, and wondered at the gracious words which proceeded out of his mouth. And they said, Is not this Joseph's son?

Ephesians 4:29
Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.

Proverbs 10:14
Wise men lay up knowledge: but the mouth of the foolish is near destruction.

Proverbs 10:32
The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable: but the mouth of the wicked speaketh frowardness.

Proverbs 18:7
A fool's mouth is his destruction, and his lips are the snare of his soul.

Proverbs 22:11
He that loveth pureness of heart, for the grace of his lips the king shall be his friend.

Ecclesiastes 4:5
The fool foldeth his hands together, and eateth his own flesh.

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