Psalm 32:3 When I kept silence, my bones wore away through my groaning all the day long.
Proverbs 21:23 Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles.
(Hebrew Bible in English)
The psalm is about confession of sins.
The proverb is my daily trial. To think and think again before speaking.
My Dad used to say, "He who can control his tongue, is more worth than a man who conquers a whole city."
He was only too familiar with my way of "fast" talking.
My Dad watching over me after " my bones wore away"and I first broke my right arm and then my right leg due to osteoporosis . How cared for and safe he always made me feel, and how well he controlled his tongue even to the bitter end.