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{To the chief Musician, even 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 is before me.

My mouth, etc

General references

Bible References

I said

Psalm 119:9
How may a young man make his way clean? by guiding it after your word.
1 Kings 2:4
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.
2 Kings 10:31
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.
Proverbs 4:26
Keep a watch on your behaviour; let all your ways be rightly ordered.
Hebrews 2:1
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.

That i

Psalm 12:4
They have said, With our tongues will we overcome; our lips are ours: who is lord over us?
Psalm 73:8
Their thoughts are deep with evil designs; their talk from their seats of power is of cruel acts.
Proverbs 18:21
Death and life are in the power of the tongue; and those to whom it is dear will have its fruit for their food.
Proverbs 21:23
He who keeps watch over his mouth and his tongue keeps his soul from troubles.

My mouth, etc

James 1:26
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.
James 3:2
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.


Amos 5:13
So the wise will say nothing in that time; for it is an evil time.
Micah 7:5
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.
Colossians 4:5
Be wise in your behaviour to those who are outside, making good use of the time.

General references

Proverbs 13:3
He who keeps a watch on his mouth keeps his life; but he whose lips are open wide will have destruction.
Isaiah 36:21
But they kept quiet and gave him no answer: for the king's order was, Give him no answer.
James 3:3
Now if we put bits of iron into horses' mouths so that they may be guided by us, we have complete control of their bodies.

Basic English, produced by Mr C. K. Ogden of the Orthological Institute - public domain