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Ecclesiastes 10:12

    Ecclesiastes 10:12 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    The words of a wise man's mouth are gracious; but the lips of a fool will swallow up himself.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    The words of a wise man's mouth are gracious; but the lips of a fool will swallow up himself.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    The words of a wise man's mouth are gracious; but the lips of a fool will swallow up himself.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The words of a wise man's mouth are sweet to all, but the lips of a foolish man are his destruction.

    Webster's Revision

    The words of a wise man's mouth are gracious; but the lips of a fool will 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.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    The words of a wise man's mouth are gracious; but the lips of a fool will swallow up himself.

    Clarke's Commentary on Ecclesiastes 10:12

    The words of a wise man's mouth - Every thing that proceeds from him is decent and orderly, creditable to himself, and acceptable to those who hear him. But the lips of the fool, which speak every thing at random, and have no understanding to guide them, are not only not pleasant to others, but often destructive to himself.

    Wesley's Notes on Ecclesiastes 10:12

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