Proverbs 17:7

7 Excellent[a] speech becometh not a fool: much less do lying lips a prince.

Proverbs 17:7 In-Context

5 Whoso mocketh the poor reproacheth his Maker: and he that is glad at calamities shall not be unpunished.
6 Children's children are the crown of old men; and the glory of children are their fathers.
7 Excellent speech becometh not a fool: much less do lying lips a prince.
8 A gift is as a precious stone in the eyes of him that hath it: whithersoever it turneth, it prospereth.
9 He that covereth a transgression seeketh love; but he that repeateth a matter separateth very friends.

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Excellent...: Heb. A lip of excellency
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