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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 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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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)

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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 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 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 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
New King James Version (NKJV)

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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 1:26 King James Version (KJV)

26 If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man's religion is vain.

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 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 1:19 King James Version (KJV)

19 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:

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 International Version (NIV)

The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body. It corrupts the whole body, sets the whole course of one’s life on fire, and is itself set on fire by hell.

All kinds of animals, birds, reptiles and sea creatures are being tamed and have been tamed by mankind, but no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison.

New International Version (NIV)

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