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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
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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.

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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 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)

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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 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.

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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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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)

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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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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
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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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