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Selected Verse: Ecclesiates 10:12 - King James

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Ec 10:12 King James The words of a wise man's mouth are gracious; but the lips of a fool will swallow up himself.

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A Commentary, Critical, Practical, and Explanatory on the Old and New Testaments, by Robert Jamieson, A.R. Fausset and David Brown [1882]
gracious--Thereby he takes precaution against sudden injury (Ecc 10:11).

swallow up himself-- (Pro 10:8, Pro 10:14, Pro 10:21, Pro 10:32; Pro 12:13; Pro 15:2; Pro 22:11).
11 He that loveth pureness of heart, for the grace of his lips the king shall be his friend.
2 The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness.
13 The wicked is snared by the transgression of his lips: but the just shall come out of trouble.
32 The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable: but the mouth of the wicked speaketh frowardness.
21 The lips of the righteous feed many: but fools die for want of wisdom.
14 Wise men lay up knowledge: but the mouth of the foolish is near destruction.
8 The wise in heart will receive commandments: but a prating fool shall fall.
11 Surely the serpent will bite without enchantment; and a babbler is no better.
3 In the mouth of the foolish is a rod of pride: but the lips of the wise shall preserve them.
20 There is treasure to be desired and oil in the dwelling of the wise; but a foolish man spendeth it up.
28 An ungodly witness scorneth judgment: and the mouth of the wicked devoureth iniquity.
11 I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all.
11 He that loveth pureness of heart, for the grace of his lips the king shall be his friend.
15 Good understanding giveth favour: but the way of transgressors is hard.