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{Ecclesiastes 10:12} The words 1697 of a wise man's 2450 mouth 6310 [are] gracious; 2580 but the lips 8193 of a fool 3684 will swallow up 1104 z8762 himself.
words:
"Behold, thou hast instructed many, and thou hast strengthened the weak hands. ... Thy words have upholden him that was falling, and thou hast strengthened the feeble knees." {Job 4:3-4} + "[But] I would strengthen you with my mouth, and the moving of my lips should asswage [your grief]." {Job 16:5} + "The mouth of the righteous speaketh wisdom, and his tongue talketh of judgment." {Psa 37:30} + "I have preached righteousness in the great congregation: lo, I have not refrained my lips, O LORD, thou knowest. ... I have not hid thy righteousness within my heart; I have declared thy faithfulness and thy salvation: I have not concealed thy lovingkindness and thy truth from the great congregation." {Psa 40:9-10} + "My mouth shall shew forth thy righteousness [and] thy salvation all the day; for I know not the numbers [thereof]. ... Now also when I am old and grayheaded, O God, forsake me not; until I have shewed thy strength unto [this] generation, [and] thy power to every one [that] is to come." {Psa 71:15-18} + "In the lips of him that hath understanding wisdom is found: but a rod [is] for the back of him that is void of understanding." {Prv 10:13} + "The tongue of the just [is as] choice silver: the heart of the wicked [is] little worth. ... The lips of the righteous feed many: but fools die for want of wisdom." {Prv 10:20-21} + "The mouth of the just bringeth forth wisdom: but the froward tongue shall be cut out. ... The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable: but the mouth of the wicked [speaketh] frowardness." {Prv 10:31-32} + "The wicked is snared by the transgression of [his] lips: but the just shall come out of trouble. ... A man shall be satisfied with good by the fruit of [his] mouth: and the recompence of a man's hands shall be rendered unto him." {Prv 12:13-14} + "There is that speaketh like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise [is] health." {Prv 12:18} + "The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness." {Prv 15:2} + "A man hath joy by the answer of his mouth: and a word [spoken] in due season, how good [is it]!" {Prv 15:23} + "The wise in heart shall be called prudent: and the sweetness of the lips increaseth learning. ... Pleasant words [are as] an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones." {Prv 16:21-24} + "Bow down thine ear, and hear the words of the wise, and apply thine heart unto my knowledge. ... For [it is] a pleasant thing if thou keep them within thee; they shall withal be fitted in thy lips." {Prv 22:17-18} + "A word fitly spoken [is like] apples of gold in pictures of silver. ... [As] an earring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold, [so is] a wise reprover upon an obedient ear." {Prv 25:11-12} + "She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue [is] the law of kindness." {Prv 31:26} + "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." {Mtt 12:35} + "And all bare him witness, and wondered at the gracious words which proceeded out of his mouth. And they said, Is not this Joseph's son?" {Lke 4:22} + "Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers." {Eph 4:29} + "Let your speech [be] alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man." {Col 4:6}
gracious:
Heb. grace
but:
"And David said unto him, Thy blood [be] upon thy head; for thy mouth hath testified against thee, saying, I have slain the LORD'S anointed." {2Sm 1:16} + "And as thy servant was busy here and there, he was gone. And the king of Israel said unto him, So [shall] thy judgment [be]; thyself hast decided [it]. ... And he said unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Because thou hast let go out of [thy] hand a man whom I appointed to utter destruction, therefore thy life shall go for his life, and thy people for his people." {1Kg 20:40-42} + "So they shall make their own tongue to fall upon themselves: all that see them shall flee away." {Psa 64:8} + "[As for] the head of those that compass me about, let the mischief of their own lips cover them." {Psa 140:9} + "The wise in heart will receive commandments: but a prating fool shall fall." {Prv 10:8} + "He that winketh with the eye causeth sorrow: but a prating fool shall fall." {Prv 10:10} + "Wise [men] lay up knowledge: but the mouth of the foolish [is] near destruction." {Prv 10:14} + "A fool's lips enter into contention, and his mouth calleth for strokes. ... The words of a talebearer [are] as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly." {Prv 18:6-8} + "A false witness shall not be unpunished, and [he that] speaketh lies shall not escape." {Prv 19:5} + "[As] a thorn goeth up into the hand of a drunkard, so [is] a parable in the mouth of fools." {Prv 26:9} + "And he saith unto him, Out of thine own mouth will I judge thee, [thou] wicked servant. Thou knewest that I was an austere man, taking up that I laid not down, and reaping that I did not sow:" {Lke 19:22}

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