|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 |
The Bible speaks of keeping the tongue from evil (Ps. 34:13), of guarding the tongue (Prov. 21:23), and of bridling the tongue (James 1:26). The tongue is an indicator of a person's spirit: It reveals what is in the heart (Matt. 12:33-37; 15:18; Luke 6:43-45).
Youngblood, R. F., Bruce, F. F., Harrison, R. K., & Thomas Nelson Publishers. (1995). Nelson's new illustrated Bible dictionary. Rev. ed. of: Nelson's illustrated Bible dictionary.; Includes index. Nashville: T. Nelson.
MacDonald, W., & Farstad, A. (1997, c1995). Believer's Bible Commentary : Old and New Testaments (Pr 21:23). Nashville: Thomas Nelson.