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Matthew 5:37 New King James Version (NKJV)

37 But let [a]your ‘Yes’ be ‘Yes,’ and your ‘No,’ ‘No.’ For whatever is more than these is from the evil one.

Footnotes:

  1. Matthew 5:37 Lit. your word be yes yes
New King James Version (NKJV)

Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Matthew 5:37 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

37 But make sure your statement is, ‘[a]Yes, yes’ or ‘No, no’; anything beyond these is [b]of evil origin.

Footnotes:

  1. Matthew 5:37 I.e., a clear “yes” or “no”
  2. Matthew 5:37 Or from the evil one
New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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Matthew 5:37 Amplified Bible (AMP)

37 But let your statement be, ‘Yes, yes’ or ‘No, no’ [a firm yes or no]; anything more than that comes from the evil one.

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Matthew 5:37 King James Version (KJV)

37 But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil.

Proverbs 17:28 New King James Version (NKJV)

28 Even a fool is counted wise when he holds his peace;
When he shuts his lips, he is considered perceptive.

New King James Version (NKJV)

Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Proverbs 17:28 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

28 Even a fool, when he keeps silent, is considered wise;
When he closes his lips, he is considered prudent.

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Proverbs 17:28 Amplified Bible (AMP)

28 
Even a [callous, arrogant] fool, when he keeps silent, is considered wise;
When he closes his lips he is regarded as sensible (prudent, discreet) and a man of understanding.

Amplified Bible (AMP)

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Proverbs 17:28 King James Version (KJV)

28 Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.

Proverbs 29:11 New King James Version (NKJV)

11 A fool vents all his feelings,[a]
But a wise man holds them back.

Footnotes:

  1. Proverbs 29:11 Lit. spirit
New King James Version (NKJV)

Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Proverbs 29:11 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

11 A fool [a]always loses his temper,
But a wise person holds it back.

Footnotes:

  1. Proverbs 29:11 Lit sends forth all his spirit
New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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Proverbs 29:11 Amplified Bible (AMP)

11 
A [shortsighted] fool always loses his temper and displays his anger,
But a wise man [uses self-control and] holds it back.

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Proverbs 29:11 King James Version (KJV)

11 A fool uttereth all his mind: but a wise man keepeth it in till afterwards.

Proverbs 18:21 New King James Version (NKJV)

21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue,
And those who love it will eat its fruit.

New King James Version (NKJV)

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Proverbs 18:21 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

21 Death and life are in the [a]power of the tongue,
And those who love it will eat its fruit.

Footnotes:

  1. Proverbs 18:21 Lit hand
New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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Proverbs 18:21 Amplified Bible (AMP)

21 
Death and life are in the power of the tongue,
And those who love it and indulge it will eat its fruit and bear the consequences of their words.

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Proverbs 18:21 King James Version (KJV)

21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.

Matthew 12:36-37 New King James Version (NKJV)

36 But I say to you that for every idle word men may speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgment. 37 For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.”

New King James Version (NKJV)

Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Matthew 12:36-37 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

36 But I tell you that for every [a]careless word that people [b]speak, they will give an account of it on the day of judgment. 37 For [c]by your words you will be justified, and [d]by your words you will be condemned.”

Footnotes:

  1. Matthew 12:36 Or useless
  2. Matthew 12:36 Lit will speak
  3. Matthew 12:37 Or in accordance with
  4. Matthew 12:37 Or in accordance with
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Matthew 12:36-37 Amplified Bible (AMP)

36 But I tell you, on the day of judgment people will have to give an accounting for every careless or useless word they speak. 37 For by your words [reflecting your spiritual condition] you will be justified and acquitted of the guilt of sin; and by your words [rejecting Me] you will be condemned and sentenced.”

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Matthew 12:36-37 King James Version (KJV)

36 But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.

37 For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.

James 1:26 New King James Version (NKJV)

26 If anyone [a]among you thinks he is religious, and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his own heart, this one’s religion is useless.

Footnotes:

  1. James 1:26 NU omits among you
New King James Version (NKJV)

Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

James 1:26 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

26 If anyone thinks himself to be religious, yet does not [a]bridle his tongue but deceives his own heart, this person’s religion is worthless.

Footnotes:

  1. James 1:26 Or control
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James 1:26 Amplified Bible (AMP)

26 If anyone thinks himself to be religious [scrupulously observant of the rituals of his faith], and does not control his tongue but deludes his own heart, this person’s religion is worthless (futile, barren).

Amplified Bible (AMP)

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