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

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19 When there are (A)many words, wrongdoing is unavoidable,
But (B)one who restrains his lips is wise.

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19 
When there are many words, transgression and offense are unavoidable,
But he who controls his lips and keeps thoughtful silence is wise.

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

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

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27 (A)He who has knowledge spares his words,
And a man of understanding is of a calm spirit.

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27 One who (A)withholds his words [a]has knowledge,
And one who has a (B)cool spirit is a person of understanding.

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Footnotes

  1. Proverbs 17:27 Lit knows

27 
He who has knowledge restrains and is careful with his words,
And a man of understanding and wisdom has a cool spirit (self-control, an even temper).(A)

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27 The one who has knowledge uses words with restraint,(A)
    and whoever has understanding is even-tempered.(B)

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27 He that hath knowledge spareth his words: and a man of understanding is of an excellent spirit.

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