19 In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin: but he that refraineth his lips is wise.

Other Translations of Proverbs 10:19

New International Version

19 Sin is not ended by multiplying words, but the prudent hold their tongues.

English Standard Version

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

The Message

19 The more talk, the less truth; the wise measure their words.

New King James Version

19 In the multitude of words sin is not lacking, But he who restrains his lips is wise.

New Living Translation

19 Too much talk leads to sin. Be sensible and keep your mouth shut.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Proverbs 10:19

Commentary on Proverbs 10:19

(Read Proverbs 10:19)

Those that speak much, speak much amiss. He that checks himself is a wise man, and therein consults his own peace.