New Living Translation
Too much talk leads to sin. Be sensible and keep your mouth shut.
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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Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry.
Indeed, we all make many mistakes. For if we could control our tongues, we would be perfect and could also control ourselves in every other way.
"Shouldn't someone answer this torrent of words? Is a person proved innocent just by a lot of talking?
A truly wise person uses few words; a person with understanding is even-tempered.
The tongue can bring death or life; those who love to talk will reap the consequences.
Don't make rash promises, and don't be hasty in bringing matters before God. After all, God is in heaven, and you are here on earth. So let your words be few.
Too much activity gives you restless dreams; too many words make you a fool.
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