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The mouth of a fool will bring destruction to him,
and his lips are a snare to his soul. Bible

“to his soul.” Here, “soul” has the simple meaning of the person himself. His lips are a snare to him. Thus the first and second stanza are saying much the same thing. [For more on the uses of soul, see Appendix 7, “Usages of ‘Soul’”].


Commentary for: Proverbs 18:7