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Proverbs 21:23–24

23  wWhoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue

xKeepeth his soul yfrom troubles.

24  Proud and zhaughty scorner is his name,

Who dealeth in proud wrath.

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Proverbs 21:23–24 — The New International Version (NIV)

23 Those who guard their mouths and their tongues

keep themselves from calamity.

24 The proud and arrogant person—“Mocker” is his name—

behaves with insolent fury.

Proverbs 21:23–24 — English Standard Version (ESV)

23 Whoever keeps his mouth and his tongue

keeps himself out of trouble.

24 “Scoffer” is the name of the arrogant, haughty man

who acts with arrogant pride.

Proverbs 21:23–24 — New Living Translation (NLT)

23 Watch your tongue and keep your mouth shut,

and you will stay out of trouble.

24 Mockers are proud and haughty;

they act with boundless arrogance.

Proverbs 21:23–24 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

23 Whoever guards his mouth and tongue

Keeps his soul from troubles.

24 A proud and haughty man—“Scoffer” is his name;

He acts with arrogant pride.

Proverbs 21:23–24 — New Century Version (NCV)

23 Those who are careful about what they say

keep themselves out of trouble.

24 People who act with stubborn pride

are called “proud,” “bragger,” and “mocker.”

Proverbs 21:23–24 — American Standard Version (ASV)

23 Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue

Keepeth his soul from troubles.

24 The proud and haughty man, scoffer is his name;

He worketh in the arrogance of pride.

Proverbs 21:23–24 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

23 Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles.

24 Proud, arrogant, scorner is his name who dealeth in proud wrath.

Proverbs 21:23–24 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

23 Whoever guards his mouth and his tongue keeps himself out of trouble. 

24 An arrogant, conceited person is called a mocker. 

His arrogance knows no limits. 

Proverbs 21:23–24 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

23 The one who guards his mouth and tongue

keeps himself out of trouble.

24 The proud and arrogant person, named “Mocker,”

acts with excessive pride.

Proverbs 21:23–24 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

23 To watch over mouth and tongue

is to keep out of trouble.

24 The proud, haughty person, named “Scoffer,”

acts with arrogant pride.

Proverbs 21:23–24 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

23 He who guards his mouth and his tongue,

he guards his life from danger.

24 The proud, haughty one: “scoffer” is his name;

he acts with arrogance of pride.

Proverbs 21:23–24 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

23 Anyone who is careful about what he says

keeps himself out of trouble.

24 A proud person is called a “mocker.”

He thinks much too highly of himself.

Proverbs 21:23–24 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

23 He who guards his mouth and his tongue,

Guards his soul from troubles.

24 Proud,” “Haughty,” “Scoffer,” are his names,

Who acts with insolent pride.