Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile;

New American Standard Bible

Keep your tongue from evil And your lips from speaking deceit.

King James Version

Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile.

Holman Bible

Keep your tongue from evil
and your lips from deceitful speech.

International Standard Version

Then keep your tongue from doing evil and your lips from spreading lies.

A Conservative Version

Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking deceit.

American Standard Version

Keep thy tongue from evil, And thy lips from speaking guile.

Amplified

Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking deceit.

Bible in Basic English

Keep your tongue from evil, and your lips from words of deceit.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Mem Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile.

Julia Smith Translation

Watch thy tongue from evil; and thy lips from speaking deceit

King James 2000

Keep your tongue from evil, and your lips from speaking deceit.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking deceit.

Modern King James verseion

Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking guile.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips, that they speak no guile.

NET Bible

Then make sure you don't speak evil words or use deceptive speech!

New Heart English Bible

Keep your tongue from evil, and your lips from speaking lies.

The Emphasized Bible

Keep thy tongue from wickedness, And thy lips from speaking deceit:

Webster

Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile.

World English Bible

Keep your tongue from evil, and your lips from speaking lies.

Youngs Literal Translation

Keep thy tongue from evil, And thy lips from speaking deceit.

Context Readings

The Lord Delivers The Righteous

12 What man is he that desireth life, and loveth days, that he may see good? 13 Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile; 14 Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.


Cross References

1 Peter 2:22

who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth;

James 1:26

If any one think himself to be religious, not bridling his tongue, but deceiving his heart, this man's religion is vain.

James 3:2

For we all often offend. If any one offend not in word, he is a perfect man, able to bridle the whole body too.

Psalm 141:3

Set a watch, O Jehovah, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips.

Psalm 39:1

{To the chief Musician, to Jeduthun. A Psalm of David.} I said, I will take heed to my ways, that I sin not with my tongue: I will keep my mouth with a muzzle, while the wicked is before me.

Psalm 55:11

Perversities are in the midst thereof; and oppression and deceit depart not from its streets.

1 Peter 2:1

Laying aside therefore all malice and all guile and hypocrisies and envyings and all evil speakings,

Proverbs 12:7

Overthrow the wicked, and they are no more; but the house of the righteous shall stand.

Proverbs 12:19

The lip of truth shall be established for ever; but a lying tongue is but for a moment.

Proverbs 12:22

Lying lips are an abomination to Jehovah; but they that deal truly are his delight.

Proverbs 13:3

He that guardeth his mouth keepeth his soul; destruction shall be to him that openeth wide his lips.

Proverbs 18:21

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

Proverbs 19:9

A false witness shall not be held innocent, and he that uttereth lies shall perish.

Proverbs 21:23

Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles.

Isaiah 63:8

And he said, They are indeed my people, children that will not lie; and he became their Saviour.

Matthew 12:35-37

The good man out of the good treasure brings forth good things; and the wicked man out of the wicked treasure brings forth wicked things.

Colossians 3:9

Do not lie to one another, having put off the old man with his deeds,

James 1:19

So that, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath;

James 3:5-10

Thus also the tongue is a little member, and boasts great things. See how little a fire, how large a wood it kindles!

Revelation 14:4-5

These are they who have not been defiled with women, for they are virgins: these are they who follow the Lamb wheresoever it goes. These have been bought from men as first-fruits to God and to the Lamb:

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