I said, I will give attention to my ways, so that my tongue may do no wrong; I will keep my mouth under control, while the sinner is before me.
So that the Lord may give effect to what he said of me, If your children give attention to their ways, living uprightly before me with all their heart and their soul, you will never be without a man to be king in Israel.
But Jehu did not take care to keep the law of the Lord with all his heart: he did not keep himself from the sin which Jeroboam did and made Israel do.
And with them Heman and Jeduthun, and the rest who were marked out by name to give praise to the Lord, for his mercy is unchanging for ever;
And he said to her, You are talking like one of the foolish women. If we take the good God sends us, are we not to take the evil when it comes? In all this Job kept his lips from sin.
My soul, put all your faith in God; for from him comes my salvation.
Further, David and the chiefs of the servants of the holy place made selection of certain of the sons of Asaph and of Heman and of Jeduthun for the work of prophets, to make melody with corded instruments and brass; and the number of the men for the work they had to do was:
They have said, With our tongues will we overcome; our lips are ours: who is lord over us?
Keep your tongue from evil, and your lips from words of deceit.
Their thoughts are deep with evil designs; their talk from their seats of power is of cruel acts.
I was crying to God with my voice; even to God with my voice, and he gave ear to me.
Keep a watch on your behaviour; let all your ways be rightly ordered.
Death and life are in the power of the tongue; and those to whom it is dear will have its fruit for their food.
Put no faith in a friend, do not let your hope be placed in a relation: keep watch on the doors of your mouth against her who is resting on your breast.
For this reason there is the more need for us to give attention to the things which have come to our ears, for fear that by chance we might be slipping away.
If a man seems to have religion and has no control over his tongue but lets himself be tricked by what is false, this man's religion is of no value.
For we all go wrong in a number of things. If a man never makes a slip in his talk, then he is a complete man and able to keep all his body in control.