14 The wise (A)lay up knowledge,
    but (B)the mouth of a fool brings ruin near.

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13 An evil man is ensnared (A)by the transgression of his lips,[a]
    (B)but the righteous escapes from trouble.

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Footnotes

  1. Proverbs 12:13 Or In the transgression of the lips, there is an evil snare

(A)Whoever guards his mouth preserves his life;
    (B)he who opens wide his lips (C)comes to ruin.

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They are brought to ruin, with their own (A)tongues turned against them;
    all who (B)see them will (C)wag their heads.

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As for the head of those who surround me,
    let (A)the mischief of their lips overwhelm them!

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12 The words of a wise man's mouth (A)win him favor,[a]
    but (B)the lips of a fool consume him.

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Footnotes

  1. Ecclesiastes 10:12 Or are gracious

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