Cross-references Explore similar Bible verses on Proverbs 18:7 in English Standard Version "A fool’s mouth is his ruin, and his lips are a snare to his soul." Ps 64:8 They are brought to ruin, with their own tongues turned against them; all who see them will wag their heads. Ps 140:9 As for the head of those who surround me, let the mischief of their lips overwhelm them! Pr 10:14 The wise lay up knowledge, but the mouth of a fool brings ruin near. Pr 12:13 An evil man is ensnared by the transgression of his lips, but the righteous escapes from trouble. Pr 13:3 Whoever guards his mouth preserves his life; he who opens wide his lips comes to ruin. Ec 10:12 The words of a wise man’s mouth win him favor, but the lips of a fool consume him.