Proverbs 10:19

19 1When words are many, transgression is not lacking, 2but whoever restrains his lips is prudent.

Proverbs 10:19 In-Context

17 Whoever heeds instruction is on the path to life, but he who rejects reproof leads others astray.
18 The one who conceals hatred has lying lips, and whoever utters slander is a fool.
19 When words are many, transgression is not lacking, but whoever restrains his lips is prudent.
20 The tongue of the righteous is choice silver; the heart of the wicked is of little worth.
21 The lips of the righteous feed many, but fools die for lack of sense.

Cross References 2

  • 1. [Matthew 12:36, 37]
  • 2. Proverbs 17:27; [James 3:2]
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