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The lips of a fool bring strife,
and his mouth calls for beatings. Bible

“lips…mouth.” Lips and mouth are put by metonymy for what is spoken by them, or they can be seen as the figure personification, as if the lips and mouth act on their own volition. A fool has no self-control and says whatever is on his mind, and that gets him into trouble.


Commentary for: Proverbs 18:6