Proverbs 21:23
Good News Translation
If you want to stay out of trouble, be careful what you say.

Contemporary English Version
Watching what you say can save you a lot of trouble.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He that keepeth his mouth and his tongue, keepeth his soul from distress.

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He that keepeth his mouth and his tongue, keepeth his soul from distress.

Proverbs 10:19 The tongue of the just is as choice silver: but the heart of the wicked is nothing worth.

Proverbs 12:13 For the sins of the lips ruin draweth nigh to the evil man: but the just shall escape out of distress.

Proverbs 13:3 He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his soul: but he that hath no guard on his speech shall meet with evils.

Proverbs 17:27,28 He that setteth bounds to his words, is knowing and wise: and the man of understanding is of a precious spirit. . . .

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

James 1:26 And if any man think himself to be religious, not bridling his tongue but deceiving his own heart, this man's religion is vain.

James 3:2-13 For in many things we all offend. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man. He is able also with a bridle to lead about the whole body. . . .

Context
The King's Heart
22The wise man hath scaled the city of the strong, and hath cast down the strength of the confidence thereof. 23He that keepeth his mouth and his tongue, keepeth his soul from distress.24The proud and the arrogant is called ignorant, who in anger worketh pride.…
Cross References
James 3:2
For in many things we all offend. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man. He is able also with a bridle to lead about the whole body.

Psalm 141:3
Set a watch, O Lord, before my mouth: and a door round about my lips.

Proverbs 12:13
For the sins of the lips ruin draweth nigh to the evil man: but the just shall escape out of distress.

Proverbs 13:3
He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his soul: but he that hath no guard on his speech shall meet with evils.

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

Additional Translations
He who guards his mouth and tongue keeps his soul from distress.Whoever keeps his mouth and his tongue keeps his soul from troubles.

Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue Keepeth his soul from troubles.

He that keeps his mouth and his tongue keeps his soul from trouble.

Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles.

Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles.

Whoever keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles.

Whoever guards his mouth and his tongue keeps his soul from troubles.

Whoso is keeping his mouth and his tongue, Is keeping from adversities his soul.
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