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Proverbs 14:3 English Standard Version (ESV)

By the mouth of a fool comes a rod for his back,[a]
    but the lips of the wise will preserve them.

Footnotes:

  1. Proverbs 14:3 Or In the mouth of a fool is a rod of pride
English Standard Version (ESV)

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Proverbs 14:3 New International Version (NIV)

A fool’s mouth lashes out with pride,
    but the lips of the wise protect them.

New International Version (NIV)

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