14 The wise zlay up knowledge,
but athe mouth of a fool brings ruin near.
vbut the righteous escapes from trouble.
3 tWhoever guards his mouth preserves his life;
8 They are brought to ruin, with their own xtongues turned against them;
9 As for the head of those who surround me,
let nthe mischief of their lips overwhelm them!
but vthe lips of a fool consume him.