Proverbs 18:6

6 The lips of fools bring them strife, and their mouths invite a beating.

Proverbs 18:6 in Other Translations

KJV
6 A fool's lips enter into contention, and his mouth calleth for strokes.
ESV
6 A fool's lips walk into a fight, and his mouth invites a beating.
NLT
6 Fools’ words get them into constant quarrels; they are asking for a beating.
MSG
6 The words of a fool start fights; do him a favor and gag him.
CSB
6 A fool's lips lead to strife, and his mouth provokes a beating.

Proverbs 18:6 In-Context

4 The words of the mouth are deep waters, but the fountain of wisdom is a rushing stream.
5 It is not good to be partial to the wicked and so deprive the innocent of justice.
6 The lips of fools bring them strife, and their mouths invite a beating.
7 The mouths of fools are their undoing, and their lips are a snare to their very lives.
8 The words of a gossip are like choice morsels; they go down to the inmost parts.

Cross References 1

  • 1. S Proverbs 10:14
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