Proverbs 10:19
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American Standard Version
In the multitude of words there wanteth not transgression; But he that refraineth his lips doeth wisely.

King James Bible
In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin: but he that refraineth his lips is wise.

Darby Bible Translation
In the multitude of words there wanteth not transgression; but he that restraineth his lips doeth wisely.

World English Bible
In the multitude of words there is no lack of disobedience, but he who restrains his lips does wisely.

Young's Literal Translation
In the abundance of words transgression ceaseth not, And whoso is restraining his lips is wise.

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The Folly of Slander. Part 2.
"He that uttereth slander is a fool."--Prov. x. 18. I have formerly in this place, discoursing upon this text, explained the nature of the sin here condemned, with its several kinds and ways of practising. II. I shall now proceed to declare the folly of it; and to make good by divers reasons the assertion of the wise man, that "He who uttereth slander is a fool." 1. Slandering is foolish, as sinful and wicked. All sin is foolish upon many accounts; as proceeding from ignorance, error, inconsiderateness,
Isaac Barrow—Sermons on Evil-Speaking, by Isaac Barrow

Lii. Trust in God.
15th Sunday after Trinity. S. Matt. vi. 31. "Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness." INTRODUCTION.--We read in ancient Roman history that a general named Aemilius Paulus was appointed to the Roman army in a time of war and great apprehension. He found in the army a sad condition of affairs, there were more officers than fighting men, and all these officers wanted to have their advice taken, and the war conducted in accordance with their several opinions. Then Aemilius Paulus
S. Baring-Gould—The Village Pulpit, Volume II. Trinity to Advent

"But Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God, and his Righteousness, and all These Things Shall be Added unto You. "
Matth. vi. 33.--"But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you." The perfection even of the most upright creature, speaks always some imperfection in comparison of God, who is most perfect. The heavens, the sun and moon, in respect of lower things here, how glorious do they appear, and without spot! But behold, they are not clean in God's sight! How far are the angels above us who dwell in clay! They appear to be a pure mass of light and
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

Pride of Prosperity
While Solomon exalted the law of heaven, God was with him, and wisdom was given him to rule over Israel with impartiality and mercy. At first, as wealth and worldly honor came to him, he remained humble, and great was the extent of his influence. "Solomon reigned over all kingdoms from the river [Euphrates] unto the land of the Philistines, and unto the border of Egypt." "He . . . had peace on all sides round about him. And Judah and Israel dwelt safely, every man under his vine and under his fig
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

Cross References
James 1:19
Ye know this , my beloved brethren. But let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:

James 3:2
For in many things we all stumble. If any stumbleth not in word, the same is a perfect man, able to bridle the whole body also.

Job 11:2
Should not the multitude of words be answered? And should a man full of talk be justified?

Proverbs 17:27
He that spareth his words hath knowledge; And he that is of a cool spirit is a man of understanding.

Proverbs 18:21
Death and life are in the power of the tongue; And they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.

Ecclesiastes 5:2
Be not rash with thy mouth, and let not thy heart be hasty to utter anything before God; for God is in heaven, and thou upon earth: therefore let thy words be few.

Ecclesiastes 5:3
For a dream cometh with a multitude of business, and a fool's voice with a multitude of words.

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