New Living Translation
A fool's proud talk becomes a rod that beats him, but the words of the wise keep them safe.
King James Bible
In the mouth of the foolish is a rod of pride: but the lips of the wise shall preserve them.
Darby Bible Translation
In the fool's mouth is a rod of pride; but the lips of the wise shall preserve them.
World English Bible
The fool's talk brings a rod to his back, but the lips of the wise protect them.
Young's Literal Translation
In the mouth of a fool is a rod of pride, And the lips of the wise preserve them.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
14:3 A rod - His insolent speeches as they are like a rod, offensive to others, so, they make a rod for their own backs.
Library"Boast not Thyself of to Morrow, for Thou Knowest not what a Day May Bring Forth. "
Prov. xxvii. 1.--"Boast not thyself of to morrow, for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth." As man is naturally given to boasting and gloriation in something (for the heart cannot want some object to rest upon and take complacency in, it is framed with such a capacity of employing other things), so there is a strong inclination in man towards the time to come, he hath an immortal appetite, and an appetite of immortality; and therefore his desires usually stretch farther than the present …
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