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20 Reasons When to Keep Your Mouth Shut Printable

20 Reasons When to Keep Your Mouth Shut – Don’t Open Your Mouth! Includes Bible verses too! Plus a printable version.

20 Reasons When to Keep Your Mouth Shut Printable

I saw this on Facebook and had to share with my readers. Plus, I made it into a printable too.



Proverbs 21:23 “Whosoever keepeth his mouth and his tongue, keepeth his soul from trouble.”

  1. In the heat of anger. Proverbs 14:17
  2. When you don’t have all the facts Proverbs 18:13
  3. When you haven’t verified the story. Deuteronomy 17:6
  4. If your words will offend a weaker brother. 1 Corinthians 8:11
  5. If your words will be a proof reflection of the Lord or your friends and family. 1 Peter 2:21-23
  6. When you are tempted to joke about sin. Proverbs 14:9
  7. When you would be ashamed of your words later. Proverbs 8:8
  8. When your tempted to make light of holy things. Ecclesiastes 5:2
  9. If your words would convey a wrong impression. Proverbs 17:27
  10. If the issue is none of your business. Proverbs 14:10
  11. When you are tempted to tell an outright lie. Proverbs 4:24
  12. If your words will damage someone’s reputation. Proverbs 16:27
  13. If your words will destroy a friendship. Proverbs 25:28
  14. When you are feeling critical. James 3:9
  15. If you can’t speak without yelling. Proverbs 25:28
  16. When it is time to listen. Proverbs 13:1
  17. If you may have to eat your words later. Proverbs 18:21
  18. If you have already said it more than one time (then it becomes nagging) Proverbs 19:13
  19. When you are tempted to flatter a wicked person. Proverbs 24:24
  20. When you are suppose to be working instead. Proverbs 14:23

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First published February 22, 2017. Last updated May 2, 2018.

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My name is Steve Patterson and I am saved through the blood of Jesus Christ. I have been blogging at Courageous Christian Father since 2012, however, I have been blogging since around 2004. At church I help with the youth, van ministry, ushering or wherever else needed. Currently, I am working on my bachelors of theology. I am a father of an adult child. I work as a graphic designer. I also love listening to nothing but Christian Music. I am an Eagle Scout class of 1994. Once an Eagle, Always an Eagle.

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  1. Erica says:

    Hello Steve. Hope all is well. I got this list from another website and realised that some verses are mixed up or info missing (it’s 1 Peter 1:21:23) or do not match. I came up with the right list (follows). Remain blessed.
    1) In the heat of anger
    “A quick-tempered person does foolish things, and the one who devises evil schemes is hated.” Prov 14:17
    2) When you don’t have all the facts
    “To answer before listening – that is folly and shame.” Prov 18:13
    3) When you haven’t verified the story
    “On the testimony of two or three witnesses a person is to be put to death, but no one is to be put to death on the testimony of only one witness.” Deut 17:6
    4) If your words will offend a weaker brother
    “So this weak brother or sister, for whom Christ died, is destroyed by your knowledge.” 1 Cor 8:11
    5) If your words will be a poor reflection of the Lord or your friends and family “21 Through him you believe in God, who raised him from the dead and glorified him, and so your faith and hope are in God. 22 Now that you have purified yourselves by obeying the truth so that you have sincere love for each other, love one another deeply, from the heart. 23 For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God.” 1 Pet 1:21-23
    6) When you are tempted to joke about sin
    “Fools mock at making amends for sin, but goodwill is found among the upright.” Prov 14:9
    7) When you would be ashamed of your words later
    “All the words of my mouth are just; none of them is crooked or perverse.” Prov 8:8
    8) When you’re tempted to make light of holy things
    “Do not be quick with your mouth, do not be hasty in your heart to utter anything before God. God is in heaven and you are on earth, so let your words be few.” Ecc 5:2
    9) If your words convey a wrong impression
    “The one who has knowledge uses words with restraint, and whoever has understanding is even-tempered.” Prov 17:27
    10) If the issue is none of your business
    “Each heart knows its own bitterness, and no one else can share its joy.” Prov 14:10
    11) When you’re tempted to tell al outright lie
    “A lying tongue hates those it hurts, and a flattering mouth works ruin.” Prov 26:28
    12) If your words will damage someone’s reputation
    “Keep your mouth free of perversity; keep corrupt talk far from your lips.” Prov 4:24
    13) If your words will destroy a friendship
    “A perverse person stirs up conflict, and a gossip separates close friends.” Prov 16:28
    14) When you are feeling critical
    “With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse human beings, who have been made in God’s likeness.” Jas 3:9
    15) If you can’t speak without yelling
    “Like a city whose walls are broken through is a person who lacks self-control.” Prov 25:28
    16) When it is time to listen
    “A wise son heeds his father’s instruction, but a mocker does not respond to rebukes.” Prov 13:1
    17) If you may have to eat your words later
    “The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.” Prov 18:21
    18) If you have already said it more than one time (then it becomes nagging)
    “A foolish child is a father’s ruin, and a quarrelsome wife is like the constant dripping of a leaky roof.”
    Prov 19:13
    19) When you’re tempted to flatter a wicked person
    “Whoever says to the guilty, “You are innocent,” will be cursed by peoples and denounced by nations.
    Prov 24:24
    20) When you are supposed to be working instead
    “All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty.” Prov 14:23

    1. Thanks so much for that. I have updated that one from Peter to 1 Peter. I appreciate the comment. Have a great day!

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