Proverbs 10:19 {20}
Good News Translation
The more you talk, the more likely you are to sin. If you are wise, you will keep quiet.

Contemporary English Version
You will say the wrong thing if you talk too much--so be sensible and watch what you say.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The tongue of the just is as choice silver: but the heart of the wicked is nothing worth.

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The tongue of the just is as choice silver: but the heart of the wicked is nothing worth.

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Ecclesiastes 5:3 Dreams follow many cares: and in many words shall be found folly.

Ecclesiastes 10:13,14 The beginning of his words is folly, and the end of his talk is a mischievous error. . . .

James 3:2 For in many things we all offend. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man. He is able also with a bridle to lead about the whole body.

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Proverbs 17:27,28 He that setteth bounds to his words, is knowing and wise: and the man of understanding is of a precious spirit. . . .

Psalm 39:1 Unto the end, for Idithun himself, a canticle of David. [2] I said: I will take heed to my ways: that I sin not with my tongue. I have set a guard to my mouth, when the sinner stood against me.

James 1:19 You know, my dearest brethren. And let every man be swift to hear, but slow to speak and slow to anger.

James 3:2 For in many things we all offend. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man. He is able also with a bridle to lead about the whole body.

Context
Solomon's Proverbs: The Wise Son
18In the multitude of words there shall not want sin: but he that refraineth his lips, is most wise. 19The tongue of the just is as choice silver: but the heart of the wicked is nothing worth.20The lips of the just teach many: but they that are ignorant, shall die in the want of understanding.…
Cross References
James 1:19
You know, my dearest brethren. And let every man be swift to hear, but slow to speak and slow to anger.

James 3:2
For in many things we all offend. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man. He is able also with a bridle to lead about the whole body.

Job 11:2
Shall not he that speaketh much, hear also? or shall a man full of talk be justified?

Proverbs 17:27
He that setteth bounds to his words, is knowing and wise: and the man of understanding is of a precious spirit.

Proverbs 18:21
Death and life are in the power of the tongue: they that love it, shall eat the fruits thereof.

Ecclesiastes 5:2
Speak not any thing rashly, and let not thy heart be hasty to utter a word before God. For God is in heaven, and thou upon earth: therefore let thy words be few.

Ecclesiastes 5:3
Dreams follow many cares: and in many words shall be found folly.

Additional Translations
When words are many, sin is unavoidable, but he who restrains his lips is wise.In the multitude of words there wants not sin: but he that refrains his lips is wise.

In the multitude of words there wanteth not transgression; But he that refraineth his lips doeth wisely.

By a multitude of words thou shalt not escape sin; but if thou refrain thy lips thou wilt be prudent.

In the multitude of words there wanteth not transgression; but he that restraineth his lips doeth wisely.

In the multitude of words there wanteth not transgression: but he that refraineth his lips doeth wisely.

In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin: but he that restraineth his lips is wise.

In the multitude of words there is no lack of disobedience, but he who restrains his lips does wisely.

In the abundance of words transgression ceaseth not, And whoso is restraining his lips is wise.
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