Ecclesiastes 10:12
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New Living Translation
Wise words bring approval, but fools are destroyed by their own words.

King James Bible
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.

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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

10:12 Gracious - Procure him favour with those who hear him.

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Ecclesiastes
It is not surprising that the book of Ecclesiastes had a struggle to maintain its place in the canon, and it was probably only its reputed Solomonic authorship and the last two verses of the book that permanently secured its position at the synod of Jamnia in 90 A.D. The Jewish scholars of the first century A.D. were struck by the manner in which it contradicted itself: e.g., "I praised the dead more than the living," iv. 2, "A living dog is better than a dead lion," ix. 4; but they were still more
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Luke 4:22
Everyone spoke well of him and was amazed by the gracious words that came from his lips. "How can this be?" they asked. "Isn't this Joseph's son?"

Ephesians 4:29
Don't use foul or abusive language. Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them.

Proverbs 10:14
Wise people treasure knowledge, but the babbling of a fool invites disaster.

Proverbs 10:32
The lips of the godly speak helpful words, but the mouth of the wicked speaks perverse words.

Proverbs 18:7
The mouths of fools are their ruin; they trap themselves with their lips.

Proverbs 22:11
Whoever loves a pure heart and gracious speech will have the king as a friend.

Ecclesiastes 4:5
"Fools fold their idle hands, leading them to ruin."

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