13 The wicked [1] is snared by the transgression of his lips: but the just shall come out of trouble.

Other Translations of Proverbs 12:13

New International Version

13 Evildoers are trapped by their sinful talk, and so the innocent escape trouble.

English Standard Version

13 An evil man is ensnared by the transgression of his lips, but the righteous escapes from trouble.

The Message

13 The gossip of bad people gets them in trouble; the conversation of good people keeps them out of it.

New King James Version

13 The wicked is ensnared by the transgression of his lips, But the righteous will come through trouble.

New Living Translation

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.