10:14 lay up knowledge. The wise person, though no longer the pupil, will continue to learn. Only a fool claims to know everything.
mouth of a fool. Note how often the fool is portrayed as a babbler (vv. 6, 8, 13, 18, 19, 31, 32). The Book of James, the “Proverbs” of the New Testament, also explores this theme (James 1:26; 3:1–12). Knowing when to speak and when to keep silent is a prominent wisdom theme (11:12 note; 26:4–5; Job 38:2; 42:1–6).