Parallel Verses

Lexham Expanded Bible

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

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.

Darby Translation

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.

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 Who [is] the man who desires life, who loves [many] days in order to see good? 13 Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking deceit. 14 Turn from evil and do good. Seek peace and pursue it.


Cross References

1 Peter 2:22

who did not commit sin, nor was deceit found in his mouth,

James 1:26

If anyone thinks he is religious, [although he] does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person's religion [is] worthless.

James 3:2

For we all stumble [in] many [ways]. If anyone does not stumble in what he says, he [is] a perfect individual, able to hold in check his whole body also.

Psalm 141:3

Set a guard, O Yahweh, over my mouth; keep watch over the door of my lips.

Psalm 39:1

I said, "I will guard my ways {that I may not sin} with my tongue. I will keep a muzzle over my mouth as long as [the] wicked [are] before me."

Psalm 55:11

Destruction [is] within it, and oppression and deceit do not depart from its public square.

1 Peter 2:1

Therefore, ridding yourselves of all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander,

Proverbs 12:7

The wicked are overthrown and {are no more}, but the house of the righteous shall stand.

Proverbs 12:19

A lip of truth endures forever, but a tongue of deception lasts only a moment.

Proverbs 12:22

An abomination of Yahweh are lips of deceit, but they who act faithfully [are] his delight.

Proverbs 13:3

He who keeps his mouth guards his life; he who opens his lips, ruin [belongs] to him.

Proverbs 18:21

Death and life [are] in the {power} of the tongue, and those who love her will eat of her fruit.

Proverbs 19:9

A false witness will not go unpunished, and he who breathes lies will perish.

Proverbs 21:23

He who guards his mouth and his tongue, he guards his life from danger.

Isaiah 63:8

And he said, "Surely my people [are] children; they will not break faith." And he became a Savior to them.

Matthew 12:35-37

The good person from his good treasury brings out good [things], and the evil person from his evil treasury brings out evil [things].

Colossians 3:9

Do not lie to one another, [because you] have taken off the old man together with his deeds,

James 1:19

Understand [this], my dear brothers: every person must be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger,

James 3:5-10

So also the tongue is a small member [of the body] and boasts great [things]. Behold how small a fire sets ablaze how great a forest!

Revelation 14:4-5

These are those who have not been defiled with women, for they are virgins. These [are] the ones who follow the Lamb wherever he goes. These were bought from humanity [as] first fruits to God and to the Lamb,

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