Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

Whoever watches his mouth and tongue keeps himself from trouble.

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.

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.

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 attacks the city of the mighty, bringing down the fortress in which they trust. 23 Whoever watches his mouth and tongue keeps himself from trouble. 24 The names "Proud," "Arrogant," and "Mocker" fit whoever acts with presumptuous conceit.



Cross References

Proverbs 12:13

An evil man's sinful speech ensnares him, but the righteous person escapes from trouble.

Proverbs 13:3

Anyone who guards his words protects his life; anyone who talks too much is ruined.

Proverbs 18:21

The power of the tongue is life and death those who love to talk will eat what it produces.

Proverbs 10:19

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

Proverbs 17:27-28

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

James 1:26

If anyone thinks that he is religious and does not bridle his tongue, but instead deceives himself, his religion is worthless.

James 3:2-13

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.

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