Parallel Verses

Amplified

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

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.

Holman Bible

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

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.

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.

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.

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

and his tongue
לשׁנה לשׁן לשׁון 
Lashown 
Usage: 116

שׁמר 
Shamar 
Usage: 468

נפשׁ 
Nephesh 
Usage: 753

Devotionals

Devotionals about Proverbs 21:23

Images Proverbs 21:23

Prayers for Proverbs 21:23

Context Readings

Proverbs Of Solomon

22 A wise man scales the city walls of the mighty and brings down the stronghold in which they trust. 23 He who guards his mouth and his tongue keeps himself from troubles. 24 The proud and haughty man -- "Scoffer is his name -- "deals and acts with overbearing pride.



Cross References

Proverbs 12:13

The wicked is [dangerously] snared by the transgression of his lips, but the [uncompromisingly] righteous shall come out of trouble.

Proverbs 13:3

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

Proverbs 18:21

Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and they who indulge in it shall eat the fruit of it [for death or life].

Proverbs 10:19

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

Proverbs 17:27-28

He who has knowledge spares his words, and a man of understanding has a cool spirit.

James 1:26

If anyone thinks himself to be religious (piously observant of the external duties of his faith) and does not bridle his tongue but deludes his own heart, this person's religious service is worthless (futile, barren).

James 3:2-13

For we all often stumble and fall and offend in many things. And if anyone does not offend in speech [never says the wrong things], he is a fully developed character and a perfect man, able to control his whole body and to curb his entire nature.

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