New American Standard Bible
A fool's lips bring strife, And his mouth calls for blows.
King James Bible
A fool's lips enter into contention, and his mouth calleth for strokes.
Darby Bible Translation
A fool's lips enter into contention, and his mouth calleth for stripes.
World English Bible
A fool's lips come into strife, and his mouth invites beatings.
Young's Literal Translation
The lips of a fool enter into strife, And his mouth for stripes calleth.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The first verse speaks of the immediate, the others of the remote, results of the "fool's" temper. First, "contention," then "strokes" or blows, then "destruction," and last, "wounds."
LibraryPride and Humility
A sermon (No. 97) delivered on Sabbath Morning, August 17, 1856 by C. H. Spurgeon. "Before destruction the heart of man is haughty, and before honor is humility."--Proverbs 18:12. Almost every event has its prophetic prelude. It is an old and common saying that "coming events cast their shadows before them;" the wise man teaches us the same lesson in the verse before us. When destruction walks through the land it casts its shadow; it is in the shape of pride. When honor visits a man's house it casts …
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs
Pride and Humility
Of the Character of the Unregenerate.
"Boast not Thyself of To-Morrow, for Thou Knowest not what a Day May Bring Forth. "
Judgments are prepared for scoffers, And blows for the back of fools.
Drive out the scoffer, and contention will go out, Even strife and dishonor will cease.
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