6 A fool's lips enter into contention, and his mouth calleth for strokes.

Other Translations of Proverbs 18:6

New International Version

6 The lips of fools bring them strife, and their mouths invite a beating.

English Standard Version

6 A fool's lips walk into a fight, and his mouth invites a beating.

The Message

6 The words of a fool start fights; do him a favor and gag him.

New King James Version

6 A fool's lips enter into contention, And his mouth calls for blows.

New Living Translation

6 Fools' words get them into constant quarrels; they are asking for a beating.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Proverbs 18:6

Commentary on Proverbs 18:6-7

(Read Proverbs 18:6-7)

What mischief bad men do to themselves by their ungoverned tongues!