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

Bible References

General references

Proverbs 10:19
When words abound, transgression is inevitable, but the one who restrains his words is wise.
Proverbs 12:13
The evil person is ensnared by the transgression of his speech, but the righteous person escapes out of trouble.
Proverbs 21:23
The one who guards his mouth and his tongue keeps his life from troubles.
Psalm 39:1
For the music director, Jeduthun; a psalm of David. I decided, "I will watch what I say and make sure I do not sin with my tongue. I will put a muzzle over my mouth while in the presence of an evil man."
Matthew 12:36
I tell you that on the day of judgment, people will give an account for every worthless word they speak.
James 1:26
If someone thinks he is religious yet does not bridle his tongue, and so deceives his heart, his religion is futile.
James 3:2
For we all stumble in many ways. If someone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect individual, able to control the entire body as well.

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