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.
Ecclesiastes 10:12 Parallel
CommentaryKing James Translators' Notes
gracious: Heb. grace
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
Luther Before the Diet
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?
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.
Wise men lay up knowledge: but the mouth of the foolish is near destruction.
The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable: but the mouth of the wicked speaketh frowardness.
A fool's mouth is his destruction, and his lips are the snare of his soul.
He that loveth pureness of heart, for the grace of his lips the king shall be his friend.
The fool foldeth his hands together, and eateth his own flesh.
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