They will be made to stumble;
their own tongues work against them.
All who see them will shake their heads.(A)

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When those who surround me rise up,[a]
may the trouble their lips cause overwhelm them.(A)

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Footnotes

  1. 140:9 Lit Head of those who surround me

14 The wise store up knowledge,
but the mouth of the fool hastens destruction.(A)

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13 By rebellious speech an evil person is trapped,(A)
but a righteous person escapes from trouble.(B)

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The one who guards his mouth protects his life;(A)
the one who opens his lips invites his own ruin.(B)

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12 The words from the mouth of a wise person are gracious,(A)
but the lips of a fool consume him.(B)

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