Cross-references Explore similar Bible verses on Proverbs 13:3 in English Standard Version "Whoever guards his mouth preserves his life; he who opens wide his lips comes to ruin." Pr 12:13 An evil man is ensnared by the transgression of his lips, but the righteous escapes from trouble. Pr 18:7 A fool’s mouth is his ruin, and his lips are a snare to his soul. Pr 18:21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits. Pr 20:19 Whoever goes about slandering reveals secrets; therefore do not associate with a simple babbler. Pr 21:23 Whoever keeps his mouth and his tongue keeps himself out of trouble. Jas 3:2 For we all stumble in many ways. And if anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle his whole body.