The wicked is snared by the transgression of his lips: but the just shall come out of trouble.
– Proverbs 12:13
Proverbs speaks much to words, their use and their danger. Here words of transgression, or rebellion, ensnare the speaker. Solomon warned his son of speaking hastily and the snare that could result from it (Proverbs 6:1-2). The word for trouble means tightness, or straitness. We might say to get in a bind. The wicked speak rebellious words that get them in a bind (Proverbs 18:7), but the just speak wise words that deliver, or keep, them out a bind (Proverbs 13:2; 18:20).