Proverbs 13:3
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New International Version
Those who guard their lips preserve their lives, but those who speak rashly will come to ruin.

New Living Translation
Those who control their tongue will have a long life; opening your mouth can ruin everything.

English Standard Version
Whoever guards his mouth preserves his life; he who opens wide his lips comes to ruin.

New American Standard Bible
The one who guards his mouth preserves his life; The one who opens wide his lips comes to ruin.

King James Bible
He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life: but he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The one who guards his mouth protects his life; the one who opens his lips invites his own ruin.

International Standard Version
Anyone who guards his words protects his life; anyone who talks too much is ruined.

NET Bible
The one who guards his words guards his life, but whoever is talkative will come to ruin.

New Heart English Bible
He who guards his mouth guards his soul. One who opens wide his lips comes to ruin.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He that keeps his mouth takes care of his soul, and he that opens his lips works shipwreck to his soul.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Whoever controls his mouth protects his own life. Whoever has a big mouth comes to ruin.

JPS Tanakh 1917
He that guardeth his mouth keepeth his life; But for him that openeth wide his lips there shall be ruin.

New American Standard 1977
The one who guards his mouth preserves his life;
            The one who opens wide his lips comes to ruin.

Jubilee Bible 2000
He that keeps his mouth keeps his life: but he that opens his lips often shall have calamity.

King James 2000 Bible
He that keeps his mouth keeps his life: but he that opens wide his lips shall have destruction.

American King James Version
He that keeps his mouth keeps his life: but he that opens wide his lips shall have destruction.

American Standard Version
He that guardeth his mouth keepeth his life; But he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He that keepeth his mouth, keepeth his soul: but he that hath no guard on his speech shall meet with evils.

Darby Bible Translation
He that guardeth his mouth keepeth his soul; destruction shall be to him that openeth wide his lips.

English Revised Version
He that guardeth his mouth keepeth his life: but he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction.

Webster's Bible Translation
He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life: but he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction.

World English Bible
He who guards his mouth guards his soul. One who opens wide his lips comes to ruin.

Young's Literal Translation
Whoso is keeping his mouth, is keeping his soul, Whoso is opening wide his lips -- ruin to him!
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
13:1 There is great hope of those that reverence their parents. There is little hope of any who will not hear those that deal faithfully with them. 2. By our words we must be justified or condemned, Mt 12:37. 3. He that thinks before he speaks, that suppresses evil if he have thought it, keeps his soul from a great deal both of guilt and grief. Many a one is ruined by an ungoverned tongue. 4. The slothful desire the gains the diligent get, but hate the pains the diligent take; therefore they have nothing. This is especially true as to the soul. 5. Where sin reigns, the man is loathsome. If his conscience were awake, he would abhor himself, and repent in dust and ashes.
Study Bible
A Wise Son Heeds his Father's Instruction
2From the fruit of a man's mouth he enjoys good, But the desire of the treacherous is violence. 3The one who guards his mouth preserves his life; The one who opens wide his lips comes to ruin. 4The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, But the soul of the diligent is made fat.…
Cross References
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.

Psalm 34:13
Keep your tongue from evil And your lips from speaking deceit.

Psalm 141:3
Set a guard, O LORD, over my mouth; Keep watch over the door of my lips.

Proverbs 10:14
Wise men store up knowledge, But with the mouth of the foolish, ruin is at hand.

Proverbs 13:4
The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, But the soul of the diligent is made fat.

Proverbs 18:7
A fool's mouth is his ruin, And his lips are the snare of his soul.

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

Proverbs 20:19
He who goes about as a slanderer reveals secrets, Therefore do not associate with a gossip.

Proverbs 21:23
He who guards his mouth and his tongue, Guards his soul from troubles.
Treasury of Scripture

He that keeps his mouth keeps his life: but he that opens wide his lips shall have destruction.

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Proverbs 12:13 The wicked is snared by the transgression of his lips: but the just …

Proverbs 21:23 Whoever keeps his mouth and his tongue keeps his soul from troubles.

Psalm 39:1 I said, I will take heed to my ways, that I sin not with my tongue: …

Matthew 12:36,37 But I say to you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they …

James 1:26 If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridles not his tongue, …

James 3:2-12 For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, …

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