3 A fool’s mouth lashes out with pride, but the lips of the wise protect them.

Read Proverbs 14:3 Using Other Translations

In the mouth of the foolish is a rod of pride: but the lips of the wise shall preserve them.
By the mouth of a fool comes a rod for his back, but the lips of the wise will preserve them.
A fool’s proud talk becomes a rod that beats him, but the words of the wise keep them safe.