Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

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

New American Standard Bible

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

King James Version

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

Holman Bible

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

A Conservative Version

Transgression is not lacking in the multitude of words, but he who refrains his lips does wisely.

American Standard Version

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

Amplified

In a multitude of words transgression is not lacking, but he who restrains his lips is prudent.

Bible in Basic English

Where there is much talk there will be no end to sin, but he who keeps his mouth shut does wisely.

Darby Translation

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

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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

Julia Smith Translation

In the multitude of words transgression shall not cease: and he withholding his lips is prudent

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

In many words, transgression is not lacking, but he who restrains his lips is prudent.

Modern King James verseion

In the multitude of words, sin is not lacking; but he who holds back his lips is wise.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Where much babbling is, there must needs be offense; he that refraineth his lips is wisest of all.

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.

The Emphasized Bible

In the multitude of words, there wanteth not transgression, but, he that restraineth his lips, sheweth prudence.

Webster

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.

Youngs Literal Translation

In the abundance of words transgression ceaseth not, And whoso is restraining his lips is wise.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
of words
דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1438

not sin
פּשׁע 
Pesha` 
Usage: 93

שׂפת שׂפה 
Saphah 
Usage: 176

References

Context Readings

Proverbs Concerning The Mouth

18 Whoever conceals hatred is a deceitful liar, and whoever spreads slander is a fool. 19 Transgression is at work where people talk too much, but anyone who holds his tongue is prudent. 20 What the righteous person says is like precious silver; the thoughts of the wicked are compared to small things.



Cross References

James 3:2

For all of us make many mistakes. If someone does not make any mistakes when he speaks, he is perfect and able to control his whole body.

James 1:19

You must understand this, my dear brothers. Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry.

Psalm 39:1

I told myself, "I will keep watch over my tongue to keep from sinning. I will muzzle my mouth when the wicked are around."

Ecclesiastes 5:3

Too many worries lead to nightmares, and a fool is known from talking too much.

Proverbs 17:27-28

Whoever controls what he says is knowledgeable; anyone who has a calm spirit is a man of understanding.

Ecclesiastes 10:13-14

He begins his speech with foolishness, and concludes it with evil madness.

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