Proverbs 21:23

“Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue, keepeth his soule from troubles.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

He who guards his mouth and his tongue, Guards his soul from troubles.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue Keepeth his soul from troubles.
- American Standard Version (1901)

He who keeps watch over his mouth and his tongue keeps his soul from troubles.
- Basic English Bible

Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles.
- Darby Bible

Whoever keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles.
- Webster's Bible

Whoever guards his mouth and his tongue keeps his soul from troubles.
- World English Bible

Whoso is keeping his mouth and his tongue, Is keeping from adversities his soul.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Proverbs 21

  • Steve morrow
    PROVERBS 21:8 the way --OF MAN-- is froward / disobedient / unyielding--and strange but as for the pure his work is right ROMANS 6:16 know you not that to whom you YIELD yourselves servants to obey his servants you are to whom you obey whether of sin unto death or of obedience unto righteousness PROVERBS 8:8 all the wordsOF MY MOUTHare in righteousness there is nothing froward or perverse in them
  • Jim
    Theresa: Yes, verse 20 is what I meant. Thanks and Merry Christmas!
  • Vanessa
    Being born again is the coming of the Holy Ghost upon you How Jesus spoke to the man that came to him. And explain That one must be born again.. so that he can guide you all truth .. you will have a personal relationships with the Holy Ghost .the bible comes alive to you because Jesus Christ will show him self to you . In a wonderful way in spirit is how I meet Jesus Christ the son god .. pray ..
  • Theresa
    Jim, I think you meant verse 20 concerning money. I agree with you.
  • Lilian
    Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue shall keepeth his soul from troubles.
    The words of wisdom only comes from Jesus Abba Father please guide me and cleanse my heart my mind and my soul let my mouth and my tongue away from speaking of unrighteousness by your blood I am cleanse let my mouth and use them to praise you and worship you forever amen hallelujah
  • Jim
    Verse 21: Christians know that it is the 'love' of money is the root of all evil and not money itself. Poor financial management by Christians is sad today. Most people cannot come up with $500.00 for an emergency without using credit cards etc. I believe God expects Christians to be diligent and wise with all He has provided including wealth; it should all be used for His glory!