In the multitude of words there lacks not sin: but he that refrains his lips is wise.
He that is void of wisdom despises his neighbor: but a man of understanding holds his peace.
He that has knowledge spares his words: and a man of understanding is of an excellent spirit.
Even a fool, when he holds his peace, is counted wise: and he that shuts his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.
O that you would altogether hold your peace! and it should be your wisdom.
Whosoever keeps his mouth and his tongue keeps his soul from troubles.
A time to tear, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
Therefore the prudent shall keep silence in that time; for it is an evil time.
If you have done foolishly in lifting up yourself, or if you have thought evil, lay your hand upon your mouth.
See you a man that is hasty in his words? there is more hope for a fool than for him.
If any man among you seems to be religious, and bridles not his tongue, but deceives his own heart, this man's religion is vain.