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Proverbs 10:14 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Wise men lay up knowledge; But the mouth of the foolish is a present destruction.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Wise [men] lay up knowledge: but the mouth of the foolish [is] near destruction.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Wise men store up knowledge, But with the mouth of the foolish, ruin is at hand.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Wise [men] lay up knowledge: but the mouth of the foolish [is] near destruction.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— The wise lay up knowledge; but the mouth of the fool is near destruction.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Wise men, treasure up knowledge, but, the mouth of the foolish, is a terror near at hand.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— The wise lay up knowledge, and the mouth of a fool [is] near ruin.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Wise men lay up knowledge: but the mouth of the fool is next to confusion.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Wise men lay vp knowledge: but the mouth of the foolish [is] neere destruction.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— The wise will hide discretion; but the mouth of the hasty draws near to ruin.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Wise [men] lay up knowledge: but the mouth of the foolish [is] near destruction.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Wise 2450
{2450} Prime
From H2449; wise, (that is, intelligent, skilful or artful).
[men] lay up 6845
{6845} Prime
A primitive root; to hide (by covering over); by implication to hoard or reserve; figuratively to deny; specifically (favorably) to protect, (unfavorably) to lurk.
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
knowledge: 1847
{1847} Prime
From H3045; knowledge.
but the mouth 6310
{6310} Prime
From H6284; the mouth (as the means of blowing), whether literally or figuratively (particularly speech); specifically edge, portion or side; adverbially (with preposition) according to.
of the foolish 191
{0191} Prime
From an unused root (meaning to be perverse); (figuratively) silly.
[is] near 7138
{7138} Prime
From H7126; near (in place, kindred or time).
destruction. 4288
{4288} Prime
From H2846; properly a dissolution; concretely a ruin, or (abstractly) consternation.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Proverbs 10:14

_ _ lay up knowledge — that is, as treasures for good use.

_ _ mouth ... destruction — or, “as to the mouth,” etc., destruction is near; they expose themselves to evil by prating.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

Proverbs 10:14

_ _ Observe, 1. It is the wisdom of the wise that they treasure up a stock of useful knowledge, which will be their preservation: Wisdom is therefore found in their lips (Proverbs 10:13), because it is laid up in their hearts, out of which store, like the good householder, they bring things new and old. Whatever knowledge may be at any time useful to us we must lay it up, because we know not but some time or other we may have occasion for it. We must continue laying up as long as we live; and be sure to lay it up safely, that it may not be to seek when we want it. 2. It is the folly of fools that they lay up mischief in their hearts, which is ready to them in all they say, and works terror and destruction both to others and to themselves. They love devouring words (Psalms 52:4), and these come uppermost. Their mouth is near destruction, having the sharp arrows of bitter words always at hand to throw about.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Proverbs 10:14

Lay up — In their minds, to be brought forth upon fit occasions. Knowledge — Whereby they may be enabled to speak both what, and when it is seasonable. But — Fools are more forward to lay out than to lay up, and for want of knowledge speak much and foolishly, whereby they frequently bring destruction upon themselves.

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Proverbs 1:5 A wise [man] will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels:
Proverbs 9:9 Give [instruction] to a wise [man], and he will be yet wiser: teach a just [man], and he will increase in learning.
Proverbs 18:1 Through desire a man, having separated himself, seeketh [and] intermeddleth with all wisdom.
Proverbs 18:15 The heart of the prudent getteth knowledge; and the ear of the wise seeketh knowledge.
Proverbs 19:8 He that getteth wisdom loveth his own soul: he that keepeth understanding shall find good.
Matthew 12:35 A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things.
Matthew 13:44 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field; the which when a man hath found, he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field.
Matthew 13:52 Then said he unto them, Therefore every scribe [which is] instructed unto the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man [that is] an householder, which bringeth forth out of his treasure [things] new and old.
2 Corinthians 4:6-7 For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to [give] the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. ... But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.

the mouth:

Proverbs 10:8 The wise in heart will receive commandments: but a prating fool shall fall.
Proverbs 10:10 He that winketh with the eye causeth sorrow: but a prating fool shall fall.
Proverbs 13:3 He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life: [but] he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction.
Proverbs 18:7 A fool's mouth [is] his destruction, and his lips [are] the snare of his soul.
Proverbs 21:23 Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles.
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