Proverbs 10:19; Proverbs 11:12; Proverbs 15:1; Proverbs 17:28

19  eWhen words are many, transgression is not lacking,

fbut whoever restrains his lips is prudent.


12  Whoever qbelittles his neighbor lacks sense,

but a man of understanding remains silent.


15  dA soft answer turns away wrath,

but ea harsh word stirs up anger.


28  Even a fool xwho keeps silent is considered wise;

when he closes his lips, he is deemed intelligent.