New International Version
The lips of fools bring them strife, and their mouths invite a beating.
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.
Proverbs 18:6 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
To accept the person of the wicked - We must not, in judicial cases, pay any attention to a man's riches, influence, friends, offices, etc., but judge the case according to its own merits. But when the wicked rich man opposes and oppresses the poor righteous, then all those things should be utterly forgotten.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
'The name of the Lord is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe. 11. The rich man's wealth is his strong city, and as an high wall in his own conceit'--PROVERBS xviii. 10,11. The mere reading of these two verses shows that, contrary to the usual rule in the Book of Proverbs, they have a bearing on each other. They are intended to suggest a very strong contrast, and that contrast is even more emphatic in the original than in our translation; because, as the margin of your Bibles …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
The Cause and Cure of a Wounded Spirit
"And if Christ be in You, the Body is Dead Because of Sin: but the Spirit is Life Because of Righteousness. "
Penalties are prepared for mockers, and beatings for the backs of fools.
Drive out the mocker, and out goes strife; quarrels and insults are ended.
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