Proverbs 10:19
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New International Version
Sin is not ended by multiplying words, but the prudent hold their tongues.

New Living Translation
Too much talk leads to sin. Be sensible and keep your mouth shut.

English Standard Version
When words are many, transgression is not lacking, but whoever restrains his lips is prudent.

New American Standard Bible
When there are many words, transgression is unavoidable, But he who restrains his lips is wise.

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

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When there are many words, sin is unavoidable, but the one who controls his lips is wise.

International Standard Version
Transgression is at work where people talk too much, but anyone who holds his tongue is prudent.

NET Bible
When words abound, transgression is inevitable, but the one who restrains his words is wise.

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
In the multitude of words the evil one is not saved and he who restrains his lips is intelligent.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Sin is unavoidable when there is much talk, but whoever seals his lips is wise.

JPS Tanakh 1917
In the multitude of words there wanteth not transgression; But he that refraineth his lips is wise.

New American Standard 1977
When there are many words, transgression is unavoidable,
            But he who restrains his lips is wise.

Jubilee Bible 2000
In the multitude of words there is no lack of rebellion, but he that refrains his lips is wise.

King James 2000 Bible
In the multitude of words there lacks not sin: but he that refrains his lips is wise.

American King James Version
In the multitude of words there wants not sin: but he that refrains his lips is wise.

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
In the multitude of words there shall not want sin: but he that refraineth his lips is most wise.

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

English Revised Version
In the multitude of words there wanteth not transgression: but he that refraineth his lips doeth wisely.

Webster's Bible Translation
In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin: but he that restraineth his lips is wise.

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.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
10:7. Both the just and the wicked must die; but between their souls there is a vast difference. 8. The wise in heart puts his knowledge in practice. 9. Dissemblers, after all their shuffling, will be exposed. 10. Trick and artifice will be no excuse for iniquity. 11. The good man's mouth is always open to teach, comfort, and correct others. 12. Where there is hatred, every thing stirs up strife. By bearing with each other, peace and harmony are preserved. 13. Those that foolishly go on in wicked ways, prepare rods for themselves. 14. Whatever knowledge may be useful, we must lay it up, that it may not be to seek when we want it. The wise gain this wisdom by reading, by hearing the word, by meditation, by prayer, by faith in Christ, who is made of God unto us wisdom. 15. This refers to the common mistakes both of rich and poor, as to their outward condition. Rich people's wealth exposes them to many dangers; while a poor man may live comfortably, if he is content, keeps a good conscience, and lives by faith. 16. Perhaps a righteous man has no more than what he works hard for, but that labour tends to life. 17. The traveller that has missed his way, and cannot bear to be told of it, and to be shown the right way, must err still. 18. He is especially a fool who thinks to hide anything from God; and malice is no better. 19. Those that speak much, speak much amiss. He that checks himself is a wise man, and therein consults his own peace. 20,21. The tongue of the just is sincere, freed from the dross of guile and evil design. Pious discourse is spiritual food to the needy. Fools die for want of a heart, so the word is; for want of thought.
Study Bible
Solomon's Proverbs: The Wise Son
18He who conceals hatred has lying lips, And he who spreads slander is a fool. 19When there are many words, transgression is unavoidable, But he who restrains his lips is wise. 20The tongue of the righteous is as choice silver, The heart of the wicked is worth little.…
Cross References
James 1:19
My beloved brothers, understand this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to anger,

James 3:2
We all stumble in many ways. If anyone is never at fault in what he says, he is a perfect man, able to control his whole body.

Job 11:2
"Shall a multitude of words go unanswered, And a talkative man be acquitted?

Proverbs 17:27
He who restrains his words has knowledge, And he who has a cool spirit is a man of understanding.

Proverbs 18:21
Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit.

Ecclesiastes 5:2
Do not be hasty in word or impulsive in thought to bring up a matter in the presence of God. For God is in heaven and you are on the earth; therefore let your words be few.

Ecclesiastes 5:3
For the dream comes through much effort and the voice of a fool through many words.
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Ecclesiastes 5:3 For a dream comes through the multitude of business; and a fool's …

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