(Pro 14:3 KJV) In the mouth of the foolish is a rod of pride: but the lips of the wise shall preserve them.
In this verse the NASB has “back” (2415), yet its most frequent translation is “pride”, just like the KJV has here. I often think that the problem with translators is pride. They can’t leave well enough alone. They have to leave their mark. We have two cats in the house at the moment. They seem to follow each other around remarking their territory. I guess they figure the other will come by next time and admit defeat. It ain’t gonna happen.
So often we get that way in our pride. I have to fight it in all kinds of petty things. My wife thinks the silverware should be arranged a certain way. It makes no sense to me but I gave up on it years ago. It would be great if I could learn that in other areas.
So? Mouth and pride seem to go together. In order to get victory over one we need to work on the other. Take your pick.