Proverbs 13:3



Parallel Verses

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 Version

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

International Standard Version

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

A Conservative Version

He who guards his mouth keeps his life. He who 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.

Amplified

He who guards his mouth keeps his life, but he who opens wide his lips comes to ruin.

Bible in Basic English

He who keeps a watch on his mouth keeps his life; but he whose lips are open wide will have destruction.

Darby Translation

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

Holman Bible

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

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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

Julia Smith Translation

He guarding his mouth, watched his soul: he opening wide his lips, destruction to him.

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

He who keeps his mouth guards his life; he who opens his lips, ruin [belongs] to him.

Modern King James verseion

He who keeps his mouth keeps his life; he who opens his lips wide, it is ruin to him.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

He that keepeth his mouth, keepeth his life; but whoso speaketh unadvised, findeth harm.

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.

New simplified Bible

He who keeps his mouth (watches what he says) keeps his life. He who opens wide his lips (speaks thoughtlessly) will have destruction.

The Emphasized Bible

He that watcheth his mouth, guardeth his soul, He that openeth wide his lips, it shall be his ruin.

Webster

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.

Youngs Literal Translation

Whoso is keeping his mouth, is keeping his soul, Whoso is opening wide his lips -- ruin to him!

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
פּה 
Peh 
Usage: 497

שׁמר 
Shamar 
Usage: 468

נפשׁ 
Nephesh 
Usage: 753

but he that openeth wide
פּשׂק 
Pasaq 
Usage: 2

שׂפת שׂפה 
Saphah 
Usage: 176

Devotionals

Devotionals about Proverbs 13:3

Images Proverbs 13:3

Context Readings

A Wise Son Lives Righteously

2 From the fruit of a man's mouth he enjoys good, But the desire of the treacherous is violence. 3 The one who guards his mouth preserves his life; The one who opens wide his lips comes to ruin. 4 The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, But the soul of the diligent is made fat.



Cross References

Proverbs 21:23

He who guards his mouth and his tongue, Guards his soul from troubles.

Proverbs 12:13

An evil man is ensnared by the transgression of his lips, But the righteous will escape from trouble.

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.

Psalm 39:1

I said, "I will guard my ways That I may not sin with my tongue; I will guard my mouth as with a muzzle While the wicked are in my presence."

Proverbs 10:19

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

Proverbs 20:19

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

Matthew 12:36-37

"But I tell you that every careless word that people speak, they shall give an accounting for it in the day of judgment.

James 1:26

If anyone thinks himself to be religious, and yet does not bridle his tongue but deceives his own heart, this man's religion is worthless.

James 3:2-12

For we all stumble in many ways If anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able to bridle the whole body as well.



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