A fool’s lips enter into contention,
And his mouth calls for blows.
(A)A fool’s mouth is his destruction,
And his lips are the snare of his (B)soul.
(C)The words of a [a]talebearer are like [b]tasty trifles,
And they go down into the [c]inmost body.

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  1. Proverbs 18:8 gossip or slanderer
  2. Proverbs 18:8 A Jewish tradition wounds
  3. Proverbs 18:8 Lit. rooms of the belly

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