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

“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 stanzas are saying much the same thing.

[For more on the uses of soul, see Appendix 7, “Usages of ‘Soul.’”]

Commentary for: Proverbs 18:7