Proverbs 13:3
Good News Translation
Be careful what you say and protect your life. A careless talker destroys himself.

Contemporary English Version
Keep what you know to yourself, and you will be safe; talk too much, and you are done for.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his soul: but he that hath no guard on his speech shall meet with evils.

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He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his soul: but he that hath no guard on his speech shall meet with evils.

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Proverbs 12:13 For the sins of the lips ruin draweth nigh to the evil man: but the just shall escape out of distress.

Proverbs 21:23 He that keepeth his mouth and his tongue, keepeth his soul from distress.

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.

Matthew 12:36,37 But I say unto you, that every idle word that men shall speak, they shall render an account for it in the day of judgment. . . .

James 1:26 And if any man think himself to be religious, not bridling his tongue but deceiving his own heart, this man's religion is vain.

James 3:2-12 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
A Father's Discipline
2Of the fruit of his own month shall a man be filled with good things: but the soul of transgressors is wicked. 3He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his soul: but he that hath no guard on his speech shall meet with evils.4The sluggard willeth, and willeth not: but the soul of them that work, shall be made fat.…
Cross References
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.

Psalm 34:13
Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile.

Psalm 141:3
Set a watch, O Lord, before my mouth: and a door round about my lips.

Proverbs 10:14
The substance of a rich man is the city of his strength: the fear of the poor is their poverty.

Proverbs 13:4
The sluggard willeth, and willeth not: but the soul of them that work, shall be made fat.

Proverbs 18:7
The mouth of a fool is his destruction: and his lips are the ruin of his soul.

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

Proverbs 20:19
Meddle not with him that revealeth secrets, and walketh deceitfully, and openeth wide his lips.

Proverbs 21:23
He that keepeth his mouth and his tongue, keepeth his soul from distress.

Additional Translations
He who guards his mouth protects his life, but the one who opens his lips invites his own ruin.He that keeps his mouth keeps his life: but he that opens wide his lips shall have destruction.

He that guardeth his mouth keepeth his life; But he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction.

He that keeps his own mouth keeps his own life: but he that is hasty with his lips shall bring terror upon himself.

He that guardeth his mouth keepeth his soul; destruction shall be to him that openeth wide his lips.

He that guardeth his mouth keepeth his life: but he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction.

He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life: but he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction.

He who guards his mouth guards his soul. One who opens wide his lips comes to ruin.

Whoso is keeping his mouth, is keeping his soul, Whoso is opening wide his lips -- ruin to him!
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