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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.

Amplified Bible (AMP)

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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.

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
New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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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).

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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.

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
New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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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 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.”

New International Version (NIV)

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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 3:2 New King James Version (NKJV)

For we all stumble in many things. If anyone does not stumble in word, he is a [a]perfect man, able also to bridle the whole body.

Footnotes:

  1. James 3:2 mature
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 3:2 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

For we all stumble in many ways. If anyone does not stumble in [a]what he says, he is a perfect man, able to [b]rein in the whole body as well.

Footnotes:

  1. James 3:2 Lit word
  2. James 3:2 Or hold in check
New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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James 3:2 Amplified Bible (AMP)

For we all stumble and sin in many ways. If anyone does not stumble in what he says [never saying the wrong thing], he is a perfect man [fully developed in character, without serious flaws], able to bridle his whole body and rein in his entire nature [taming his human faults and weaknesses].

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James 3:2 New International Version (NIV)

We all stumble in many ways. Anyone who is never at fault in what they say is perfect, able to keep their whole body in check.

New International Version (NIV)

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James 3:2 King James Version (KJV)

For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body.

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