The verse below is one of many in the Bible which cautions us about our speech.
Proverbs 10:19 In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin: but he that refraineth his lips is wise.
As is the case with some Hebrew poetry, there is a direct contrast portraying a negative and a positive concept.
Negative Condition: “multitude of words”
Negative Result: “there wanteth not sin”
Positive Condition: “he that refraineth his lips”
Positive Result: “is wise”
The wise choice is obvious: Don’t say more than you need to. Control your tongue. If you don’t, then you will descend into sin. If you refrain (keep in check) your lips, then you are wise.