Proverbs 10:14; Proverbs 12:13; Proverbs 13:3; Psalm 64:8; Psalm 140:9; Ecclesiastes 10:12

14  The wise zlay up knowledge,

but athe mouth of a fool brings ruin near.

13  An evil man is ensnared uby the transgression of his lips,1

vbut the righteous escapes from trouble.

tWhoever guards his mouth preserves his life;

uhe who opens wide his lips vcomes to ruin.

They are brought to ruin, with their own xtongues turned against them;

all who ysee them will zwag their heads.

As for the head of those who surround me,

let nthe mischief of their lips overwhelm them!

12  The words of a wise man’s mouth uwin him favor,1

but vthe lips of a fool consume him.