King James Version
He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life: but he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction.
Darby Bible Translation
He that guardeth his mouth keepeth his soul; destruction shall be to him that openeth wide his lips.
World English Bible
He who guards his mouth guards his soul. One who opens wide his lips comes to ruin.
Young's Literal Translation
Whoso is keeping his mouth, is keeping his soul, Whoso is opening wide his lips -- ruin to him!
Proverbs 13:3 Parallel
CommentaryGeneva Study Bible
He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life: but he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction.Proverbs 13:3 Parallel Commentaries
LibraryPractical Methods of Studying the Old Testament
[Sidenote: The various methods of approach] The Old Testament may be studied as literature, as history, as the record of an important stage in the evolution of religion, as the revelation of God to the race, or as a practical aid to the individual in living the true life. Each angle of approach calls for different methods and yields its correspondingly rich results. Studied in accordance with the canons of modern literary investigation, a literature is disclosed of surpassing variety, beauty, and …
Charles Foster Kent—The Origin & Permanent Value of the Old Testament
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The Heavenly Footman; Or, a Description of the Man that Gets to Heaven:
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Blessed are the Poor in Spirit
For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body.
Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile.
Set a watch, O LORD, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips.
Wise men lay up knowledge: but the mouth of the foolish is near destruction.
The soul of the sluggard desireth, and hath nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.
A fool's mouth is his destruction, and his lips are the snare of his soul.
Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.
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