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Proverbs 14:3

    Proverbs 14:3 Translations

    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 King James Version (AKJV)

    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 for his 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.

    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' Notes 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 Notes 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.