New American Standard Bible
When there are many words, transgression is unavoidable, But he who restrains his lips is wise.
King James Bible
In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin: but he that refraineth his lips is wise.
Darby Bible Translation
In the multitude of words there wanteth not transgression; but he that restraineth his lips doeth wisely.
World English Bible
In the multitude of words there is no lack of disobedience, but he who restrains his lips does wisely.
Young's Literal Translation
In the abundance of words transgression ceaseth not, And whoso is restraining his lips is wise.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
There wanteth not sin - Some render this, "Sin shall not cease," etc., i. e., many words do not mend a fault. Silence on the part both of the reprover and the offender is often better. The King James Version is, however, preferable.
LibraryThe Folly of Slander. Part 2.
"He that uttereth slander is a fool."--Prov. x. 18. I have formerly in this place, discoursing upon this text, explained the nature of the sin here condemned, with its several kinds and ways of practising. II. I shall now proceed to declare the folly of it; and to make good by divers reasons the assertion of the wise man, that "He who uttereth slander is a fool." 1. Slandering is foolish, as sinful and wicked. All sin is foolish upon many accounts; as proceeding from ignorance, error, inconsiderateness, …
Isaac Barrow—Sermons on Evil-Speaking, by Isaac Barrow
Lii. Trust in God.
"But Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God, and his Righteousness, and all These Things Shall be Added unto You. "
Pride of Prosperity
This you know, my beloved brethren. But everyone must be quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to anger;
For we all stumble in many ways. If anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able to bridle the whole body as well.
"Shall a multitude of words go unanswered, And a talkative man be acquitted?
He who restrains his words has knowledge, And he who has a cool spirit is a man of understanding.
Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit.
Do not be hasty in word or impulsive in thought to bring up a matter in the presence of God. For God is in heaven and you are on the earth; therefore let your words be few.
For the dream comes through much effort and the voice of a fool through many words.
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