[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 bridle, while the wicked are before me.
That the LORD may continue his word which he spoke concerning me, saying, If your children take heed to their way, to walk before me in truth with all their heart and with all their soul, there shall not fail you (said he) a man on the throne of Israel.
But Jehu took no heed to walk in the law of the LORD God of Israel with all his heart: for he departed not from the sins of Jeroboam, who made Israel to sin.
And with them Heman and Jeduthun, and the rest that were chosen, who were designated by name, to give thanks to the LORD, because his mercy endures forever;
But he said unto her, You speak as one of the foolish women speaks. What? shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil? In all this did not Job sin with his lips.
[To the Chief Musician, to jeduthun. A Psalm of David.] Truly my soul waits upon God: from him comes my salvation.
[Beth] How shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to your word.
Moreover David and the captains of the army separated for the service some of the sons of Asaph, and of Heman, and of Jeduthun, who should prophesy with harps, with lyres, and with cymbals: and the number of the workmen according to their service was:
Who have said, With our tongue will we prevail; our lips are our own: who is lord over us?
Keep your tongue from evil, and your lips from speaking deceit.
They are corrupt, and speak wickedly concerning oppression: they speak loftily.
[To the Chief Musician. To Jeduthun. A Psalm of Asaph.] I cried unto God with my voice, even unto God with my voice; and he gave ear unto me.
Ponder the path of your feet, and let all your ways be established.
Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.
Trust not in a friend, put not confidence in a companion: keep the doors of your mouth from her that lies in your bosom.
Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip.
If any man among you seems to be religious, and bridles not his tongue, but deceives his own heart, this man's religion is vain.
For in many things we all offend. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body.