Parallel Verses

Lexham Expanded Bible

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

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.

Holman Bible

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

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.

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.

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.

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
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

Prayers for Proverbs 13:3

Context Readings

A Wise Son Lives Righteously

2 From the fruit of the mouth of a man, he shall eat what is good, but the desire of the treacherous, wrongdoing. 3 He who keeps his mouth guards his life; he who opens his lips, ruin [belongs] to him. 4 The soul of the lazy craves, but there is nothing, but the person of diligence is richly supplied.



Cross References

Proverbs 21:23

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

Proverbs 12:13

By the transgression of lips, evil is ensnared, but the righteous escapes from trouble.

Proverbs 18:7

The mouth of a fool [is] ruin to him, and his lips [are] a snare to his soul.

Proverbs 18:21

Death and life [are] in the {power} of the tongue, and those who love her will eat of her fruit.

Psalm 39:1

I said, "I will guard my ways {that I may not sin} with my tongue. I will keep a muzzle over my mouth as long as [the] wicked [are] before me."

Proverbs 10:19

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

Proverbs 20:19

He reveals a secret, he who walks [about with] gossip, and do not associate with a babbler's lips.

Matthew 12:36-37

But I tell you that every worthless word that they speak, people will give an account for it on the day of judgment!

James 1:26

If anyone thinks he is religious, [although he] does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person'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 individual, able to hold in check his whole body also.

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