New American Standard Bible
Wise men store up knowledge, But with the mouth of the foolish, ruin is at hand.
King James Bible
Wise men lay up knowledge: but the mouth of the foolish is near destruction.
Darby Bible Translation
The wise lay up knowledge; but the mouth of the fool is near destruction.
World English Bible
Wise men lay up knowledge, but the mouth of the foolish is near ruin.
Young's Literal Translation
The wise lay up knowledge, and the mouth of a fool is near ruin.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Lay up - The point of the maxim is that the wise man reserves what he has to say for the right time, place, and persons (compare Matthew 7:6), as contrasted with the foolish, ever giving immediate utterance to what destroys himself and others.
LibraryThe Folly of Slander. Part 2.
"He that uttereth slander is a fool."--Prov. x. 18. I have formerly in this place, discoursing upon this text, explained the nature of the sin here condemned, with its several kinds and ways of practising. II. I shall now proceed to declare the folly of it; and to make good by divers reasons the assertion of the wise man, that "He who uttereth slander is a fool." 1. Slandering is foolish, as sinful and wicked. All sin is foolish upon many accounts; as proceeding from ignorance, error, inconsiderateness, …
Isaac Barrow—Sermons on Evil-Speaking, by Isaac Barrow
Lii. Trust in God.
"But Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God, and his Righteousness, and all These Things Shall be Added unto You. "
Pride of Prosperity
Give instruction to a wise man and he will be still wiser, Teach a righteous man and he will increase his learning.
The wise of heart will receive commands, But a babbling fool will be ruined.
He who winks the eye causes trouble, And a babbling fool will be ruined.
A prudent man conceals knowledge, But the heart of fools proclaims folly.
The one who guards his mouth preserves his life; The one who opens wide his lips comes to ruin.
A fool's mouth is his ruin, And his lips are the snare of his soul.
Words from the mouth of a wise man are gracious, while the lips of a fool consume him;
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