6 A fool's lips enter into contention, and his mouth calleth for strokes.
6 The lips of fools bring them strife, and their mouths invite a beating.
6 A fool's lips walk into a fight, and his mouth invites a beating.
6 The words of a fool start fights; do him a favor and gag him.
6 A fool's lips enter into contention, And his mouth calls for blows.
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!