New American Standard Bible
The one who guards his mouth preserves his life; The one who opens wide his lips comes to ruin.
King James Bible
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
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
"And this is his Commandment," &C.
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.
Keep your tongue from evil And your lips from speaking deceit.
Set a guard, O LORD, over my mouth; Keep watch over the door of my lips.
Wise men store up knowledge, But with the mouth of the foolish, ruin is at hand.
The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, But the soul of the diligent is made fat.
A fool's mouth is his ruin, And his lips are the snare of his soul.
Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit.
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