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Proverbs 14:3 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— In the mouth of the foolish is a rod for [his] pride; But the lips of the wise shall preserve them.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— In the mouth of the foolish [is] a rod of pride: but the lips of the wise shall preserve them.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— In the mouth of the foolish is a rod for [his] back, But the lips of the wise will protect them.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— In the mouth of the foolish [is] a rod of pride: but the lips of the wise shall preserve them.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— In the fool's mouth is a rod of pride; but the lips of the wise shall preserve them.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— In the mouth of the foolish, is a haughty rod, but, as for the lips of the wise, thou shalt give heed to them!
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— In the mouth of a fool [is] a rod of pride, And the lips of the wise preserve them.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— In the mouth of a fool is the rod of pride: but the lips of the wise preserve them.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— In the mouth of the foolish [is] a rod of pride: but the lippes of the wise shall preserue them.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Out of the mouth of fools [comes] a rod of pride; but the lips of the wise preserve them.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— In the mouth of the foolish [is] a rod of pride: but the lips of the wise shall preserve them.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
In 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] a rod 2415
{2415} Prime
From an unused root of uncertain signification; a twig.
of pride: 1346
{1346} Prime
From H1342; arrogance or majesty; by implication (concretely) ornament.
but the lips 8193
{8193} Prime
(The second form is in dual and plural); Probably from H5595 or H8192 through the idea of termination (compare H5490); the lip (as a natural boundary); by implication language; by analogy a margin (of a vessel, water, cloth, etc.).
of the wise 2450
{2450} Prime
From H2449; wise, (that is, intelligent, skilful or artful).
shall preserve 8104
{8104} Prime
A primitive root; properly to hedge about (as with thorns), that is, guard; generally to protect, attend to, etc.
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Proverbs 14:3

_ _ rod of pride — that is, the punishment of pride, which they evince by their words. The words of the wise procure good to them.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

Proverbs 14:3

_ _ See here, 1. A proud fool exposing himself. Where there is pride in the heart, and no wisdom in the head to suppress it, it commonly shows itself in the words: In the mouth there is pride, proud boasting, proud censuring, proud scorning, proud commanding and giving law; this is the rod, or branch, of pride; the word is used only here and Isaiah 11:1. It grows from that root of bitterness which is in the heart; it is a rod from that stem. The root must be plucked up, or we cannot conquer this branch, or it is meant of a smiting beating rod, a rod of pride which strikes others. The proud man with his tongue lays about him and deals blows at pleasure, but it will in the end be a rod to himself; the proud man shall come under an ignominious correction by the words of his own mouth, not cut as a soldier, but caned as a servant; and herein he will be beaten with his own rod, Psalms 64:8. 2. A humble wise man saving himself and consulting his own good: The lips of the wise shall preserve them from doing that mischief to others which proud men do with their tongues, and from bringing that mischief on themselves which haughty scorners are often involved in.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Proverbs 14:3

A rod — His insolent speeches as they are like a rod, offensive to others, so, they make a rod for their own backs.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Proverbs 14:3

In the mouth of the foolish [is] a (c) rod of pride: but the lips of the wise shall preserve them.

(c) His proud tongue will cause him to be punished.

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the mouth:

Proverbs 18:6 A fool's lips enter into contention, and his mouth calleth for strokes.
Proverbs 21:24 Proud [and] haughty scorner [is] his name, who dealeth in proud wrath.
Proverbs 22:8 He that soweth iniquity shall reap vanity: and the rod of his anger shall fail.
Proverbs 28:25 He that is of a proud heart stirreth up strife: but he that putteth his trust in the LORD shall be made fat.
1 Samuel 2:3 Talk no more so exceeding proudly; let [not] arrogancy come out of your mouth: for the LORD [is] a God of knowledge, and by him actions are weighed.
Job 5:21 Thou shalt be hid from the scourge of the tongue: neither shalt thou be afraid of destruction when it cometh.
Psalms 12:3 The LORD shall cut off all flattering lips, [and] the tongue that speaketh proud things:
Psalms 31:18 Let the lying lips be put to silence; which speak grievous things proudly and contemptuously against the righteous.
Psalms 52:1-2 [[To the chief Musician, Maschil, [A Psalm] of David, when Doeg the Edomite came and told Saul, and said unto him, David is come to the house of Ahimelech.]] Why boastest thou thyself in mischief, O mighty man? the goodness of God [endureth] continually. ... Thy tongue deviseth mischiefs; like a sharp razor, working deceitfully.
Psalms 57:4 My soul [is] among lions: [and] I lie [even among] them that are set on fire, [even] the sons of men, whose teeth [are] spears and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword.
Daniel 7:20 And of the ten horns that [were] in his head, and [of] the other which came up, and before whom three fell; even [of] that horn that had eyes, and a mouth that spake very great things, whose look [was] more stout than his fellows.
James 3:5-6 Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth! ... And the tongue [is] a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell.
2 Peter 2:18 For when they speak great swelling [words] of vanity, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, [through much] wantonness, those that were clean escaped from them who live in error.
Revelation 15:5-6 And after that I looked, and, behold, the temple of the tabernacle of the testimony in heaven was opened: ... And the seven angels came out of the temple, having the seven plagues, clothed in pure and white linen, and having their breasts girded with golden girdles.


Proverbs 12:6 The words of the wicked [are] to lie in wait for blood: but the mouth of the upright shall deliver them.
Romans 10:9-10 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. ... For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
Revelation 3:10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.
Revelation 12:11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.
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Elohim is very lucid about the propensity of a fool. His rod of pride inoculated lie-lover,deaf-adder and iron sharpen iron mindset.Psa.58;1-6, prov. 27;17, rev.22;15.
- NegOs A-Sir (1/4/2013 4:53:27 PM)
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