13 The wicked  is snared by the transgression of his lips: but the just shall come out of trouble.
13 Evildoers are trapped by their sinful talk, and so the innocent escape trouble.
13 An evil man is ensnared by the transgression of his lips, but the righteous escapes from trouble.
13 The gossip of bad people gets them in trouble; the conversation of good people keeps them out of it.
13 The wicked is ensnared by the transgression of his lips, But the righteous will come through trouble.
13 The wicked are trapped by their own words, but the godly escape such trouble.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Proverbs 12:13
Commentary on Proverbs 12:13
(Read Proverbs 12:13)
Many a man has paid dear in this world for the transgression of his lips.