Blessings crown the head of the righteous,
    but violence overwhelms the mouth of the wicked.[a](A)

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Footnotes

  1. Proverbs 10:6 Or righteous, / but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence

12 For the sins of their mouths,(A)
    for the words of their lips,(B)
    let them be caught in their pride.(C)
For the curses and lies they utter,

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

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The lips of fools bring them strife,
    and their mouths invite a beating.(A)

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The mouths of fools are their undoing,
    and their lips are a snare(A) to their very lives.(B)

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37 For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned.”(A)

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