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

  • BSP
    Verse 22: Having Jehovah God's blessing is what makes one rich. He gives protection and causes those who have his blessing to prosper.
  • Chris Powell
    From reading chapter 1 through 10 I feel Wisdom and Instruction cries out but its not the type of wisdom and instruction this world has to offer, it only comes from our father. Once we cry out to God and receive him as our saviour and read his word then the Holy Spirit will teach us what the wisdom and instructions are. They kinda remind me of hidden treasure that only the Holy Spirit can give us
  • Lu2677
    Cont.from page Matt.24;A disciple,Proverbs 10:11"The mouth of a righteous man is a well (abundance) of life; but violence covers (fills) the mouth of the wicked." The wicked are those that do not have God's word in their heart. You said "we can NEVER know our own hearts."Not true, I know mine. If you do not know yours how will you know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error in you or them?
  • Steve morrow
    PROVERBS 10:8 THE WISE IN HEART WILL RECEIVE COMMANDMENTS BUT A PRATING FOOL SHALL FALL HEBREWS 4:11 LET US LABOR THEREFORE TO ENTER INTO THAT REST LEST ANY MAN FALL AFTER THE SAME EXAMPLE OF UNBELIEF TITUS 1:14 NOT GIVING HEED TO JEWISH FABLES AND COMMANDMENTS OF MEN THAT TURN FROM THE TRUTH 1 JOHN 2:3 AND HEREBY WE DO KNOW THAT WE KNOW HIM IF WE KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS
  • Steve morrow
    PROVERBS 10:16 THE LABOR OF THE RIGHTEOUS TENDETH TO LIFE THE FRUIT OF THE WICKED TO SIN JOHN 6:63 IT IS THE SPIRIT THAT QUICKENETH THE FLESH PROFITETH NOTHING THE WORDS THAT I SPEAK UNTO YOU THEY ARE SPIRIT --- AND THEY ARE LIFE ---LUKE 6:43 FOR A GOOD TREE BRINGETH NOT FORTH CORRUPT FRUIT NEITHER DOES A CORRUPT TREE BRING FORTH GOOD FRUIT
  • Lane
    Sean, I too have been dull in the mind. I am so glad that our Father GOD, LORD JESUS, and The HOLY SPIRIT, ways are not our ways. I would have been doomed a long time ago. Thank JESUS, for bleeding our case in the courtroom of grace. AMEN!

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