Proverbs 12:13
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New International Version
Evildoers are trapped by their sinful talk, and so the innocent escape trouble.

King James Bible
The wicked is snared by the transgression of his lips: but the just shall come out of trouble.

Darby Bible Translation
In the transgression of the lips is an evil snare; but a righteous [man] shall go forth out of trouble.

World English Bible
An evil man is trapped by sinfulness of lips, but the righteous shall come out of trouble.

Young's Literal Translation
In transgression of the lips is the snare of the wicked, And the righteous goeth out from distress.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The wicked is snared by the transgression of his lips - A man who deals in lies and false oaths will sooner or later be found out to his own ruin. There is another proverb as true as this: A liar had need of a good memory; for as the truth is not in him, he says and unsays, and often contradicts himself.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

wicked is snared by the transgression of his lips. or snare of the wicked is in the transgression of the lips;

Proverbs 6:2 You are snared with the words of your mouth, you are taken with the words of your mouth.

Proverbs 15:2 The tongue of the wise uses knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools pours out foolishness.

Proverbs 18:6,7 A fool's lips enter into contention, and his mouth calls for strokes...

1 Kings 2:23 Then king Solomon swore by the LORD, saying, God do so to me, and more also...

Psalm 5:6 You shall destroy them that speak leasing: the LORD will abhor the bloody and deceitful man.

Psalm 64:8 So they shall make their own tongue to fall on themselves: all that see them shall flee away.

Daniel 6:24 And the king commanded, and they brought those men which had accused Daniel, and they cast them into the den of lions, them...

Matthew 27:25 Then answered all the people, and said, His blood be on us, and on our children.


Proverbs 11:8 The righteous is delivered out of trouble, and the wicked comes in his stead.

Genesis 48:16 The Angel which redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads; and let my name be named on them...

2 Samuel 4:9 And David answered Rechab and Baanah his brother, the sons of Rimmon the Beerothite, and said to them, As the LORD lives...

Psalm 34:19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivers him out of them all.

Ecclesiastes 7:18 It is good that you should take hold of this; yes, also from this withdraw not your hand...

Romans 8:35-37 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril...

2 Peter 2:9 The Lord knows how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust to the day of judgment to be punished:

The Many-Sided Contrast of Wisdom and Folly
'Whoso loveth instruction loveth knowledge: but he that hateth reproof is brutish. 2. A good man obtaineth favour of the Lord: but a man of wicked devices will he condemn. 3. A man shall not be established by wickedness; but the root of the righteous shall not be moved. 4. A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband: but she that maketh ashamed is as rottenness in his bones. 5. The thoughts of the righteous are right: but the counsels of the wicked are deceit. 6. The words of the wicked are to lie
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Of Having Confidence in God when Evil Words are Cast at Us
"My Son, stand fast and believe in Me. For what are words but words? They fly through the air, but they bruise no stone. If thou are guilty, think how thou wouldst gladly amend thyself; if thou knowest nothing against thyself, consider that thou wilt gladly bear this for God's sake. It is little enough that thou sometimes hast to bear hard words, for thou art not yet able to bear hard blows. And wherefore do such trivial matters go to thine heart, except that thou art yet carnal, and regardest
Thomas A Kempis—Imitation of Christ

Cross References
2 Peter 2:9
if this is so, then the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from trials and to hold the unrighteous for punishment on the day of judgment.

Psalm 59:12
For the sins of their mouths, for the words of their lips, let them be caught in their pride. For the curses and lies they utter,

Psalm 64:8
He will turn their own tongues against them and bring them to ruin; all who see them will shake their heads in scorn.

Proverbs 11:8
The righteous person is rescued from trouble, and it falls on the wicked instead.

Proverbs 18:7
The mouths of fools are their undoing, and their lips are a snare to their very lives.

Proverbs 18:21
The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.

Proverbs 21:23
Those who guard their mouths and their tongues keep themselves from calamity.

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