Proverbs 13:3

He who guards his mouth guards his soul. One who opens wide his lips comes to ruin.

Alternate Versions of Proverbs 13-3

A Conservative Version: Proverbs 13:3
He who guards his mouth keeps his life. He who opens wide his lips shall have destruction.

American Standard Version: Proverbs 13:3
He that guardeth his mouth keepeth his life; `But' he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction.

Bible in Basic English: Proverbs 13:3
He who keeps a watch on his mouth keeps his life; but he whose lips are open wide will have destruction.

Darby English Bible: Proverbs 13:3
He that guardeth his mouth keepeth his soul; destruction shall be to him that openeth wide his lips.

King James Version: Proverbs 13:3
He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life: but he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction.

King James Version (UK): Proverbs 13:3
He that keeps his mouth keeps his life but he that opens wide his lips shall have destruction.

Youngs Literal Translation: Proverbs 13:3
Whoso is keeping his mouth, is keeping his soul, Whoso is opening wide his lips -- ruin to him!

Verses Related to Proverbs 13-3

Psalms 39:1
> I said, "I will watch my ways, so that I don't sin with my tongue. I will keep my mouth with a bridle while the wicked is before me."

Psalms 141:3
Set a watch, Yahweh, before my mouth. Keep the door of my lips.

Proverbs 10:19
In the multitude of words there is no lack of disobedience, But he who restrains his lips does wisely.

Proverbs 12:13
An evil man is trapped by sinfulness of lips, But the righteous shall come out of trouble.

Proverbs 18:7
A fool's mouth is his destruction, And his lips are a snare to his soul.

Proverbs 21:23
Whoever guards his mouth and his tongue Keeps his soul from troubles.

Matthew 12:36
I tell you that every idle word that men speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgment.

James 1:26
If anyone among you thinks himself to be religious while he doesn't bridle his tongue, but deceives his heart, this man's religion is worthless.

James 3:9
With it we bless our God and Father, and with it we curse men, who are made in the image of God.