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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)

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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
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Matthew 5:37 New International Version (NIV)

37 All you need to say is simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything beyond this comes from the evil one.[a]

Footnotes:

  1. Matthew 5:37 Or from evil
New International Version (NIV)

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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)

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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 New International Version (NIV)

28 Even fools are thought wise if they keep silent,
    and discerning if they hold their tongues.

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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
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Proverbs 29:11 New International Version (NIV)

11 Fools give full vent to their rage,
    but the wise bring calm in the end.

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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.

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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
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Proverbs 18:21 New International Version (NIV)

21 The tongue has the power of life and death,
    and those who love it will eat its fruit.

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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)

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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 New International Version (NIV)

36 But I tell you that everyone will have to give account on the day of judgment for every empty word they have spoken. 37 For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned.”

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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)

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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 New International Version (NIV)

26 Those who consider themselves religious and yet do not keep a tight rein on their tongues deceive themselves, and their religion is worthless.

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James 1:19 New King James Version (NKJV)

Qualities Needed in Trials

19 [a]So then, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath;

Footnotes:

  1. James 1:19 NU Know this or This you know
New King James Version (NKJV)

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James 1:19 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

19 [a]You know this, my beloved brothers and sisters. Now everyone must be quick to hear, slow to speak, and slow to anger;

Footnotes:

  1. James 1:19 Or Know this
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James 1:19 New International Version (NIV)

Listening and Doing

19 My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry,

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James 3:6-8 New King James Version (NKJV)

And the tongue is a fire, a world of [a]iniquity. The tongue is so set among our members that it defiles the whole body, and sets on fire the course of [b]nature; and it is set on fire by [c]hell. For every kind of beast and bird, of reptile and creature of the sea, is tamed and has been tamed by mankind. But no man can tame the tongue. It is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.

Footnotes:

  1. James 3:6 unrighteousness
  2. James 3:6 existence
  3. James 3:6 Gr. Gehenna
New King James Version (NKJV)

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James 3:6-8 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

And the tongue is a fire, the very world of unrighteousness; the tongue is set among [a]our body’s parts as that which defiles the whole body and sets on fire the course of our [b]life, and is set on fire by [c]hell. For every [d]species of beasts and birds, of reptiles and creatures of the sea, is tamed and has been tamed by the human [e]race. But no one among mankind can tame the tongue; it is a restless evil, full of deadly poison.

Footnotes:

  1. James 3:6 Lit our parts
  2. James 3:6 Or existence, origin
  3. James 3:6 Gr Gehenna
  4. James 3:7 Lit nature
  5. James 3:7 Lit nature
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