Proverbs 10:19

“In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin: but he that refraineth his lips is wise.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

In the multitude of words there wanteth not sinne: but he that refraineth his lippes, is wise.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

When there are many words, transgression is unavoidable, But he who restrains his lips is wise.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

In the multitude of words there wanteth not transgression; But he that refraineth his lips doeth wisely.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Where there is much talk there will be no end to sin, but he who keeps his mouth shut does wisely.
- Basic English Bible

In the multitude of words there wanteth not transgression; but he that restraineth his lips doeth wisely.
- Darby Bible

In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin: but he that restraineth his lips is wise.
- Webster's Bible

In the multitude of words there is no lack of disobedience, but he who restrains his lips does wisely.
- World English Bible

In the abundance of words transgression ceaseth not, And whoso is restraining his lips [is] wise.
- Youngs Literal Bible

In the multitude of words there wanteth not transgression; but he that refraineth his lips is wise.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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Discussion for Proverbs 10:19

  • Greatness for verse 19
    I think it is a profound proverb. Not only it teaches us not to talk too much, but it also teaches us to listen more and be attentive of the voice of God. I think it also applies in prayer, that one should pray and have time to listen to what God is saying. Amen.

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