Proverbs 13:3

“He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life: but he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

He that keepeth his mouth, keepeth his life: but hee that openeth wide his lips, shall haue destruction.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The one who guards his mouth preserves his life; The one who opens wide his lips comes to ruin.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

He that guardeth his mouth keepeth his life; `But' he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction.
- American Standard Version (1901)

He who keeps a watch on his mouth keeps his life; but he whose lips are open wide will have destruction.
- Basic English Bible

He that guardeth his mouth keepeth his soul; destruction shall be to him that openeth wide his lips.
- Darby Bible

He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life: but he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction.
- Webster's Bible

He who guards his mouth guards his soul. One who opens wide his lips comes to ruin.
- World English Bible

Whoso is keeping his mouth, is keeping his soul, Whoso is opening wide his lips -- ruin to him!
- Youngs Literal Bible

He that guardeth his mouth keepeth his life; but for him that openeth wide his lips there shall be ruin.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Proverbs 13

  • Steve morrow
    PROVERBS 13:2 A MAN SHALL EAT GOOD BY THE FRUIT OF HIS MOUTH BUT THE SOUL OF THE TRANSGRESSORS SHALL EAT VIOLENCE PROVERBS 18:20 A MANS BELLY SHALL BE SATISFIED WITH THE FRUIT OF HIS MOUTH AND WITH THE INCREASE OF HIS LIPS SHALL HE BE FILLED GALATIANS 6:7 --- BE NOT DECEIVED --- GOD IS NOT MOCKED FOR WHATSOEVER A MAN SOWETH THAT SHALL HE ALSO REAP
  • Omojowo oluwafemi joseph
    dispising The Word is exposure to spiritual wickedness which can lead to destruction of life
  • MasterProhet
    The Lord can be delighted in , we can delight ourselves in the Lord. We know that obedience is better than sacrifice.
  • Todd Brawley
    13 3 was an answer. I try to live by that daily
  • Jean Robinson
    Proverbs 13 is a very powerful message that we all should take to heart. I want to make my money honestly.
  • BSP
    Verse 4 shows that Jehovah God wants us to not only have the desire to do more, but to take the actual steps to achieve our goals.

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