Proverbs 14 :3

Proverbs 14 :3 Translations

American King James Version (AKJV)

In the mouth of the foolish is a rod of pride: but the lips of the wise shall preserve them.

King James Version (KJV)

In the mouth of the foolish is a rod of pride: but the lips of the wise shall preserve them.

American Standard Version (ASV)

In the mouth of the foolish is a rod for his pride; But the lips of the wise shall preserve them.

Basic English Translation (BBE)

In the mouth of the foolish man is a rod for his back, but the lips of the wise will keep them safe.

Webster's Revision

In the mouth of the foolish 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.

English Revised Version (ERV)

In the mouth of the foolish is a rod of pride: but the lips of the wise shall preserve them.

Definitions for Proverbs 14 :3

Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 14 :3

The mouth of the foolish is a rod of pride - The reproofs of such a person are ill-judged and ill-timed, and generally are conveyed in such language as renders them not only ineffectual, but displeasing, and even irritating.

Barnes' Commentary on Proverbs 14 :3

A rod of pride - i. e., The pride shown in his speech is as a rod with which he strikes down others and himself.

Wesley's Commentary on Proverbs 14 :3

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.
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