|He who guards his mouth and his tongue |
keeps himself from calamity.
|Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles.|
|He who guards his mouth and his tongue, |
Guards his soul from troubles.
|Proverbs 21:23 |
Whoever can control his mouth saves himself from stacks of trouble.
MacDonald, W., & Farstad, A. (1997, c1995). Believer's Bible Commentary : Old and New Testaments (Pr 21:23). Nashville: Thomas Nelson.
"Likewise the tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts. Consider what a great forest is set on fire by a small spark. The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body. It corrupts the whole person, sets the whole course of his life on fire, and is itself set on fire by hell."
James 3:5-6 (NIV)