Ecclesiastes 10:12

“The words of a wise man's mouth are gracious; but the lips of a fool will swallow up himself.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The words of a wise mans mouth are gratious: but the lips of a foole will swallow vp himselfe.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Words from the mouth of a wise man are gracious, while the lips of a fool consume him;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The words of a wise man's mouth are gracious; but the lips of a fool will swallow up himself.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The words of a wise man's mouth are sweet to all, but the lips of a foolish man are his destruction.
- Basic English Bible

The words of a wise man's mouth are gracious; but the lips of a fool swallow up himself.
- Darby Bible

The words of a wise man's mouth are gracious; but the lips of a fool will swallow up himself.
- Webster's Bible

The words of a wise man's mouth are gracious; but a fool is swallowed by his own lips.
- World English Bible

Words of the mouth of the wise [are] gracious, And the lips of a fool swallow him up.
- Youngs Literal Bible

The words of a wise man's mouth are gracious; but the lips of a fool will swallow up himself.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ecclesiastes 10:12


10:12 Gracious - Procure him favour with those who hear him.


Discussion for Ecclesiastes 10:12

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