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Proverbs 14:3
NIV:  A fool's mouth lashes out with pride, but the lips of the wise protect them.
NAS:  In the mouth of the foolish is a rod for his back, But the lips of the wise will protect them.
KJV:  In the mouth of the foolish is a rod of pride: but the lips of the wise shall preserve them.
GWT:  Because of a stubborn fool's words a whip is lifted against him, but wise people are protected by their speech.
ASV:  In the mouth of the foolish is a rod for his pride; But the lips of the wise shall preserve them.
BBE:  In the mouth of the foolish man is a rod for his back, but the lips of the wise will keep them safe.
DBY:  In the fool's mouth is a rod of pride; but the lips of the wise shall preserve them.
DRB:  In the mouth of a fool is the rod of pride: but the lips of the wise preserve them.
WBS:  In the mouth of the foolish is a rod of pride: but the lips of the wise shall preserve them.
WEB:  The fool's talk brings a rod to his back, but the lips of the wise protect them.
YLT:  In the mouth of a fool is a rod of pride, And the lips of the wise preserve them.

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