Proverbs 21:23



Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

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

King James Version

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

International Standard Version

Whoever watches his mouth and tongue keeps himself from trouble.

A Conservative Version

He who keeps his mouth and his tongue keeps his soul from troubles.

American Standard Version

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

Amplified

He who guards his mouth and his tongue keeps himself from troubles.

Bible in Basic English

He who keeps watch over his mouth and his tongue keeps his soul from troubles.

Darby Translation

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

Holman Bible

The one who guards his mouth and tongue keeps himself out of trouble.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Whosoever keeps his mouth and his tongue keeps his soul from troubles.

Julia Smith Translation

He watching his mouth and his tongue watches his soul from straits.

King James 2000

Whosoever keeps his mouth and his tongue keeps his soul from troubles.

Lexham Expanded Bible

He who guards his mouth and his tongue, he guards his life from danger.

Modern King James verseion

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

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue; the same keepeth his soul from troubles.

NET Bible

The one who guards his mouth and his tongue keeps his life from troubles.

New Heart English Bible

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

New simplified Bible

He who guards his mouth and holds his tongue stays out of trouble.

The Emphasized Bible

He that keepeth his mouth and his tongue, keepeth, out of distresses, his soul.

Webster

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

World English Bible

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

Youngs Literal Translation

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

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
שׁמר 
Shamar 
Usage: 468

פּה 
Peh 
Usage: 497

and his tongue
לשׁנה לשׁן לשׁון 
Lashown 
Usage: 116

שׁמר 
Shamar 
Usage: 468

נפשׁ 
Nephesh 
Usage: 753

Devotionals

Devotionals about Proverbs 21:23

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Context Readings

Proverbs Of Solomon

22 A wise man scales the city of the mighty And brings down the stronghold in which they trust. 23 He who guards his mouth and his tongue, Guards his soul from troubles. 24 "Proud," "Haughty," "Scoffer," are his names, Who acts with insolent pride.



Cross References

Proverbs 12:13

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

Proverbs 13:3

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

Proverbs 18:21

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

Proverbs 10:19

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

Proverbs 17:27-28

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

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 3:2-13

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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