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Proverbs 18:6

    Proverbs 18:6 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    A fool's lips enter into contention, and his mouth calleth for strokes.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    A fool's lips enter into contention, and his mouth calls for strokes.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    A fool's lips enter into contention, And his mouth calleth for stripes.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    A foolish man's lips are a cause of fighting, and his mouth makes him open to blows.

    Webster's Revision

    A fool's lips enter into contention, And his mouth calleth for stripes.

    World English Bible

    A fool's lips come into strife, and his mouth invites beatings.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    A fool's lips enter into contention, and his mouth calleth for stripes.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 18:6

    The first verse speaks of the immediate, the others of the remote, results of the "fool's" temper. First, "contention," then "strokes" or blows, then "destruction," and last, "wounds."