In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin: but he that refraineth his lips is wise.
He that is void of wisdom despiseth his neighbour: but a man of understanding holdeth his peace.
He that hath knowledge spareth his words: and a man of understanding is of an excellent spirit.
Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.
O that ye would altogether hold your peace! and it should be your wisdom.
Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles.
A time to rend, 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 thou hast done foolishly in lifting up thyself, or if thou hast thought evil, lay thine hand upon thy mouth.
Seest thou a man that is hasty in his words? there is more hope of a fool than of him.
If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man's religion is vain.