Parallel Verses

Lexham Expanded Bible

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

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.

Amplified


He who guards his mouth and his tongue
Guards 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.

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.

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.

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 To a city of warriors, the wise ascends, and he will bring down the stronghold--its object of trust. 23 He who guards his mouth and his tongue, he guards his life from danger. 24 The proud, haughty one: "scoffer" [is] his name; he acts with arrogance of pride.



Cross References

Proverbs 12:13

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

Proverbs 13:3

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

Proverbs 18:21

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

Proverbs 10:19

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

Proverbs 17:27-28

He who spares his sayings knows knowledge, and a cool spirit is a man of understanding.

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 3:2-13

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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