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Proverbs 10:19

    Proverbs 10:19 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    In the multitude of words there wants not sin: but he that refrains his lips is wise.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    In the multitude of words there wanteth not transgression; But he that refraineth his lips doeth wisely.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Where there is much talk there will be no end to sin, but he who keeps his mouth shut does wisely.

    Webster's Revision

    In the multitude of words there wanteth not transgression; But he that refraineth his lips doeth wisely.

    World English Bible

    In the multitude of words there is no lack of disobedience, but he who restrains his lips does wisely.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    In the multitude of words there wanteth not transgression: but he that refraineth his lips doeth wisely.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 10:19

    In the multitude of words - It is impossible to speak much, and yet speak nothing but truth; and injure no man's character in the mean while.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 10:19

    There wanteth not sin - Some render this, "Sin shall not cease," etc., i. e., many words do not mend a fault. Silence on the part both of the reprover and the offender is often better. The King James Version is, however, preferable.